High Hopes (2002– )

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Richard "Fagin" Hepplewhite (Robert Blythe) is an agoraphobic ex-criminal who runs a business from his home in the Welsh valleys, after serving at Strangeways prison. He lives with his Mam,... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Robert Blythe ...
 Richard 'Fagin' Hepplewhite / ... (38 episodes, 2002-2008)
Steve Meo ...
 Hoffman (38 episodes, 2002-2008)
Margaret John ...
 Mrs. Elsie Hepplewhite / ... (38 episodes, 2002-2008)
Keiron Self ...
 PC Claude Cox (37 episodes, 2002-2008)
Boyd Clack ...
 Sgt Ball (35 episodes, 2002-2008)
Ben Evans ...
 Charlie (27 episodes, 2002-2006)
 Mrs. Coles (20 episodes, 2002-2008)


Richard "Fagin" Hepplewhite (Robert Blythe) is an agoraphobic ex-criminal who runs a business from his home in the Welsh valleys, after serving at Strangeways prison. He lives with his Mam, and two teenage tearaways called Charlie and Hoffman (Steve Meo and Ben Evans). Every week, they enter many scrapes, like stealing Tom Jones' first dickie-bow to finding a famous Welsh painting called Dafydd Ar y Twmp... Written by Anonymous

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Several actors who played roles in the 1999 pilot 'High Hopes Saving Private Ryan' were replaced in the series. Also, the pilot was broadcast all over the UK, but the series was only broadcast in Wales. Keiron Self replaced Giles Thomas as PC Claude Cox, and Charlie was previously played by David Rees Talbot, but in the series, he was played by Ben Evans. Charlie and Hoffman were previously acquaintanced with Fagin in the pilot, but only gradually so in the series. See more »


Hoffman: Uh, Fag
[pronounced fayg]
Hoffman: , what's libido?
Richard 'Fagin' Hepplewhite: I think it's where you go for a swim.
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Referenced in Margaret John: National Treasure (2010) See more »

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A great lalf
22 April 2006 | by (Abergele, Wales, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the most outrageous funny shows I have ever seen. The rest of the UK and the US don't know what they are missing. One of the funniest characters is Fagans mum who use to be a striper called Fiffe Lamour. It so funny hearing Fagans mum who is about 77 telling stories about here stripping. It is the only program that I have ever seen that had royalty in it. Off course it was an actor who played the part of Prince Charles, who in the episode got high on cannabis. It's absolutely mental, but well worth watching. Me and my family, my mum Elaine, my dad Iwan and my sister Kirsty love it. And after we had shown it to my best friend Kieren he loved it to

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