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

The Mimic

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 11 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about a seemingly unremarkable man who in fact conceals an exceptional talent for mimicry. Stars Terry Mynott, Jo Hartley, Neil Maskell, Jacob Anderson, Rebecca Gethings and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2

Dionne and Martin meet face to face so she can explain why she didn't tell him about Steven all those years ago.

Preview clips

Further details

As we join Martin, he has made the bizarre decision to use the voice of Christopher Walken to convince a gorgeous American swimsuit model to send him naked pictures. It's something he'll probably regret.

Having quit work for a total of three days (following the refusal of his promotion request) Martin decides to return to work, only to find his younger co-worker, Chelsea now in charge. Back to square one and out on leaf patrol, Martin decides to call Dionne for an explanation as to why she's kept Steven, his now eighteen year-old son, a secret. They arrange to meet in person.

That evening, Jean is looking to borrow a DVD from Martin's collection for a cozy night in with new boyfriend Jesse. To help her choose, Martin outlines the films by showcasing an amazing range of voices. Jean however, doesn't recognize most of them and thinks he should put more time into getting girlfriend and less time into his impressions.

Martin pays a visit to Neil, a friend and local newsagent. Neil is in the middle of joining a new dating website and suggests that Martin should set up a profile too. To escape from the pressures of 'finding love', Martin decides to head to his favourite Irish pub, where he operates under a pseudonym and talks with an Irish accent. Little does he know however, that Steven is about to arrive and see him in full 'alter-ego' action. When Steven arrives, he immediately confesses to Martin that he in fact lied when they first met. At that exact moment Martin's Irish scam is exposed and the pair bond over their mutual dishonesty to impress one another.

Finally, Dionne and Martin meet face to face so she can explain why she didn't tell him about Steven all those years ago.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th March 2013
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th April 2013 11:05pm More4
Monday 29th April 2013 1:50am More4

Cast & crew

Terry Mynott Martin Hurdle
Jo Hartley Jean
Neil Maskell Neil
Jacob Anderson Steven
Sharon Duncan-Brewster Dionne
Ami Metcalf Chelsea
Guest cast
Peter Ferdinando Jesse
Jonathan Harden Connor
Louise Dylan Lori Mahoney
Roger Bailey Actor
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


Movie Night

Martin tries to help Jean choose a DVD.

Featuring: Jo Hartley (Jean) & Terry Mynott (Martin Hurdle).

Chocolate Lab

Neil is trying online dating, but Martin needs to explain something...

Featuring: Neil Maskell (Neil) & Terry Mynott (Martin Hurdle).

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