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4 April 1985 (UK) See more »
In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Matt Frewer ... Edison Carter / Max Headroom
Nickolas Grace ... Grossman
Hilary Tindall ... Dominique

William Morgan Sheppard ... Blank Reg (as Morgan Sheppard)

Amanda Pays ... Theora Jones
Paul Spurrier ... Bryce Lynch
Hilton McRae ... Breugal

George Rossi ... Mahler
Roger Sloman ... Murray
Anthony Dutton ... Gorrister

Constantine Gregory ... Ben Cheviot
Lloyd McGuire ... Edwards
Elizabeth Richardson ... Ms. Formby
Gary Hope ... Ashwell
Joane Hall ... Body bank receptionist
Howard Samuels ... Eng reporter
Roger Tebb ... Helipad reporter
Val McLane ... Eye witness
Michael Cule ... Exploding man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeffrey Weissman ... Operations

Directed by
Annabel Jankel 
Rocky Morton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Annabel Jankel  story
Rocky Morton  story
Steve Roberts 
George Stone  story
Colin Wilson  story

Produced by
Terry Ellis .... executive producer
Chris Griffin .... line producer
Peter Wagg .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Cross 
Midge Ure 
Cinematography by
Trevor Brooker 
Phil Meheux 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Mary Jo Slater 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
Art Direction by
Alan Williams 
Costume Design by
Michael Baldwin 
Makeup Department
Ross Carver .... hair stylist
Leon Hamme .... assistant hair stylist
Sandra Shepherd .... makeup artist
Production Management
Redmond Morris .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Bamber .... third assistant director
John Dodds .... second assistant director
Chris Rose .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rod Lord .... graphic artist
John Mills .... property master
Micky Mills .... standby prop
Brian Read .... production buyer
Val Wolstenholme .... set dresser
Sound Department
Don Brown .... sound maintenance
Paul Conway .... assistant dubbing editor
Richard King .... dubbing mixer
Howard Lanning .... dubbing editor
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator
Brad Sherman .... sound effects editor
Ken Weston .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
John Humphreys .... prosthetics designer
Ian Scoones .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Craig Zerouni .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Cooke .... still photographer
Harry Eckford .... camera grip
Mike Pia .... video playback supervisor
Terry Potter .... gaffer
Timothy Prince .... video engineer
Ralph Ramsden .... clapper loader
Richard Taylor .... camera operator: video
Peter Turner .... focus puller
Animation Department
Nick Burgess-Jones .... chief colorist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James P. Cullen .... costumer
Marina Drecker .... wardrobe mistress
Raymond Harris .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Andrew Gillman .... video tape playback editor
Andrew Parker .... first assistant editor
John W. Stuart .... assistant editor
Music Department
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Rik Walton .... music engineer
Other crew
Francine Brown .... continuity
Tim Dennison .... floor runner
Linda Gregory .... production accountant
David Hansen .... additional dialogue
Nicholas Hicks-Beach .... researcher
Gerry Kennedy .... production runner
Richard Monkhouse .... electronic effects
Paul Owen .... additional dialogue
Clare St. John .... production coordinator
Peter Tupy .... computer effects

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
57 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Remade almost scene-for-scene as the first episode of "Max Headroom" (1987). Only Frewer, Pays and Sheppard appeared in both versions. The obese TV viewer's death by "blipberts", and Carter's reaction to it, as well as the live TV doctor's topic on colon health were discarded.See more »
Max:And then there's politicians. It's easy to tell when a politician is lying: their lips move.See more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
I wish everything was on DVD now!!!!!, 24 January 2005
Author: amigafuture from United States

I grew up as a teen in the 80s being a HUGE computer geek back when the term wasn't popular. There was something special about Max Headroom, & I still to this day (1/24/2005) think it was one of the BEST TV shows made! It was the only show I made time for...otherwise I was outside with friends or doing some programming with my Commodore 64 (once I found out Amiga computers were used in the show I **wanted** one. Sometime later I bought one, I still believe the Amiga IS the BEST computer platform there has ever been. Windows just doesn't match up. Anyway, I digress...

I loved the humor of Max Headroom/Edison Carter. Matt pulled the characters off very well. The show really did inspire the young hacker in me as well as the fantasy idea (of the time) for computer generating a Computer Character like Bryce did. ;) Hehe. The sense of humor was awesome, the character roles were very good & it touched very WELL on the Truth of TV!!! :D

I would love to see all of the episodes, commercials U.S & U.K., talk shows, & the Paranomia music video by The Art Of Noise come out on DVDs. Everything that was Max Headroom should be on DVD by *NOW*!! A lot of other junk TV like Sienfeld, Friends, etc have made it to DVD & they don't have the loyal following that MAX does. Common, we're WAITING to spend our hard earned $$ on MAX HEADROOM DVDs Loaded with EXTRAS, interviews, the Car Commercial, & so MUCH MORE. Get that stuttering dude on DVDs!!!! It's WAAAAAAAAY past time, Folks!!

As we used to say in the 80s... MAX HEADROOM for President!! At least THAT talking Head says something worth hearing!! :D

Bravo to Bravo for when they aired MAX HEADROOM without commercials. I miss MAX on Cinemax, too!

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