New series, new baby
My Hero returns with a ThermoTot!
with a difference, ThermoMan, alias mild-mannered health food shop
owner, George Sunday, returns for a brand new series of the romantic
comedy, My Hero (starts Friday 7 June, BBC ONE). But this time he's
got competition in the superhero stakes - from his own baby son.
is getting more and more stressful for George and Janet Sunday.
Keeping George's alter ego secret from the outside world (and Janet's
parents) is hard enough but with a new baby in the house who, to
put it mildly, takes after George rather more than Janet, it's becoming
Ollie has all the characteristics of a pint sized superhero - he
can talk like an adult, fly like a turbo-charged bird and has ambitions
to study at Cambridge University - and he's not yet two weeks old.
To make matters worse, George is teaching him to sniff out tidal
waves and forest fires
It's impressive stuff but at the same
time highly embarrassing for Janet. Like all new mums, she wants
to show off her baby but how does she explain his rather special
characteristics - especially to her parents and friends?
Ardal O'Hanlon (George Sunday): "There are some great special
effects and comedy moments which focus on the strain of keeping
a secret and trying to behave normally in front of other people
- like Janet's parents - when in reality the situation is anything
but. The introduction of the baby adds a whole new dimension to
the series because not only do you have the tensions of keeping
George's alter ego secret, you have the additional issue of a baby
- and an out-of-control one at that!"
still in residence at the Health Centre are smarmy GP, Dr Piers
Crispin, who has designs on a tv career because curing the sick
isn't his thing, and bellicose receptionist Mrs Raven, who hates
the patients and doesn't have much time for her boss either.
Hugh Dennis (Dr Piers Crispin): "Dr Piers is an self-obsessed,
incredibly vain egomaniac with no interest in anything except himself
- he's a brilliant part to play!"
Hero is created by Paul Mendelson and co-written with Paul Mayhew-Archer.
O'Hanlon and Emily Joyce star as George and Janet Sunday; Hugh Dennis
as Dr Piers Crispin; Geraldine McNulty as Mrs Raven and Janet's
long suffering parents are played by Tim Wylton and Lill Roughley.
series is produced by Marcus Mortimer and John Stroud and directed
by John Stroud.
Hero is a Big Bear Production. The new series returns to BBC ONE,
Friday 7 June, 8.30pm.