Supernova. Paul Hamilton (Rob Brydon). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2005 - 2006
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Fish-out-of-water sitcom starring Rob Brydon as a British astronomer sent to work in a remote Australian observatory. Also features Hollie Andrew, Kat Stewart, Tim Draxl, Damion Hunter, Peter Kowitz and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - When You Wish Upon A Star

Paul is overwhelmed by the support and love of his colleagues when they throw a surprise birthday party for him, and for the first time ever feels like a real man.

And then he gets a call from girlfriend Ruth with her exciting surprise - she is in Australia and on her way to the Observatory. How can he get rid of her and live his own life?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th October 2005
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Rob Brydon Paul Hamilton
Hollie Andrew Jude Wardlaw
Kat Stewart Rachel Mann
Tim Draxl Mike French
Damion Hunter Bill
Peter Kowitz Max Talbot
Kris McQuade Pip Cartwright
Morgan O'Neill Chad (Voice)
Guest cast
Deborah Thomson Ruth
Writing team
Harry Cripps Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Tony Iffland Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Sue Vertue Executive Producer
Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
David Maher Executive Producer
David Taylor Executive Producer
Marcus D'Arcy Editor
Scott Bird Production Designer

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