The Mimic. Martin Hurdle (Terry Mynott). Copyright: Running Bare Pictures.

The Mimic

Channel 4 sitcom. 11 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Terry Mynott, Jo Hartley, Neil Maskell, Jacob Anderson, Rebecca Gethings, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Ami Metcalf and John Thomson.

Series 1, Episode 1

Martin is slowly on route to the faceless, dead-end job that he's somehow been in for over seven years. His life however, is about to take a dramatic turn when he finds out that he could be the father of eighteen year-old boy called Steven, the son of former lover Dionne.

Further details

It's a typical mid-week morning, and as people make their way to work, we join an average man sat in gridlocked traffic. As the radio plays we hear Terry Wogan announcing that: 'it's mornings like this, that I wish I was back in Phuket bouncing a lady boy on each knee!' But this isn't the voice of Terry Wogan. It's the voice of Martin Hurdle, an everyday maintenance man concealing an uncanny ability.

Martin is slowly on route to the faceless pharmaceutical company that he calls work. It's a dead-end job that he's somehow managed to drag out for over seven years. His life however, is about to take a dramatic turn when he finds out that he could be the father of eighteen year-old boy called Steven, the son of former lover Dionne.

Martin and Steven arrange to meet and Martin is determined to make a good first impression. His best friend Jean thinks that his mimicry will impress Steven, but Martin is not convinced and instead decides to ask for a promotion at work.

When a conversation about his career prospects doesn't go to plan, Martin decides to seek revenge by imitating his HR Manager. Taking to the company tannoy he conjures up a fake announcement including a personal declaration that amongst other things, the Head of HR enjoys dressing up as "a naughty school girl."

Finally, Martin and Steven pay an awkward visit to the DNA clinic to find out the truth. Unfortunately this only leaves Martin feeling more concerned about his worth as a father. Is he Steven's dad? And if he is, how can he avoid being such a disappointment?

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 13th March 2013
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Terry Mynott Martin Hurdle
    Jo Hartley Jean
    Neil Maskell Neil
    Jacob Anderson Steven
    Ami Metcalf Chelsea
    Guest cast
    Dan Tetsell Mr Stubbs (HR Manager)
    Hammed Animashaun Youth
    Mandeep Dhillon Youth
    Ralph Laurila Youth
    Writing team
    Matt Morgan Writer
    Production team
    Kieron Hawkes Director
    Jack Bayles Producer
    Kieron Hawkes Editor
    Hayden Matthews Production Designer
    David Mackinnon Composer
    Matt Power Composer
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