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 2, Episode 5 - Something Wicked This Way Comes

Paul excavates an Aboriginal codpiece in the desert and brings down an ancient curse upon the observatory. Several brushes with death later, Paul is convinced he must travel with Bill to the Darklands and face the Aboriginal Elders to exorcise his demons.

Broadcast details

Thursday 31st 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
Bill Young Jerry
Max Eulo Priest
Rene Slansky Cheryl
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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