Sitcom set and made in Wales. Fagin, a budding Welsh "entrepreneur" with a dodgy past, takes in two tear-aways as apprentices. The series follows their daily lives, relationships and ... See full summary »
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Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ...  Fagin / ... 39 episodes, 2002-2015
Steve Meo Steve Meo ...  Hoffman 39 episodes, 2002-2015
Margaret John ...  Mam / ... 38 episodes, 2002-2008
Keiron Self ...  PC Claude Cox / ... 38 episodes, 2002-2015
Boyd Clack ...  Sgt Ball 36 episodes, 2002-2015
Ben Evans Ben Evans ...  Charlie 28 episodes, 2002-2015
Di Botcher ...  Mrs. Coles 19 episodes, 2002-2008
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Sitcom set and made in Wales. Fagin, a budding Welsh "entrepreneur" with a dodgy past, takes in two tear-aways as apprentices. The series follows their daily lives, relationships and workings in the Welsh valleys. Fagin's mum, with whom they all live, is the matriarch who keeps the boys in tow. Written by oshiicasting

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Several actors who played roles in the 1999 pilot 'High Hopes Saving Private Ryan' were replaced in the series. Also, the pilot was broadcast all over the UK, but the series was only broadcast in Wales. Keiron Self replaced Giles Thomas as PC Claude Cox, and Charlie was previously played by David Rees Talbot, but in the series, he was played by Ben Evans. Charlie and Hoffman were previously acquaintanced with Fagin in the pilot, but only gradually so in the series. See more »

Quotes

Hoffman: Uh, Fag
[pronounced fayg]
Hoffman: , what's libido?
Richard 'Fagin' Hepplewhite: I think it's where you go for a swim.
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Referenced in Margaret John: National Treasure (2010) See more »

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A Glorious Welsh gem.
5 March 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

High Hopes is a glorious comedy, I have wonderful memories as a student watching this, and loving every second of it.

As a Welshman I can appreciate the characters, jokes and humour, and relate to them. Every single character is truly wonderful, big, zany and full of life.

If I'm honest, what made it for me was Mrs Hepplewhite, her stories from the past were side splitting, I was lucky enough to serve Margaret John, and ask about her time on the show, you can see how very obviously she and the others loved their time working on this.

It's wrong that it's never had a dvd release, it's enormous fun, and I'm sure would be loved, not just in Wales. 10/10


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