London. An ordinary city, with one small difference: superheroes - commonly called 'capes' - exist. But apart from their powers, they're ordinary people, with the same problems the rest of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Baladi ...  Excelsor 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Nicholas Burns Nicholas Burns ...  The Hotness 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Claire Keelan ...  Electroclash 6 episodes, 2008-2009
James Lance ...  Timebomb 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Rebekah Staton ...  She-Force 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Steve Speirs ...  Norse Dave 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Jim Howick ...  Thundermonkey 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Joe Cornish ...  Power Hour 3 episodes, 2008
Tony Way ...  Praying Mantis 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Dan Clark ...  Astroburn 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Oliver Maltman ...  Doomball 2 episodes, 2008
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London. An ordinary city, with one small difference: superheroes - commonly called 'capes' - exist. But apart from their powers, they're ordinary people, with the same problems the rest of us have. They spend much of their downtime in the basement bar The Fortress ('superheroes only: no masks, no powers, no heroics') but when not there or on duty they garden, go shopping, and do the laundry just like everyone else. No Heroics focuses on four friends and the trials and tribulations of their lives, but these superheroes are at best B-listers, and constantly insulted and bullied by the arrogant Devlin - Excelsor, the most successful cape of his generation. Written by Joules Taylor

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Release Date:

18 September 2008 (UK) See more »

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Pancser hősök See more »

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Numerous items and details in "The Fortress" are references to other superheroes and comics. There are postcards behind the bar from Metropolis and Megacity. Several drinks, such as "V for Vodka", "Gin City", "Shazamstel Light","Von Doomenbrau" and "Green Lamp Ale" are on sale. See more »

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Remade as No Heroics (2009) See more »

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Hilarious
27 April 2019 | by DylanSoSee all my reviews

This is a fun show, depicting people sharing a certain commonality. They are competitive with each other, they have their own hang-outs, codes, and customs. Some people really admire them, others don't. They have the same struggles everyone else: love, money, career, family, friends. This could just have easily been about actors, or artists, or beginning attorneys. These people however, happen to be super heroes. And like other people, some of these folk are better at it than others. Some have troubles, like excessive drinking, or violence. Some struggle with their family, some are lacking self esteem, some are suffering in unrequited love. Some need attention, some need therapy. But all are so relatable, it makes for a brilliant set up in a world we do not live in. It's silly, which keeps it fun. But it all feel normal. I think it's a great balance, subtle in the way it's done. The direction is great but it is the acting that makes this sore. There is no over-acting, no big effects, no out-of-this-world storylines or scenes. It's just perfect. Packed with familiar faces. Sadly, this series was short lived. If you get the chance to see it, you won't regret it.


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