The BEST Episodes of My Hero

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Network: BBC One

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.


#1 - Big

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 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

star 7.90
39 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Gary Lawson, John Phelps

#2 - Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 18, 2001

Janet's father, Stanley, insists that her and George's baby must not be born out of wedlock, and due to Ultronian law, George's bosses are somewhat agreed, claiming that George will get in trouble with the Ultron Council for failing to set a good example for humans, a matter made more difficult by the fact that Ultronian pregnancies only last six days. But just as Janet is walking down the aisle, her waters break - will the vicar manage to complete the ceremony before the baby arrives, or will George be condemed to a life under Ultronian ruling?

star 7.73
11 votes
Big Brother

#3 - Big Brother

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 18, 2005

George's family discover the joys of reality TV.

star 7.60
35 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer
My Hero

#4 - My Hero

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.57
82 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson
The Older Man

#5 - The Older Man

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.47
40 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson
The Mayor of Northolt

#6 - The Mayor of Northolt

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.44
9 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Pete Sinclair, Trevelyan Evans
Brain Drain

#7 - Brain Drain

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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

star 7.31
35 votes
Baby Talk

#8 - Baby Talk

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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

star 7.30
37 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson

#9 - Pregnant

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.28
36 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson
Thermoman's Greatest Challenge

#10 - Thermoman's Greatest Challenge

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 25, 2000

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

star 7.26
99 votes
Directors: John Stroud
The Party's Over

#11 - The Party's Over

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 10, 2000

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

star 7.21
98 votes
Shock, Horror!

#12 - Shock, Horror!

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.20
35 votes
A Little Learning

#13 - A Little Learning

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.19
36 votes
Taking the Credit

#14 - Taking the Credit

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 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,

star 7.19
36 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: James Cary
It's All in the Mind

#15 - It's All in the Mind

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 29, 2003

George looks into the mind's of people and discovers what they are really thinking. He is not at all happy about it and Janet gets him out of it once again and none too gently.

star 7.19
37 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Pet Rescue

#16 - Pet Rescue

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 21, 2002

George is puzzled by the British love of pets - until his mother-in-law's dog explains it all. However, talking to animals is not normal behaviour, and the conversation lands George in hot water

star 7.18
34 votes
Space Virus

#17 - Space Virus

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 5, 2003

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

star 7.17
35 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson
A Sporting Chance

#18 - A Sporting Chance

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.16
37 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Mission Impossible

#19 - Mission Impossible

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.15
100 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson
Little Green Man

#20 - Little Green Man

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.13
38 votes
The Living Dead

#21 - The Living Dead

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.13
38 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Guess Who's Coming to Lunch

#22 - Guess Who's Coming to Lunch

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.13
100 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson

#23 - Parents

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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.

star 7.13
94 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Alexander, Simon Braithwaite
The First Husband's Club

#24 - The First Husband's Club

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2005

When George buys a car and ups the offered price and then takes reponsibility for an accident that was obviously Piers' fault, Janet trys assertiveness training, which promptly fails. Piers is frustrated by his lack of success with women and, when Mrs. Raven tricks him into thinking that a patient is his next date, he starts up a men's group to combat women. George is highly impressed by this, and trys it out on Janet, who is having none of it until George controls her mind and she becomes the perfect wife. He quickly does it to Ella and the other women. Piers then finds a girl who doesn't slap him and changes his mind about women. George then puts everyone back to normal. Meanwhile, Casey gets a job as directory enquiries and the speaking clock to save up for a doll's house.

star 7.12
33 votes

#25 - Nemesis

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 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?

star 7.11
65 votes
Directors: John Stroud
Writers: Paul Mayhew-Archer, Paul Mendelson