British astronomer Paul Hamilton leaves London for a new life in a remote Australian settlement.
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Rob Brydon ...  Dr. Paul Hamilton 12 episodes, 2005-2006
Hollie Andrew Hollie Andrew ...  Dr. Jude Wardlaw 12 episodes, 2005-2006
Tim Draxl Tim Draxl ...  Prof. Mike French 12 episodes, 2005-2006
Damion Hunter Damion Hunter ...  Bill 12 episodes, 2005-2006
Peter Kowitz 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
Morgan O'Neill ...  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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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #9.6 (2005) See more »

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What a hoot !
15 November 2005 | by ChrisQSee 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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10 October 2005 (Australia) See more »

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スーパーノヴァ (イギリスのテレビ番組) See more »

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