Series 1, Episode 1
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?
- Wednesday 13th March 2013
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Terry Mynott||Martin Hurdle|
|Dan Tetsell||Mr Stubbs (HR Manager)|
|Hayden Matthews||Production Designer|