My Hero. Image shows from L to R: Janet Dawkins (Emily Joyce), George Sunday (Ardal O'Hanlon). Copyright: Big Bear Films
My Hero

My Hero

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2000 - 2006
  • 52 episodes (6 series)

Super hero Thermoman struggles to understand the Earth way of life, but attempts to keep a family in suburbia all the same. Stars Ardal O'Hanlon, James Dreyfus, Emily Joyce, Geraldine McNulty, Hugh Dennis and more.

My Hero. Image shows from L to R: Janet Dawkins (Emily Joyce), George Sunday (Ardal O'Hanlon). Copyright: Big Bear Films

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2000 - 2006
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
52 (6 series)
Creator
Paul Mendelson
Stars
Ardal O'Hanlon, James Dreyfus, Emily Joyce, Geraldine McNulty, Hugh Dennis, Lill Roughley, Philip Whitchurch, Lou Hirsch and more
Writers
Paul Mendelson, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Simon Braithwaite, Paul Alexander, James Cary, Trevelyan Evans, Pete Sinclair and Daniel Peak
Director
John Stroud
Producers
John Stroud, Jamie Rix, Marcus Mortimer, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise and Geoffrey Perkins
Companies

Thermoman, a super-hero from the planet Ultron, arrives on earth in the guise of Irishman George Sunday. He tries his hardest to understand and follow Earth culture but his frequent misunderstandings often lead to sticky situations.

George marries nurse Janet Dawkins and so, when he's not saving the world, he has to put up with her patronising parents Ella and Stanley, psychopathic colleague Mrs Raven and egotistical boss, minor TV celebrity doctor, Piers Crispin. Janet isn't any luckier though as George's pals - scheming Arnie and delusional Tyler - are just as bad.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Thermoman (US)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 4th February 2000 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios
  • Pinner Village Hall - Surgery exteriors

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