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 6 - May The Best Man Win

When Chad becomes trapped outside his shuttle in space, Rachel grants her man a dying wish: a wedding via satellite before the oxygen runs out. Paul swings between guilt and euphoria as he weighs up the power to save Chad against a chance with the woman he loves.

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th September 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
Will Ward Shearer
Jason Miller Shearer
Mick Benton Shearer
Marlene Cummins Bill's Mum
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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