British astronomer Paul Hamilton leaves London for a new life in a remote Australian settlement.
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 Dr. Paul Hamilton (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hollie Andrew ...
 Dr. Jude Wardlaw (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Prof. Mike French (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Damion Hunter ...
 Bill (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Peter Kowitz ...
 Max Talbot (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kris McQuade ...
 Prof. Pip Cartwright (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kat Stewart ...
 Dr. Rachel Mann (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Chad (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Celia Ireland ...
 Shirl (5 episodes, 2006)
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Brilliant astronomer and university lecturer Dr. Paul Hamilton is given the opportunity to leave London - along with his depressing life, boring job and irritating girlfriend - when he is offered a job and new life at the Royal Australian Observatory, a remote settlement in the Australian outback. In addition to having to adjust to the local climate, wildlife and culture, he finds he also has to cope with the eccentricities of his new colleagues. Written by thomaswake16

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What a hoot !
15 November 2005 | by (London UK) – See all my reviews

A comedy about Astronomy professors in an observatory?

Yup that is exactly what it was! I enjoyed the sheer wackiness of this brilliant little gem.

Some of its humour comes from clever in-jokes about matters astronomical - some from the cultural interplay between the English professor and his Australian colleagues and some from the lovable eccentricity of all seven characters.

Occasional contrived situations did occur but the excellent cast carried them off with verve.

The BBC decided that the show might have limited appeal only and so, giving it little publicity, consigned it to a graveyard slot on a minority channel.

What a shame they hadn't the guts to substitute Supernova for one of their multitude of prime-time soaps - they might have got a pleasant surprise.


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