Mike and Angelo

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Mike and Angelo
Format Sitcom
Created by Grant Cathro
Lee Pressman
Written by Grant Cathro
Lee Pressman
Alex Bartlette
Starring Michael Benz
Tyler Butterworth
Steven Geller
Gemma Gregory
Jade Magri
Alexandra Millman
Katy Murphy
Shelley Thompson
Tim Whitnall
Matt Wright
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 12
No. of episodes 123
Production
Producer(s) Thames Television (1989-91)
Carlton Television (1993-2000)
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Tetra Films (1993-2000)
Distributor FremantleMedia
Broadcast
Original channel ITV Network (CITV)
Original run 16 March 1989 (1989-03-16) – 7 March 2000 (2000-03-07)
Chronology
Related shows Spatz

Mike and Angelo is a British sci-fi TV sitcom series, that ran on CITV between 16 March 1989 and 7 March 2000.[1] It centres on Angelo (played initially by Tyler Butterworth, and from series 2 onwards by Tim Whitnall, after the character 'regenerated', a concept first used in Doctor Who), an alien who came from another world during the first series; the portal from his world being that of a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms. He lives with Mike King (played by Matt Wright), and Mike's mother Rita. Later series had Mike and Rita move away, with Rita's nephew Mike Mason (Michael Benz) staying on in the house with housekeeper Katy (Katy Murphy). Together, Mike and Angelo get up to all kinds of crazy adventures - all within the vicinity of the house that they live in. Angelo is always inventing something crazy, or walking on the ceiling (due to him being an alien), or summoning up historical figures from the past. They always wreak havoc together, much to Katy's annoyance, crying "ANGELO!!" in her Scottish accent constantly or Rita in her Canadian accent before her. Their neighbours are the posh Fawkes-Bentleys, in whose house some of the show's scenes are occasionally based.

The 1999 series began with Angelo and Katy reading a postcard explaining that Mike was having a good time in America. In his place, Daphne Fawkes-Bentley's niece Michaela (portrayed by Gemma Gregory) became Angelo's sidekick. For the final series, Katy's nephew, also called Mike, joined. The final series was shown in 2000.

Writers Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro set Mike & Angelo in Cricklewood, London. Their later series Spatz was set in the same area.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Mike King - Matt Wright (1989–1991)
  • Mike Mason - Michael Benz (1993–1998)
  • Angelo - Tyler Butterworth (1989–1990) & Tim Whitnall (1990–2000)
  • Rita King - Shelley Thompson (1989–1994)
  • Katy Andrews - Katy Murphy (1995–2000)
  • Michaela "Mickey" Fawkes-Bentley - Gemma Gregory (1999)
  • Mike - Steven Geller (2000)

Supporting[edit]

  • Philippa Fraser - Alessia Gwyther
  • Tony King (Rita King's ex-husband) - Jeff Harding
  • Nancy Mancini (Rita King's mother) - Libby Morris
  • Ellie - Jade Magri (1991)
  • Sam - Katie Pearson (1995)
  • Uncle Bob - Ron Berglas (1995)
  • Zoe - Candace Hallinan (1998)
  • Aunt Daphne Fawkes-Bentley - Elizabeth Estensen (1999)
  • Cyril Pinner - John Levitt
  • Melanie Pinner - Alexandra Milman (1994)
  • Brett Douglas - Gavin Richards

Old Skool Weekend[edit]

In 2013, two episodes of Mike & Angelo were repeated on CITV as part of its 30th anniversary Old Skool Weekend. The first of these episodes, shown on 5 January 2013, had originally been broadcast on CITV on 26 October 1989; the second of the episodes, shown on 6 January 2013, was titled "Heirs And Graces" and had originally been broadcast on CITV on 7 March 1996.

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
16 March 1989
18 May 1989
10
2
14 September 1989
16 November 1989
10
3
14 November 1990
13 February 1991
13
4
17 October 1991
19 December 1991
10
5
7 January 1993
11 March 1993
10
6
22 February 1994
26 April 1994
10
7
5 January 1995
9 March 1995
10
8
4 January 1996
7 March 1996
10
9
9 January 1997
13 March 1997
10
10
8 January 1998
12 March 1998
10
11
5 January 1999
16 March 1999
10
12
4 January 2000
7 March 2000
10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC - Comedy Guide - Mike & Angelo". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Mike & Angelo". Glad You Remember. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 

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