My Hero

BBC (ended 2006)




Episode Guide

    • Christmas
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The whole concept of Christmas bewilders George, and his plan for a perfect holiday goes all awry.
    • A Sporting Chance
      A Sporting Chance
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      George is forced to learn good sportsmanship after joining Piers' Sunday League cricket team. He becomes overly competitive and decimates the other players because of his unique abilities.
    • The Living Dead
      The Living Dead
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Only after George invests in a pension plan and life insurance does he learn that he must die to collect the money.
    • Brain Drain
      Brain Drain
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      George electronically filters people's minds to rid them of prejudice and bad thoughts. After the procedure, everything and everyone is totally bizarre.
    • The Foresight Saga
      The Foresight Saga
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Not only is George and Janet's second child, Cassie, born with Janet's appendix, she can talk and has precognitive powers. Because of her ability to see into the future, Thermoman is prompted into action when Cassie foresees the imminent death of everyone in the Northern Hemisphere.
    • Big
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      When Ollie begins to mature at an accelerated rate due to his unique genetics, he grows from a nine-month-old baby into a 19-year-old boy in 24 hours. When he finds a girlfriend, George and Janet ask an Ultron doctor to return Ollie to his former age and self.
    • Wedding
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Janet's father insists that her baby be born in wedlock, and Thermoman's bosses on Ultron agree. However, the wedding nuptials are disrupted when the baby starts to arrive during the ceremony.
    • Pet Rescue
      Pet Rescue
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Janet volunteers to look after Biggles, Ella and Stanley's dog, when the couple has their flat redecorated. Although George is disgusted, he strives to overcome his hatred and tries to bond with the animal.
    • A Little Learning
      A Little Learning
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      George takes drastic action when he learns he has been banned from Ella and Stanley's 40th wedding anniversary party. He attempts to make new friends by placing calling cards in telephone booths, a ploy that backfires. He then gets miraculous results when he tries magic pork scratchings to increase his brain power.moreless
    • The Mayor of Northolt
      The Mayor of Northolt
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      George decides to run for Mayor after his attempts at having a streetlight outside Stanley and Ella's bedroom have failed. Although he wins the race, he learns too late that his candidacy was taken as a joke by the voters and his new responsibilities will strain his marriage.
    • A Day to Remember
      A Day to Remember
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      George can't remember who Thermoman is when he accidentally erases his own memory. Janet is very pleased with the aftermath because George becomes a model husband and father.
    • Zero Tolerance
      Zero Tolerance
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      When a man enters the health centre waving a gun and demanding access to the drugs cabinet, life takes an unexpected twist.
    • Cassie Come Home
      Cassie Come Home
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Ollie decides to take matters into his own hands when Ella's new magistrate powers result in the children being taken away from George and Janet, and there is nothing they can do about it.
    • Taking the Credit
      Taking the Credit
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      George puts himself and Janet in serious debt after he goes on a massive spending spree by using credit and debit cards without realizing the money isn't free. When Janet is forced to use Ollie's talent to predict lottery numbers, Thermoman is called before the Lord High Arbiter of Abuses of Power, known throughout the cosmos as a sadistic and avenging judge.moreless
    • The First Husband's Club
      The First Husband's Club
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      George joins Piers' men's group to become more assertive. However, he takes things too far and decides to use his superpowers to get his own way, which causes strange things to happen to the Northolt women.
    • Time and Time Again
      Time and Time Again
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      In an attempt to prevent seven-year-old Janet from breaking her arm, George and Arnie travel back in time. When they return to the present, they discover the disruption to the space-time continuum has had catastrophic consequences in the future.
    • How Green Was My Ollie?
      How Green Was My Ollie?
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Thermoman sees his popularity begin to wane as he is held responsible for global warming due to the heat created by his flying around the world. To ward off the hate mob, he takes drastic measures to prove the planet is safe under his care.
    • The Older Man
      The Older Man
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Although young by Planet Ultron standards, George begins to look his real age by Earth standards when he turns 327 years old.
    • Pregnant
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      When Janet learns she is pregnant, Thermoman gives Janet special powers so she may protect herself and the unborn baby. At first she is skeptical, but discovers she enjoys being a superhero who is better at the job than Thermoman.
    • Parents
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Janet's parents' amateur dramatic performance is ruined when George shouts out as though it is a pantomime. In an effort to deflect their anger, Janet tells them that George is really Thermoman.
    • The Consultant
      The Consultant
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      The Ultron Council asks Arnie to report on Thermoman's performance, so he conducts a time-and-motion study on George that disrupts Thermoman's ability to rescue national disaster victims.
    • Nothing to Hide
      Nothing to Hide
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      George is arrested when the painting of Mona Lisa is discovered in the Sundays' flat. Stanley devises a plan to save George from going to jail; however, the plan results in damage to the painting.
    • It's All in the Mind
      It's All in the Mind
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      The Ultron Council condemns the human race to death by laser because George, who was asked to submit a progress report, is too honest and submits his opinion on the few humans that he knows.
    • Night Fever
      Night Fever
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      George's nightmares, which are completely unknown to an Ultronian, are so vivid that he is losing his grip on reality. The situation becomes even more bizarre when George announces he is leaving Janet for Mrs Raven.
    • Shock, Horror!
      Shock, Horror!
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      When Baby Ollie runs a fever, George takes care of him while he zooms back and forth saving the world. He becomes careless in his haste and forgets to change from his Thermoman suit, and is photographed entering the flat. The photo is printed in the newspaper, and a rumor is spread that Janet is having an affair with Thermoman.moreless
    • Puttin' on the Writs
      Puttin' on the Writs
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      When Thermoman rescues Mrs Raven after she falls over the edge of a multi-story building, she tries to reward him with one of her Battenberg cakes. The next day, George is dismayed to learn the litigious Mrs Raven has filed a writ against Thermoman for her alleged pain and suffering.
    • Girlfriend
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Thermoman's domestic tranquility is disrupted when his long-lost fiancée, Xil, arrives from Ultron. When Janet learns George is bound by Ultron law to marry Xil, she devises a plan to keep her husband.
    • Baby Talk
      Baby Talk
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Having a new baby in the house makes keeping George's alter-ego identity a secret from Janet's parents makes life difficult, if not impossible, especially after the baby takes after George more than he does Janet.
    • Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
      Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      George convinces Janet he should meet her parents, much to Piers' glee, and worrying about his deportment turns out to be the least of Janet's problems.
    • Virus
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      George brings back something unexpected when he returns from Ultron, and the cure quite possibly could be worse than the disease… for George.
    • Mine's a Double
      Mine's a Double
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      The Ultron Council provides a George clone to keep Janet and the baby company while George attends a Super-Heroics Conference. Although the clone looks like George, his personality is completely different.
    • Car
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      When Thermoman learns his defrocked superhero cousin, Arnie, wants the powers back that he had lost, George agrees to intercede with the Ultron High Council if Arnie will behave and take care of saving the world while George saves up to buy Janet a car.
    • Little Green Man
      Little Green Man
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      When George discovers Janet in a compromising position with a handyman, she believes he is taking her for granted because he isn't jealous.
    • Illegal Aliens
      Illegal Aliens
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      George and Arnie find themselves under investigation as being illegal aliens after a run-in with a patient who is also an immigration officer. They are about to be deported when Tyler has a brilliant idea that will keep them in the country.
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Thermoman follows Janet to Northolt for love, but Janet's life is already crazy enough with her parents and work without adding a superhero to the mix.
    • Mission Impossible
      Mission Impossible
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Janet's care of the Thermoman suit hampers George in his duties, and puts his secret identity at risk of discovery by Piers.
    • The Family Way
      The Family Way
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      When George becomes pregnant for a childless couple on Ultron, Janet's maternal instincts become confused. The problem is resolved when Janet the biological parents claim the baby after it is born and Janet actually sees the new baby.
    • The Party's Over
      The Party's Over
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Janet's 30th birthday has her down, but when George believes her when she says a fuss shouldn't be made she's hurt. George's solution, aided by Arnie, makes for some interesting travel and traveling companions.
    • Big Bother
      Big Bother
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Janet becomes furious with George when she discovers that he has been secretly filming her for the Ultronian reality show, Ther-mowatch. The tables are turned on George, who is preoccupied with his new career that he doesn't notice when the producers surreptitiously film him for another reality TV show.
    • Thermoman's Greatest Challenge
      Thermoman's Greatest Challenge
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      When Thermoman keeps rescuing Janet from minor accidents at the Health Centre, Dr. Piers believes he's a celebrity friend to exploit. Chaos ensues, however, when Janet's parents insist on George personally thanking Thermoman at the fund raiser for keeping Janet safe.
    • Fear and Clothing
      Fear and Clothing
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      George suffers from triskaidekaphobia as Friday the 13th approaches, which causes everyone to be concerned. Arnie becomes worried that Thermoman's days may be numbered as Piers and Mrs Raven plot their latest scheme to launder money.
    • Old Man Riverdance
      Old Man Riverdance
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      George's father visits, and he disapproves of Janet even more than her parents hate George. With their relationship at risk, Janet hatches a scheme, but her brilliant plan to fix things may make everything worse.
    • Nemesis
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      When Rovi, a vengeful schoolmate, arrives on Earth with the intention of making George/Thermoman's life miserable, he takes over Piers' body and makes Janet fall in love with him. Thermoman then challenges Rovi/Piers with Chang-Ching so he can get his girlfriend back.
    • Sidekick
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      In effort to lighten his workload, George makes a sidekick out of one of his ribs, a beautiful woman called Lula. But she turns out too well, replacing everyone at the health centre, and she even takes George's job as protector of Earth.
    • Footloose
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Desperate for money after the health shop is closed, George takes part in a poker game on Ultron, but ends up losing all his body parts, aside from his foot and his soul. When he is placed into a new body, Janet has problems coping with the change.
    • Dermoman
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      When Thermoman attempts to fly faster than the speed of light, he is caught and has to resit his superhero theory test or he will lose his license and be sent back to Ultron. Meanwhile, George's attempts to be attractive to Janet have interesting results, both at the gym and when he tries to reverse the effects.moreless
    • Here's One I Made Earlier
      Here's One I Made Earlier
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      Janet and the children are having trouble adjusting to George's new body, and things just get worse when George learns he had a secret love child. Meanwhile, Janet plans a meeting with an old boyfriend.
    • My Kingdom for a Cat
      My Kingdom for a Cat
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Desperate for Janet's affections, George asks Ella's cat what makes him so endearing. He discovers it's the cat's essence, so he starts extracting it and spraying himself with it.
    • Believe
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      When George's super-powers begin to malfunction, Thermoman begins to destroy more than he saves. Arnie must perform an MOT to George's self-confidence that have unexpected consequences.
    • Top of the Table
      Top of the Table
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      When the Superhero Assessment of Total Saves League table results are announced, George is so horrified by his standing, and the effect it will have on Janet's affections toward him, that he resolves to take action.
    • Not for Prophet
      Not for Prophet
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      When Ollie's pet spider dies, Thermoman resurrects it, then kills it because it frightens him. Wanting to teach Cassie about Ultronian religion, George tries to organise it on Earth. He winds up resurrecting Piers from a fatal overdose of Mrs Raven's human testing pills, which leads people to believe he is "The Chosen One."moreless
    • Time and Time Again
      Time and Time Again
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      George and Arnie go back in time to prevent an arm fracture from Janet's childhood, and their actions have unforeseen consequences in the present.
    • Mission Impossible
      Mission Impossible
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Ardal O'Hanlon stars in the great comedy with the mild-mannered shopkeeper with a secret - he wears tights! And flies as well. George gets his Thermoman outfit dirty.
    • Thermoman's Greatest Challenge
      Thermoman's Greatest Challenge
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Ever wanted to lead a double life? Here's a comedy tale about a simple shopkeeper who's also an international superhero. George is in a fix when he is asked to attend a charity fundraising event along with with his alter-ego, Thermoman.
    • Old Man Riverdance
      Old Man Riverdance
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Thermoman is confronted with one of his greatest challenges when his father begins interfering with his love life. Janet: Emily Joyce. Thermoman/George: Ardal O'Hanlon. Dr. Crispin: Hugh Dennis.
    • My Hero
      My Hero
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      In the series pilot, an alien superhero (Ardal O'Hanlon) sets up shop in Britain to pursue a romance with an Earth woman (Emily Joyce). Piers: Hugh Dennis. Mrs. Raven: Geraldine McNulty.
    • Mine's a Double
      Mine's a Double
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      George is called away on a superhero refresher course, leaving Janet with a clone of George called Hilary for company. Although Hilary may look the same as George, his character could not be more different - and when Hilary reveals a more sinister side, Janet is forced to take desperate measures to save the reputation of her husband.moreless
    • Space Virus
      Space Virus
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      When George uses his Ultron kiss of life to cure Janet, Stanley, Ella and Mrs Raven of an alien virus, they all inherit his superpowers. But when Mrs Raven becomes a supervillain and moves Disney World to Siberia, it becomes clear that George must save the day again.
    • Big Brother
      Big Brother
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      The Sundays star in a reality show for Ultronian TV; meanwhile, Arnie hopes to make Mrs. Raven the focus of his own blue-movie channel.
    • How Green Was My Ollie?
      How Green Was My Ollie?
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Thermoman's relationship with nature is called into question when he plugs a volcano with a Minke Whale.
    • Night Fever
      Night Fever
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      If you've ever wondered what Father Ted's Dougal might look like in a leotard, then this is the sitcom for you. Because George cannot distinguish dreams from reality, he gets the shock of his life when he wakes up in bed next to Mrs Raven.
    • The Foresight Saga
      The Foresight Saga
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      He's back, Ardal O'Hanlon in tights! There's a new addition to the Sunday family who arrives brandishing Janet's appendix. Cassie is a girl. Unlike her brother Ollie she can't fly, but she can talk and she can see into the future, albeit not too accurately.
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