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Release Date:
4 February 2000 (UK) See more »
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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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 28)

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)

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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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
[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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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
From Hero To Zero.., 4 August 2006
Author: anxietyresister from United Kingdom

I shouldn't be wasting my time writing this, but..

Tonight I watched 'My Hero'. I've seen a couple of episodes since the lead role was taken over by James Dreyfus (The gay dude from Gimme Gimme Gimme) but had not felt inclined to comment until today's show. Ardal O'Hanlon, who played the inept superhero for all of 5 series, declined to be involved with this one. I wonder why? Read on, and all will be revealed..

The premise for George's new appearance was that he lost big in a poker game and each bit of his anatomy had to be given away to pay his debt. He then got a new body, but kept the same irritating personality. Ta-da, problem solved. I hope the scriptwriters gave themselves one big pat on the back for that incredibly imaginative turn of events there. Unfortunately, there are a few other areas with them that I'd like to take issue with..

Simply put, this is a comedy that isn't funny. It has no good jokes, no hilarious slapstick, no appealing characters. It was below par when it started, but at least it could make you smile a bit. Not anymore.. Dreyfus's endless mugging to the camera and outrageously camp acting make me want to crack the wall open with my head. No wonder his career flopped in America.. he has a single talent (the homosexual stereotype) which he repeats ad nauseum. He had his moments as Kathy Burke's goofy sidekick, but he hasn't got the talent or charisma to be a leading man. Hes a one trick pony, and hopefully after watching his rotten performance here TV execs will realise this too and show him the door. Next stop: The Plaza in Brighton, playing the Dame!! You heard it here first..

Even in a sitcom as abysmal as this, you can normally look to the supporting parts for at least a few good moments. Not here I'm afraid.. Everybody from George's weird alien friends to his two talking babies (awful special effects there BTW) ranges from tolerable to just about unbearable. Yes, his mother-in-law hates him. Yes, his two super-intelligent children are wise asses. Yes, his best mate is a freak who talks gibberish consistently. It ticks all the boxes, but somehow every vestige of humour is sucked out of this can't-miss scenario until the programme is dead in the water. How could this have happened? No idea, ask those scriptwriters, who are no doubt enjoying their yachts on the Channel with their undeserved earnings. Which brings me neatly to..

Tonight's episode, which had to be seen to be believed. Heres the background: George wants to get back into the bedroom with his wife , but she refuses. Then, he sees how attracted she is to cats, so he asks a moggy for its advice. The conclusion he comes to is that if he can suck out the essence of feline, spray it on himself like a perfume and let his missus catch a whiff of the aroma, she'll fall head over heels for him again. So this is what he promptly does. Believe me, I have a very strong stomach, but seeing Dreyfus licking Emily Joyce's elbows and running after a strip of material she drags along the floor almost made me cough up yesterday's breakfast. This was was truly terrible television, and just when you think it can't get any worse than that.. There are five more episodes till the end of this series. And lots more barrels waiting to be scraped, no doubt. Oh, joy. Hang on, is that the Four Horsemen I see above me? Or just wishful thinking on my part?

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