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 2, Episode 1

Following his TV appearance meltdown, Martin struggles to find momentum in his mimicry career; moreso when Steven leaves to go travelling after his mother's death.

Further details

The Mimic. Image shows from L to R: Neil (Neil Maskell), Martin Hurdle (Terry Mynott). Copyright: Running Bare Pictures.

After Martin's big break as a guest on a TV show doesn't go as planned, Martin finds work increasingly hard to find since leaving his job in Site Maintenance.

His son and agent, Steven, decides to go travelling, unable to cope after the death of his mother; Martin finds a new agent in his 'news agent' Neil, who's first gig is set to raise his Impressionist profile - busking at a Shopping Centre.

After Jean and Neil's luxury cruise holiday, or 'floating prison' as Neil calls it, Jean realises they are two very different people and she decides to dump Neil.


Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Matthew Pattimore were credited in this episode but only appeared in a Series 1 recap sequence.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th July 2014
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Terry Mynott Martin Hurdle
Jo Hartley Jean
Neil Maskell Neil
Jacob Anderson Steven
Guest cast
Jack Beale Bryn the Violin
Peter Hobday Statue
Dominique Moore Job Centre Lady
Alec Nicholls Vincent
Keiron Self HMRC Man
Maggie Service PCSO
Mark Brailsford Cabbie
Damian Dudkiewicz Delivery Guy
Andrew Forbes Posh Man
Writing team
Matt Morgan Writer
Production team
Kieron Hawkes Director
Jack Bayles Producer


Breaking Bad

Martin does some 'cooking' as he mimics Breaking Bad's Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

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

New Agent?

Neil looks set to be Martin's new agent.

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


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