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Hippies 

In 1969 London, the editor of an underground magazine and his friends get into wacky situations.
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Series cast summary:
Simon Pegg ...  Ray Purbbs 6 episodes, 1999
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Alex Picton-Dinch 6 episodes, 1999
Sally Phillips ...  Jill Sprint 6 episodes, 1999
Darren Boyd ...  Hugo Yemp 6 episodes, 1999
John Benfield ...  Dad 5 episodes, 1999
Geraldine McNulty Geraldine McNulty ...  Mum 4 episodes, 1999
Simon Kunz ...  Professor Rickman 3 episodes, 1999
Peter Serafinowicz ...  Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Paul Bigley Paul Bigley ...  Hippy / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Moses Rockman Moses Rockman ...  Dope Smoking Hippy In Court / ... 2 episodes, 1999
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In 1969 London, the editor of an underground magazine and his friends get into wacky situations.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Big Bunch of Hippies See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The theme song was sung by the star of the show, Simon Pegg. See more »

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Hippy: Not until there's World Peace!
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Gentle but satirical take on 90's nostalgia for the 60's
29 December 1999 | by ajrfxSee all my reviews

We expected a lot from Arthur Matthews(Father Ted) and got a show that nearly works on every level.The characters are all likeable and time has been spent developing them, but as with so many sitcoms these days,the writing lets the series down.The best episodes are "Hairy Hippies" and the one with Eleanor Bron(!),the rest are patchy.The performances are great and keep the show together.Simon Pegg is great as the deluded,sexually repressed and incredibly naive Ray,whilst Sally Philips is hilarious as his pseudo-feminist on/off girlfriend Jill.The episode where she grows a beard to compete with men was very funny.She also manages to keep a manic stare going throughout the series which never changes ,regardless of what emotion she's feeling at the time.My favourite is Julian Rhynd-Tutt's portrayl of Alex, Ray's voice of reason and often bewildered bystander to the bizarre events taking place around him.His delivery is incredibly dry and keeps perfect comic timing. If we get a second series,please rewrite the scripts until they work!


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