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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
4 February 2000 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Thermoman is a multiple-powered superhero who originates from the planet Ultron. In an attempt to do his best to fit in with life on earth, he creates the human alias of George Sunday.
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Cast

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the pilot, the character George Sunday was Jewish-English. He wasn't an Irish grocer until Ardal O'Hanlon asked for him to be. O'Hanlon wanted to best serve the script by doing an accent he was comfortable in.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Piers:I am always here.
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
great show, 4 September 2004
Author: Paul Kenworthy from Redcar, England

this show is absolutely hilarious, Ardal O'Hanlon is great as George Sunday / Thermoman, his role is the perfect follow on from Father Ted, the show that made him a star.

George is a superhero from the planet Ultron, who came to earth as a superhero, he doesn't know anything about human life and therefore seems to be a total idiot, this is perfect for O'Hanlon who played the same sort of role as Father Dougal Maguire in Father Ted.

There are many funny characters in this show, there is Piers, a doctor that is a nationwide celeberity, he also doesn't realize that no-one likes him. There is Mrs Raven the evil receptionist at Piers' clinic, who says something nasty at anyone she sees. Then there is Janet, she is George's wife, and she also works at the clinic, she has two parents that hate each other, Janet and George have a baby with superpowers, it can talk as well, in one episode George loses his memory and the child is then forced to save people using his superpowers.

There was many very good episodes in the four series, my favourite episode is where George goes on a super hero training course and he has a replacement called Hillary, that episode was hilarious.

Overall, a very funny TV show, with great characters, great scripts and a very good leading performance by Ardal O'Hanlon. 9/10

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