The BEST episodes of My Hero

Every episode of My Hero ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of My Hero!

George Sunday (Ardal O'Hanlon) is a mild-mannered shopkeeper who has an "alter ego". Whenever danger threatens, he changes into the superhero "Thermoman" and rushes off to save the world. One day, Thermoman saves Janet Dawkins (Emily Joyce) from certain death when she falls into the Grand Canyon. He takes a fancy to her and decides that he wants to get to know her better. He tries to get to know her as "George", since he doesn't want her to know about his "alter ego". Things don't go quite according to plan, however. George soon has to reveal to Janet that he's really Thermoman. She accepts him anyway and the two end up living together.

Last Updated: 11/15/2022Network:BBC One
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Big
star
7.95
39 votes

#1 - Big

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/19/2003

ollies half human half ultron body has unexpected results when he grows from a baby to an 18 year old with a serious girlfreind in just 24 hours

Directors: John Stroud
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Big Brother
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7.57
35 votes

#2 - Big Brother

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/18/2005

George's family discover the joys of reality TV.

Directors: John Stroud
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My Hero
star
7.57
82 votes

#3 - My Hero

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/4/2000

Janet does not realize that the Irish hypochondriac who's come to see her at the health centre is actually the famed superhero Thermoman, who saved her life while she was vacationing in Arizona.

Directors: John Stroud
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The Older Man
star
7.51
41 votes

#4 - The Older Man

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/28/2002

It's George's 327th birthday, Arnie asks George if he told Janet about what happens to Ultronians after their 327th birthday. Janet soon finds out, George starts to age ! It seems his body is worn out & he needs a new one. George selects 3 replacements (handsome, young,masculine) but Janet doesn't want these, She wants the body she fell in love with & married. George continues to age & Janet's parents visit. She tells them he's George's Grandfather & when they leave George & Janet kiss but Janet's Mum returns & catches them kissing.! Janet tells them she's left George & taken up with his Grandfather. When George is so old he can hardly walk he decides to try the time tunnel of youth that Ultronian woman sometimes use. However he goes to far & ends up as a baby.! Janet takes him to the bathroom & he goes to find the body in the reject room & surprises Janet with an old model body of his usual self.

Directors: John Stroud
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Brain Drain
star
7.25
36 votes

#5 - Brain Drain

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2005

George and Arnie discover a way to filter out prejudices in peoples' brains. This sounds like a good idea until the brains get muddled up

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A Sporting Chance
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7.21
38 votes

#6 - A Sporting Chance

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/8/2003

George has some initial trouble getting to grips with the notion of sport when he is asked to join a cricket team, to help Piers out. Mrs. Raven gets intimate with Tyler after becoming convinced that he is her hero Thermoman. Ella belittles Thermoman - when he fixes her house after an incident and other people's houses as well - as not doing a perfect job. But Thermoman gets his revenge.

Directors: John Stroud
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Thermoman's Greatest Challenge
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7.20
99 votes

#7 - Thermoman's Greatest Challenge

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/25/2000

George and his dashing alter-ego (Thermoman) are invited to the same charity fundraiser.

Directors: John Stroud
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The Party's Over
star
7.15
97 votes

#8 - The Party's Over

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/10/2000

George decides to throw a surprise 30th-birthday party for Janet.

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Space Virus
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7.14
36 votes

#9 - Space Virus

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/5/2003

Termoman - space virus - George - passing it onto those closest to him. Now he has to fix it.

Directors: John Stroud
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Baby Talk
star
7.14
37 votes

#10 - Baby Talk

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/7/2002

The arrival of a little bundle of joy with superhuman powers has made life even more stressful for George and Janet. Meanwhile, Dr Piers's TV career appears to be on the up after he appoints a new agent

Directors: John Stroud
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A Little Learning
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7.14
37 votes

#11 - A Little Learning

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/16/2002

It's Mr & Mrs Dawkins 40th wedding anniversary. They're planning a party and don't want George to come.! George wants to be more thoughtful & smarter, so he flies to Ultron & asks for a cure for stupidity. They give him a pork flavoured snack. Now George is smarter & more helpful. Mr and Mrs Dawkins want him to come to their party and to give a speech as well. Mrs Raven asks Arnie to marry her & she's planning the wedding but Arnie's not that keen. George becomes addicted to ""pork scratchings"" It's up to Arnie to help him get off them & go 'cold porky' ! Four days later George is cured of his addiction but is back to his old self & still has to give the speech.(Which he does in typical George fashion) Mrs Raven decides after listening to George's speech,not to marry Arnie & Janet welcomes back 'her' George.

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Nemesis
star
7.13
68 votes

#12 - Nemesis

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/4/2001

George has to contend with an old school rival who takes over Piers' body, to create an Earth-born superhero who will put him out of business. "Miracle Man" manages to ruin George's life, taking away all of his clients, and even attempting to seduce his girlfriend. Arnie realises that there is only one way that George can regain his crown - and that is to challenge Miracle Man to to the ancient rite of 'Chong-Ching' - known here on Earth as rock-paper-scissors - to force him to leave Earth. But will his plan go off without a hitch?

Directors: John Stroud
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Mission Impossible
star
7.12
101 votes

#13 - Mission Impossible

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/18/2000

Thermoman faces his biggest challenge yet. After Janet washes his superhero outfit in biological detergent which make him itch, an book from his home planet says that he mustn't have sex more than once a month. But worst of all, Piers knows George's secret.

Directors: John Stroud
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Shock, Horror!
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7.12
34 votes

#14 - Shock, Horror!

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2002

George has had very little time to rest.(too many rescues.) Janet urges him to rest. Olly is sick & George keeps flying home to check on him before flying away again. As George tires, he flies slower & a reporter tracks him to the flat where he takes a picture & splashes it all over the next mornings paper. With several T.V. crews camped on the footpath outside the flat George tries to tell the reporter that there is nothing going on between Janet & Thermoman. Kevin Trench (the reporter) sensationalises George's explanation infering Thermoman & George are a couple.! Janet solves the problem by discrediting the reporter,saying that he is actually an Ultronian & an arch enemy of Thermoman. Olly gets better & things go back to normal.

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Pregnant
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7.11
38 votes

#15 - Pregnant

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/11/2001

When Janet discovers that she is pregnant, George is over the moon - and gives her special powers to protect herself and the unborn baby. However, he begins to regret his decision when Janet's enthusiasm with her new powers changes her into a woman he barely recognises. In an attempt to change Janet back into the woman she once was, George revokes her powers - but not before Mrs. Raven accidentally lets slip to Janet's mother Ella that she is pregnant. Janet forceably denies that she is pregnant, until a growth spurt reveals a surprising large baby bump.

Directors: John Stroud
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The Mayor of Northolt
star
7.10
10 votes

#16 - The Mayor of Northolt

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/12/2003

George is standing for mayor - his policy - to fix Stan and Ella's broken street light. His opponent is Piers. Piers sticks it to George by treating him as a joke in the hope that George can't possibly win. Janet is so incensed by George's attitude of becoming mayor, with him secretly being Thermoman; she leaves home taking Ollie with him. Piers hatches a plan to disgrace George, now that Janet is out of the way, but the broken street light has a way of interfering when Stanley comes to get some much needed sleep and Pier's setup deos not go according to plan.

Directors: John Stroud
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Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
star
7.10
101 votes

#17 - Guess Who's Coming to Lunch

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/11/2000

As George and Janet are now an item, things move on for them and it's time to meet Janet's parents. But Janet's mother knows what she wants for her daughter - smooth, oily Dr. Piers, not weird George. Janet is a bag of nerves and even more so that George says and does the oddest things, sometimes at the worst moment imaginable.

Directors: John Stroud
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The Living Dead
star
7.08
37 votes

#18 - The Living Dead

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/15/2003

George gets himself a new life insurance policy and then kills himself to claim the cash. Now he has to figure out how to come back from the dead with Janet's help, or at least, Janet has to help him sort out another mess - yet again! This is easier said than done, as Janet has to fend off colleagues and family trying to get her married off again and with things like Tyler on the loose and George spread out in a coffin in the room, things are not going to be easy to solve, until a plan is hatched for the funeral.

Directors: John Stroud
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A Day to Remember
star
7.08
64 votes

#19 - A Day to Remember

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/23/2002

George doesn't want to change Olly's nappies. He keeps flying off to an emergency. When George has to erase the memory of a man He tells Janet about it when he returns home & demonstrates on himself. George has erased his memory & doesn't know he's Thermoman. Arnie tries to retrain him. George is shocked that his infant son can talk.! Janet is happy because George is now changing Olly's nappies. George thinks he is an ordinary man with a Wife,a child & a small business. When a bushfire flares out of control in Queensland Australia, it's Olly to the rescue. Janet & Arnie tell George he's Thermoman. They need to convince him because a Meteor is heading for Earth & Thermoman has to stop it. George remembers he is Thermoman & flies off to stop the Meteor, Janet,Arnie & Tyler think he didn't make it until he comes back to the flat. Janet asks George to change Olly & George pretends he has amnesia again.

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Old Man Riverdance
star
7.06
97 votes

#20 - Old Man Riverdance

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/3/2000

Thermoman's father comes to visit and starts interfering with his son's love life.

Directors: John Stroud
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Taking the Credit
star
7.06
35 votes

#21 - Taking the Credit

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/22/2003

Its spend, spend, spend, as George finds out about credit cards. Janet to the rescue, as she uses baby Ollie's powers to predict future lottery numbers to pay for George's spending habit,

Directors: John Stroud
Writer: James Cary
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Time and Time Again
star
7.06
35 votes

#22 - Time and Time Again

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/10/2003

When going to an Ultronian Court Meeting because of Arnie supposedly getting Mrs Raven pregnant, George and Arnie run into a time field and get launched 7 years into the future. Things have changed, so, they go back to the year 2003. George realises he can use this to his advantage, and can change history to make things better... However, things don't go to plan when he is trying to stop Janet from breaking her arm, and he turns her bald. Turns out, she had cronic scalp problems, so when she broke her arm, the doctors fixed her hair. Then, George goes back again and fixes the problem. However, when trying to sort it out fully and properly, he messes things up, saving her from breaking her arm and leaving a note for her to go to a doctor about her scalp. However, she and the doctor fall in love, and in 2003, she is married with Piers and they have 10 children! No one knows who Arnie or George are, Mrs Raven is nice, and Tyler actually has a girlfriend! So, in the end, it turns out Piers

Directors: John Stroud
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Illegal Aliens
star
7.06
36 votes

#23 - Illegal Aliens

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2005

George and Arnie become the subject of an investigation by the Immigration Department.

Directors: John Stroud
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Little Green Man
star
7.05
38 votes

#24 - Little Green Man

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/2/2002

Janet feels George is taking her for granted. Pete was fixing the window glass when he cut himself & Janet was looking at the cut when George walks in. Pete leaves & Janet tries to make George jealous but George is calm about it. Piers is engaged to Carole to try to further his image Later George tries to be jealous for Janet's sake but isn't to convincing. When Arnie offers Janet some cake, she takes a piece, George sees this & really gets Jealous. (Ultronian style)He turns green.! Tyler suggests a marriage counselor who shrinks George to teach him a lesson. A typhoon in Kyoto needs Thermoman's attention. George apologises to Janet & he regains his normal size. Carole Tells Piers the wedding is off because she was using him to further her career. George buys Janet a cake to share with whomever she chooses. Mrs Raven has a slice just as Arnie walks in. He sees this & turns green.

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Parents
star
7.05
95 votes

#25 - Parents

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/21/2001

When George's actions ruin an amateur dramatics production, held by the Northolt Amateur Dramatic Society, that Janet's parents, Stanley and Ella, are participating in, Janet finally snaps, and in an attempt to deflect their anger, admits to them that George is Thermoman. Although George enjoys his new relationship with the in-laws, their inability to keep his secret results in him being forced to erase the memories of most of their friends, culminating in Mrs. Raven attempting to seduce him, dressed as Marilyn Monroe.

Directors: John Stroud
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