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.

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Series 2, Episode 4 - Perseverance

When Pip throws her back out working her way through the Aboriginal Karma Sutra, Paul is left in charge of the observatory. His bravado turns to horror when he discovers he must help destroy his childhood hero, an old British satellite called The Perseverance.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th August 2006
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
Guest cast
Celia Ireland Shirl
Morgan O'Neill Chad
Christian Manon French Captain
Writing team
Harry Cripps Writer
Production team
Sandy Johnson 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
Brendan Dahill Executive Producer
Marcus D'Arcy Editor
Scott Bird Production Designer

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