My Hero (series 5)

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My Hero Series 5
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 10
Original network BBC1
Original release 7 January –
25 March 2005
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The fifth series of British television comedy My Hero ran from 7 January 2005 to 25 March 2005. It again featured ten episodes, and saw the entire main cast reprise their characters from Series four, as well as introducing the brand new character, Cassie Sunday. The series was once again broadcast on BBC1, and was overseen by series creator Paul Mendelson. The series has never been released on DVD.


# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate Code
1 "The Foresight Saga" Paul Mendelson, Paul Mayhew-Archer John Stroud 7 January 2005 (2005-01-07) ICED142N
Janet gives birth to a baby girl, which decides to name itself Cassie, short for Cassandra. However, her birth is far from normal, leading to an incorrect prediction that Janet's close friends and family are all going to die. George, believing that Ultronian powers of foresight are never wrong, prepares to move everyone in the Northern Hemisphere to safety. However, he leaves himself open to humiliation when Cassie's powers prove to be less than perfect.
2 "Illegal Aliens" Paul Mayhew-Archer John Stroud 14 January 2005 (2005-01-14) ICED143X
George and Arnie find themselves under intense scrutiny when an immigration officer turns up, looking for evidence of illegal aliens. George creates a fake accident in order to sway the officer away from his investigation, but will it be successful enough to get the charges against George and Arnie dropped? Meanwhile, Mrs. Raven scams Piers into believing that he has a secret love child, which in turn results in payments of money that Mrs. Raven agrees to 'hand over' to the child, but is in turn keeping for herself.
3 "The First Husbands' Club" Paul Mayhew-Archer John Stroud 21 January 2005 (2005-01-21) ICED145W
After being conned by Piers into paying for a car accident which he did not cause, George decides to organise a militant men's group, with Arnie, Tyler and Stanley. However, his motto of 'A woman's place is in the kitchen' soon begins to cause outrage amongst the female population, and begins to give men the confidence to regain authority over their women. Soon enough, the majority of female population find themselves enslaved to men - but not Mrs. Raven, who continues to delight in making Piers's life a living hell, without him realising she is responsible.
4 "Cassie Come Home" Daniel Peak John Stroud 28 January 2005 (2005-01-28) ICED149X
George and Janet find themselves in a sticky situation when Ella becomes a Justice of the Peace - and a Magistrate - and decides to monitor the children, to see the way they are being brought up and educated. Things go disastrously wrong when Arnie plies the children with cans of alcohol, and Tyler is left to muddle their brains during a babysitting session - leaving Ella no choice but to take the children into care. However, the children are left unimpressed by the decision - and decide to "escape". The bad news comes when Cassie fails to return home...
5 "Nothing to Hide" James Cary John Stroud 4 February 2005 (2005-02-04) ICED146P
George finds himself in an impossible situation when he rescues the stolen Mona Lisa from the clutches of an art thief - but is unable to explain to Scotland Yard detectives why the painting has ended up in his flat. Things turn from bad to worse when George is given an electronic tag, to track him at all times. How will he be able to explain his activities? In an attempt to save George's bacon, Janet, Arnie and Tyler hatch a plan to return the painting to its owners - but Stanley scuppers their chance when he punches a hole through the picture in an attempt to make Janet see the real George.
6 "Brain Drain" Daniel Peak John Stroud 11 February 2005 (2005-02-11) ICED147J
George attempts to make the internet safer for his children to use, only to result in himself suffering from a bout of "pop-ups" syndrome. To solve the problem, Arnie uses a mind filter to remove the "pop-ups", and any other useless information and prejudices caught in George's mind. However, George begins to use the mind filter to his advantage, removing any reference of Ella and Stanley from his memory. However, the mind filter becomes overloaded - leaving the minds of his friends and family all scrambled up.
7 "Fear and Clothing" Trevelyan Evans, Pete Sinclair John Stroud 25 February 2005 (2005-02-25) ICED148D
George's superstitions regarding Friday the thirteenth begin to come true, causing him to doubt his invincibility - which in turn, affects his ability to rescue people. He soon turns into a nervous wreck, and starts disappearing when ever he is scared. Can Janet and Arnie find a way to cure George of his fears before it is too late? Meanwhile, Piers jumps on another bandwagon, by launching his own diet — The Crispin Diet, no less — and health drink. But little does he know that the diet may be hazardous to his own health.
8 "How Green Was My Ollie?" James Cary John Stroud 4 March 2005 (2005-03-04) ICED150R
In an attempt to get Ollie to eat his vegetables, George brings back some genetically modified vegetables from Ultron. However, these vegetables soon begin to create some unfortunate side-effects, for both Ollie and George. George, whose mind is scrambled, accidentally makes the mink whale extinct by using it to plug a volcano. Thus, Piers sees an opportunity to ruin Thermoman's career - and starts a campaign against his abuse of nature. And things soon turn from bad to worse when Ella jumps on the bandwagon.
9 "Big Bother" Paul Mayhew-Archer John Stroud 18 March 2005 (2005-03-18) ICED151K
George decides to treat Janet on their five year anniversary, attempting to give her the perfect day. However, their peace is soon shattered when an Ultronian television producer arrives at the flat, and announces that the last six months of their lives have been filmed and beamed across the galaxy in a reality television show entitled Thermowatch. George and Janet decide to stick with the show, until Arnie decides to create his own show, Filth, and his nocturnal activities with Mrs. Raven begin to attract more viewers.
10 "Night Fever" Daniel Peak John Stroud 25 March 2005 (2005-03-25) ICED152E
George receives the shock of his life when he wakes up in bed next to Mrs. Raven. Little does he know that it is only a dream - and that he has lost his ability to distinguish dreams from reality, due to his love of Brussel sprouts. Unable to get the idea of him and Mrs. Raven sleeping together out of his head, he decides that he must leave Janet, and instead start a new life with Mrs. Raven and her triplets. It's up to Janet, Arnie and Tyler to make him see sense, before it is too late - and he has runaway with a madwoman.