My Hero

Season 5 Episode 2

Illegal Aliens

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 14, 2005 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Illegal Aliens
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.

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    Jonathan Keeble

    Jonathan Keeble

    Mr Allison

    Guest Star

    Oliver Taylor

    Oliver Taylor

    Hugo Blissett

    Guest Star

    Scott Baker

    Scott Baker

    Mr Blake

    Guest Star

    Natasha Kaplinsky

    Natasha Kaplinsky


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Mr Allison: My name is Allison.
        Mrs Raven: Some parents can be so cruel!

      • (After Mrs Raven tries to seduce Mr Allison.)
        Arnie: How's Mrs Raven?
        Janet: Her case comes up on Monday. She's facing a charge I've never seen before, "assault with a hideous weapon."

      • George: Is there anything we can do for you? Anything at all?
        Reporter: Well, I'd like to visit the little boy's room.
        George: Why?
        Reporter: I'd like to go to the toilet.
        George: In my little boy's room?! You filthy animal!

      • Piers: Janet, Mrs Raven, I'd like you to meet a very special young man: Hugo Blisset!
        Mrs Raven: You've come out at last! Janet, you owe me a tenner!

      • Piers: (wistfully, about his just-found son) I should've been at the birth.
        Mrs Raven: And the conception.

      • (discussing collecting signatures for a petition)
        Tyler: Oh, oh, I can get you fifteen thousand straight off, mistress!
        Janet: Oh, good. And not counting all the hobbit signatures?
        Tyler: Two, me and Gandalf.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Crew Note: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise is billed as "Executive Producer for BBC", and Marcus Mortimer is billed as, "Executive Producer for Big Bear Films" for this episode.

      • Credits Goof: Natasha Kaplinsky is billed as Natasha Kaplinksky. and James Dillon as James Dillion in the BBC America version of the credits.

      • Cast Note: Natasha Kaplinsky is billed as Special Guest in this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • While funny on its own, Tyler's cuffing himself to a bit of fence is an echo-y in-joke reference to Father Ted, Ardal's previous series. In Father Ted, Fathers Ted and Dougal handcuffed themselves to a gate to protest a racy movie, not unlike Tyler's protest of George and Arnie's detention.

      • The title may also be a cute reference to the Genesis song Illegal Alien.

      • This episode's title is a sly nod to Arnie and George's actual legal status as undocumented, or badly documented, aliens. It's also a clever play on the term alien- here meaning immigrant, as opposed to person from another planet.