Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number... See full summary »
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Michael Stainton ...
 Father (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Georgina Melville ...
 Mother (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ashley Knight ...
 Ken (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Lucinda Bateson ...
 Haley (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Lola Young ...
 Janey (39 episodes, 1980-1983)
Gary Shail ...
 Steve (38 episodes, 1980-1983)
Metal Mickey ...
 Metal Mickey (37 episodes, 1980-1983)
Irene Handl ...
 Granny (23 episodes, 1980-1983)
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Metal Mickey was a robot built by young Ken to do chores around the house. Ken was the eldest child of a typical British family--well, almost typical. Metal Mickey was endowed with a number of magic powers, which enabled it to battle aliens, travel through time, survive extreme temperatures, and other outlandish situations. Mostly Metal Mickey just caused trouble for the Wilburforces, but the family loved him anyway. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Light hearted, fun and generally funny
26 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A sitcom type of show similar to Basil Brush or Rentaghost. Mickey's vocoder voice is sometimes difficult to listen to, and the cast ham it up for laughs. One to two risqué gags can be found, referencing breasts, gynaecology and other innuendo, but generally its good clean fun. Some jokes now - references to British Leyland, Margaret Thatcher etc, have dated the show, but these are few. Irene Handle is great but sadly seems confined to a handful of catch phrases.

Most of the episodes are very samey, but mickey has an undeniable charm for a robot actor. Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees produced the show, but did not name Metal Mickey.

First series is available on DVD in the UK (went on sale in Feb 2008)


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