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Seasons:
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Release Date:
4 February 2000 (UK) See more »
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User Reviews:
Holding out for a hero See more (37 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 27)

Emily Joyce ... Janet Dawkins (51 episodes, 2000-2007)
Geraldine McNulty ... Mrs. Raven (51 episodes, 2000-2007)

Hugh Dennis ... Dr. Piers Crispin (51 episodes, 2000-2007)
Lill Roughley ... Ella Dawkins (51 episodes, 2000-2007)

Philip Whitchurch ... Tyler (51 episodes, 2000-2007)
Lou Hirsch ... Arnie (50 episodes, 2000-2007)
Tim Wylton ... Stanley Dawkins (48 episodes, 2000-2007)

Ardal O'Hanlon ... George Sunday / ... (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Finlay Stroud ... Ollie Sunday / ... (38 episodes, 2002-2007)
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Series Directed by
John Stroud (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Mendelson (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Paul Mayhew-Archer (28 episodes, 2000-2006)
Daniel Peak (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Paul Alexander (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
James Cary (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Simon Braithwaite (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Trevelyan Evans (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Pete Sinclair (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Gary Lawson (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
John Phelps (2 episodes, 2001-2003)

Series Produced by
Jed Leventhall .... associate producer (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Marcus Mortimer .... producer / executive producer: Big Bear Films / ... (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
John Stroud .... producer (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Barrie Westwell .... associate producer (43 episodes, 2000-2005)
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise .... executive producer / executive producer: BBC (30 episodes, 2002-2005)
Geoffrey Perkins .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jamie Rix .... producer (21 episodes, 2003-2006)
Murray Peterson .... line producer (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ian Luxford .... post production producer (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Original Music by
Philip Pope (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mykola Pawluk (22 episodes, 2002-2006)
Graham Hutchings (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Chris Wadsworth (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
Mark Sangster (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Casting by
Tracey Gillham (39 episodes, 2000-2006)
Jo Buckingham (5 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
James Dillon (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jo Sutherland (26 episodes, 2002-2006)
Simon Rogers (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard Drew (6 episodes, 2000)
Dick Lunn (5 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Janet Benge (30 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sally Plum (17 episodes, 2000-2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Mandy Furlonger .... makeup designer (31 episodes, 2002-2006)
Marella Shearer .... makeup supervisor (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Production Management
Murray Peterson .... production manager (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Suzanne Facenfield .... production manager (10 episodes, 2005)
Barry Read .... production manager (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Sykes .... first assistant director (27 episodes, 2000-2006)
Jack Beardsley .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Carrie Rodd .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Art Department
Terence Black .... production buyer (30 episodes, 2002-2005)
Harriet Davis .... production buyer (12 episodes, 2000-2001)

Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Bradford .... sound supervisor (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Adrian Smith .... dubbing mixer (43 episodes, 2000-2005)
Nigel Davis .... location sound recordist (9 episodes, 2000-2001)

Nigel Holmes .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert Schofield .... wire effects (5 episodes, 2005-2006)

Keith Edwards .... senior technician special effects (unknown episodes, 2005)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andy McVean .... visual effects designer (36 episodes, 2000-2005)
Charlotte Merrill .... digital artist (8 episodes, 2006-2007)

Mickey Edwards .... visual effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator (18 episodes, 2000-2005)
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2000-2003)
Stuart Clark .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2002)
Mark Lisbon .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lucy Allen .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Constable .... lighting director (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Chas Watts .... camera supervisor (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Keith Reed .... location lighting director (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Chris Kempton .... lighting director (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
James Grimes .... grip (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting Department
Siobhan Bachman .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julia Knight .... costume stand-by (4 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Phillips .... vision mixer (44 episodes, 2000-2006)
Pete Harrow .... colorist (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nick Adams .... colorist (2 episodes, 2002)
Tim O'Brien .... colorist (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Sarah Daman .... stage manager (33 episodes, 2000-2006)
Frances Mable .... script supervisor (30 episodes, 2002-2005)
Julia Morpeth .... location manager (28 episodes, 2002-2006)
Ray Gearing .... studio manager (26 episodes, 2000-2006)
Katie Thompstone .... floor manager (23 episodes, 2000-2002)
Billie Watley .... production accountant (23 episodes, 2000-2002)
Allen Davies .... production accountant (21 episodes, 2003-2006)
Aidan Boulter .... studio manager (18 episodes, 2000-2005)
Liz Oliver .... production secretary / assistant production coordinator (16 episodes, 2003-2006)
Paul Mayhew-Archer .... script consultant (15 episodes, 2002-2006)
Paul Mendelson .... script consultant (15 episodes, 2003-2006)
Toni Barnett .... production coordinator / production secretary (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Nila Karadia .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Helen McConville .... production secretary (10 episodes, 2002)
Suzanne Facenfield .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2003)
Cass Hill .... production secretary (10 episodes, 2003)
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
David Kellick .... location manager (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rebecca Hewitt .... stage manager (6 episodes, 2000)
Jane Sprague .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2000)
Cathy Durbin .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2005)
Pauline Gaunt .... stage manager (5 episodes, 2005)
Barry Read .... location manager (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Madeleine Le Rasle .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2001)
Clara Thomas .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Barry Read .... location manager (2 episodes, 2001)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ardal O'Hanlon decided to leave the role and was replaced by James Dreyfus.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Piers:I am always here.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005) (TV)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Holding out for a hero, 15 June 2010
Author: A56T from United Kingdom

This was a good sitcom that had good writing and a strong cast. The plots though silly were entertaining and unlike some modern sitcoms did not get bogged down by sentiment.

The public seemed to like it to and it was a regular fixture in the Friday night schedules for many years. For a British sitcom to reach five series' is a pretty big achievement so credit should be awarded.

Then all of a sudden things changed. The main actor left - not sure of the reason but one episode he was there and the next... gone. This should have been the end of the series because the lead guy was really the one everyone tuned in for, it was his show.

However the BBC knew they had a hit on their hands and were determined to milk it for all it was worth so tried to tweak the format. In came James Dreyfus playing the lead role with only a really silly story to back it up (something about a body swap.

The public didn't like it, the critics jumped onto the show like a vulture and before you know it the show is being moved around the schedules like crazy so that the BBC can burn off all the remaining episodes. Unsurprisingly it was axed soon after.

The BBC's inability to let the show die when the lead actor left proved to be the downfall of a good comedy.

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