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 5

As the prospect of marriage draws nearer, Martin makes some discoveries from his new family-to-be. Meanwhile, his stand-up set did not impress reviewers.

Further details

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

Martin's impression-based stand-up does badly in the reviews. With the wedding drawing near, Harriet's turned into Bridezilla, laying increasingly drastic demands on Martin.

His enforced religious conversion, and looming circumcision, are non-negotiable if her father is to cover their wedding's mounting costs. But when Martin meets Harriet's decidedly non-kosher brother at his stag weekend doubts arise as to Harriet's real motives and secrets are revealed about her romantic past.

With Martin's friends and family doubting the marriage, will he go through with it?


Geoff McGivern was credited in this episode but did not appear.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th August 2014
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Terry Mynott Martin Hurdle
Jo Hartley Jean
Neil Maskell Neil
Jacob Anderson Steven
Rebecca Gethings Harriet
Ami Metcalf Chelsea
John Thomson Nigel
Guest cast
Doreen Mantle Martin's Nan
Ruth Sheen Martin's Mum
Peter Wight Martin's Dad
Cavan Clerkin Glenn
Jason Forbes Spa Worker
Ivan Gonzalez Spa Receptionist
Sidney Kean Actor
Writing team
Matt Morgan Writer
Production team
Kieron Hawkes Director
Jack Bayles Producer

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