My Hero (series 6)

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My Hero Series 6
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 8
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 21 July –
10 September 2006
Season chronology
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The sixth and final series of British television comedy My Hero ran from 21 July 2006 to 10 September 2006. This series featured eight episodes, and saw the majority of the main cast reprise their characters from Series five, with the exception of George Sunday (Ardal O'Hanlon), who decided to leave the series after episode one. He was replaced by actor James Dreyfus, who took the character of George Sunday into the new alias, George Monday. The series was once again broadcast on BBC1, and was overseen by series creator Paul Mendelson. Due to poor ratings for the series, and the poor public reception to Dreyfus, the series was axed, leading to the final two episodes being broadcast on Sunday lunchtimes, rather than the prime-time slot on Friday evenings. The series has never been released on DVD.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate Code
1 "Footloose" Daniel Peak, Paul Mayhew-Archer John Stroud 21 July 2006 (2006-07-21) ICEE380X
George (Ardal O'Hanlon) is introduced to poker by Arnie after falling on hard times when his health shop is forced to close down. However, unable to grasp the basic rules of the game, he ends up losing his body to a pair of big Ultronian gamblers. With only his soul remaining, the Ultronian council are forced to give him a new body. Janet is allowed to pick the new alias of her husband, but fails to click with the two initial disguises. She is forced to keep the third, but struggles to accept George in his new form (James Dreyfus).
2 "Here's One I Made Earlier" Andrea Solomons, Paul Mayhew-Archer John Stroud 28 July 2006 (2006-07-28) ICEE381R
Janet is still finding it hard to adjust to George's new disguise, and wonders if this means that they have to start their relationship all over again. The task is made more difficult by some well-kept secrets finding their way out of the closet: George has a love-child, which is living on Ultron with his step-father, and Janet's old boyfriend, who has managed to track her down through a dating site. Meanwhile, Piers finds himself engaged to a stunningly beautiful woman who loves him unconditionally. Until he dies, that is.
3 "My Kingdom for a Cat" Katie Douglas John Stroud 4 August 2006 (2006-08-04) ICEE382K
After attempting to help Janet get used to his new disguise, George finds himself desperately trying to get Janet to fall back in love with him. In an effort to endear himself to Janet, and to at last get back in the bedroom, rather than sleeping on the sofa, George seeks advice on what really makes a woman happy. George decides to pay a visit to the cat king of Ultron, only to find himself so deeply involved with cat-like tendencies that he begins coughing up hairballs, and grows a tail and whiskers to watch.
4 "Sidekick" Jon Brown John Stroud 11 August 2006 (2006-08-11) ICEE383E
George agrees to take on some of Piers's patients, so that he can practise his golf swing. But with his duties as Thermoman continues, he decides to reduce his workload by finding a sidekick, with a little help from Arnie. His choice is a beautiful, statuesque, six foot tall blonde called Lula, a choice which leaves Janet even less impressed than before. When George is demoted to Sticky Tape Boy as a result of Lula's efficiency at her job, he realises something has to be done, as he's at risk of losing his livelihood - and his wife.
5 "Not for Prophet" James Cary John Stroud 18 August 2006 (2006-08-18) ICEE384Y
George becomes determined to prove his devotion as a father, and thus, decides to set up an Ultronian faith school to give Cassie a taste of Ultronian culture – much to Janet's despair. However, before he can do so, he must decide on the name of the faith he is going to invent. His efforts to convert Northolt to Wa-Tu-Ma-Hey-Go-Fla lead to George convincing himself – and an impressive crowd of followers – that he must be the chosen one. However, Tyler's impromptu announcement regarding the chosen one being a virgin leads to a rooftop fight between George and Piers.
6 "Dermoman" Daniel Peak John Stroud 25 August 2006 (2006-08-25) ICEE385S
George is caught breaking the speed limit by the Ultronian Police, and thus, has to re-sit his superhero theory test. Janet tells him he has to pass, otherwise he will lose his licence and will be sent back to Ultron forever. Tyler attempts to persuade George to join a gym, in order to burn off some of the vigour that he has been collecting in the bedroom department. Meanwhile, Ella believes that Stanley is turning into a homosexual, and attempts to restore his body to its previous state by secretly slipping him some of Arnie's reverse steroids - which a catastrophic effect.
7 "Top of the Table" James Cary John Stroud 3 September 2006 (2006-09-03) ICEE386L

George's position as the second-best superhero in the Galaxy sparks him into creating a brand of his own Thermoman merchandise, with a little help from Arnie. He soon begins to believe that his mass-market idea will help him take the crown of ultimate superhero - but he soon discovers that his idea has gone catastrophically wrong, and he is now only fourteenth in the table. In an attempt to boost his ratings, he attempts to complete a number of 'good deeds'. However, allowing Tyler to fall from a multi-storey balcony and ruining the Northolt Players production of 'Othello' soon begin to dent his table position even more.

Note: This episode was originally due to air on Friday, 1 September, but was bumped to Sunday, 3 September due to poor ratings for other episodes in the series
8 "Believe" Gary Lawson, John Phelps John Stroud 10 September 2006 (2006-09-10) ICEE387F

George finds himself turning into a one-man wrecking ball after his super powers appear to have deserted him. Janet insists he sorts himself out, but he doesn’t know what is wrong, and hopes it’s just a temporary blip. In an attempt to return himself to his former glory, George asks Arnie to give him an MOT performance test, which reveals that his confidence is completely shot. After helping Piers promote his new book, Arnie realises that George has gone from having no confidence, to being completely arrogant - and thus decides that the only way to save him is to give him a new head.

Note: This episode was originally due to air on Friday, 8 September, but was bumped to Sunday, 10 September due to poor ratings for other episodes in the series

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