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Supernova cast holding drinks

Supernova returns to BBC TWO for second series

Episode synopses

Episode one - Wild Oats


It's Camel Racing Week in Unagatta. To everyone's amazement Paul shows great form in the saddle and becomes the hope of the town. But his track-side triumph coincides with a mid-life meltdown for Pip. Paul must choose between sporting glory and bringing back the woman they all love.


Episode two - How's Your Father


A beautiful young woman turns up at the Observatory and, like a wild beast, seduces Paul. He can't believe his luck – but soon discovers this girl has a few dark secrets.


Episode three - Big Red


Paul is suspended from duty and reluctantly available for Max's mission to track down a murderous rogue kangaroo. When night falls the hunters become the hunted and Paul learns a harsh law of the bush: out here it's kill or be killed.


Episode four - Perseverance


When Pip throws her back out working her way through the Aboriginal Karma Sutra, Paul is left in charge of the observatory. His bravado turns to horror when he discovers he must help destroy his childhood hero, an old British satellite called The Perseverance.


Episode five - Something Wicked This Way Comes


Paul excavates an Aboriginal codpiece in the desert and brings down an ancient curse upon the observatory. Several brushes with death later, Paul is convinced he must travel with Bill to the Darklands and face the Aboriginal Elders to exorcise his demons.


Episode six - May The Best Man Win


When Chad becomes trapped outside his shuttle in space, Rachel grants her man a dying wish: a wedding via satellite before the oxygen runs out. Paul swings between guilt and euphoria as he weighs up the power to save Chad against a chance with the woman he loves.



Rob Brydon Dr Paul Hamilton
Kat Stewart Dr Rachel Mann
Kris McQuade Professor Pip Cartwright
Tim Draxl Professor Mike French
Hollie Andrew Jude Wardlaw
Peter Kowitz Max Talbot
Damion Hunter Bill






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