Thermoman is a multiple-powered superhero who originates from the planet Ultron. In an attempt to do his best to fit in with life on earth, he creates the human alias of George Sunday.

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Series cast summary:
Emily Joyce ...  Janet Dawkins 52 episodes, 2000-2006
Geraldine McNulty Geraldine McNulty ...  Mrs. Raven 51 episodes, 2000-2006
Hugh Dennis ...  Dr. Piers Crispin 51 episodes, 2000-2006
Lill Roughley Lill Roughley ...  Ella Dawkins 51 episodes, 2000-2006
Philip Whitchurch ...  Tyler 51 episodes, 2000-2006
Lou Hirsch Lou Hirsch ...  Arnie 50 episodes, 2000-2006
Tim Wylton ...  Stanley Dawkins 48 episodes, 2000-2006
Ardal O'Hanlon ...  George Sunday / ... 45 episodes, 2000-2006
Finlay Stroud Finlay Stroud ...  Ollie Sunday 38 episodes, 2002-2006
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Thermoman is a multiple-powered superhero who originates from the planet Ultron. In an attempt to do his best to fit in with life on earth, he creates the human alias of George Sunday.

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In the pilot, the character George Sunday was Jewish-English. He wasn't an Irish grocer until Ardal O'Hanlon asked for him to be. O'Hanlon wanted to best serve the script by doing an accent he was comfortable in. See more »

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[repeated line]
Piers: I am always here.
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Featured in Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty (2001) See more »

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great show
4 September 2004 | by paul__kenworthySee all my reviews

this show is absolutely hilarious, Ardal O'Hanlon is great as George Sunday / Thermoman, his role is the perfect follow on from Father Ted, the show that made him a star.

George is a superhero from the planet Ultron, who came to earth as a superhero, he doesn't know anything about human life and therefore seems to be a total idiot, this is perfect for O'Hanlon who played the same sort of role as Father Dougal Maguire in Father Ted.

There are many funny characters in this show, there is Piers, a doctor that is a nationwide celeberity, he also doesn't realize that no-one likes him. There is Mrs Raven the evil receptionist at Piers' clinic, who says something nasty at anyone she sees. Then there is Janet, she is George's wife, and she also works at the clinic, she has two parents that hate each other, Janet and George have a baby with superpowers, it can talk as well, in one episode George loses his memory and the child is then forced to save people using his superpowers.

There was many very good episodes in the four series, my favourite episode is where George goes on a super hero training course and he has a replacement called Hillary, that episode was hilarious.

Overall, a very funny TV show, with great characters, great scripts and a very good leading performance by Ardal O'Hanlon. 9/10


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