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Series cast summary:
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ...  Fagin / ... 39 episodes, 2002-2015
Steve Meo Steve Meo ...  Hoffman 39 episodes, 2002-2015
Margaret John ...  Mam / ... 38 episodes, 2002-2008
Keiron Self ...  PC Claude Cox / ... 38 episodes, 2002-2015
Boyd Clack ...  Sgt Ball 36 episodes, 2002-2015
Ben Evans Ben Evans ...  Charlie 28 episodes, 2002-2015
Di Botcher ...  Mrs. Coles 19 episodes, 2002-2008
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Sitcom set and made in Wales. Fagin, a budding Welsh "entrepreneur" with a dodgy past, takes in two tear-aways as apprentices. The series follows their daily lives, relationships and workings in the Welsh valleys. Fagin's mum, with whom they all live, is the matriarch who keeps the boys in tow. Written by oshiicasting

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English

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Hoffman: Uh, Fag
[pronounced fayg]
Hoffman: , what's libido?
Richard 'Fagin' Hepplewhite: I think it's where you go for a swim.
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A Glorious Welsh gem.
5 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

High Hopes is a glorious comedy, I have wonderful memories as a student watching this, and loving every second of it.

As a Welshman I can appreciate the characters, jokes and humour, and relate to them. Every single character is truly wonderful, big, zany and full of life.

If I'm honest, what made it for me was Mrs Hepplewhite, her stories from the past were side splitting, I was lucky enough to serve Margaret John, and ask about her time on the show, you can see how very obviously she and the others loved their time working on this.

It's wrong that it's never had a dvd release, it's enormous fun, and I'm sure would be loved, not just in Wales. 10/10


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