My Hero

The WORST episodes of My Hero

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 5/26/2022Network: BBC One
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Believe
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6.62
34 votes

#1 - Believe

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/8/2006

When George's super-powers begin to malfunction, Thermoman begins to destroy more than he saves. Arnie must perform an MOT to George's self-confidence that have unexpected consequences.

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Top of the Table
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6.65
34 votes

#2 - Top of the Table

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/1/2006

When the Superhero Assessment of Total Saves League table results are announced, George is so horrified by his standing, and the effect it will have on Janet's affections toward him, that he resolves to take action.

Not for Prophet
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6.67
33 votes

#3 - Not for Prophet

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/18/2006

When Ollie's pet spider dies, Thermoman resurrects it, then kills it because it frightens him. Wanting to teach Cassie about Ultronian religion, George tries to organise it on Earth. He winds up resurrecting Piers from a fatal overdose of Mrs Raven's human testing pills, which leads people to believe he is "The Chosen One."

Cassie Come Home
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6.81
36 votes

#4 - Cassie Come Home

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/2005

Janet's mother Ella becomes a trainee JP. When visiting Janet and George she comments on the fact that Ollie hasn't spoken a single word yet. He responds by talking a language that sounds like baby talk (George has been teaching Ollie the language of Jupiter). With Ella's thoughts in mind, George goes out to get some educational stuff for the kids, he ends up getting porn for them and giving Ollie a cigar and alcohol. Ella takes Ollie and Cassie away from Janet and George but without them Cassie reverts to being a normal human.

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Girlfriend
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6.84
98 votes

#5 - Girlfriend

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/28/2001

George is horrified when a woman from Ultron, claiming to be his fiancée, turns up at the flat. Little does Janet know that her would-be boyfriend is already engaged - to a six-foot warrior princess back on Ultron, Xil. When she arrives to claim him as her rightful husband, Janet, who had just been complaining things were getting predictable, is mortified - and extremely upset. Her mother, Ella, misinformed that the newcomer is from Ireland, and is ecstatic when she realises that her daughter will at last be free of George.

Directors: John Stroud
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Dermoman
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6.88
33 votes

#6 - Dermoman

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/25/2006

When Thermoman attempts to fly faster than the speed of light, he is caught and has to resit his superhero theory test or he will lose his license and be sent back to Ultron. Meanwhile, George's attempts to be attractive to Janet have interesting results, both at the gym and when he tries to reverse the effects.

Here's One I Made Earlier
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6.89
36 votes

#7 - Here's One I Made Earlier

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/28/2006

Janet and the children are having trouble adjusting to George's new body, and things just get worse when George learns he had a secret love child. Meanwhile, Janet plans a meeting with an old boyfriend.

Sidekick
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6.89
36 votes

#8 - Sidekick

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/4/2006

In effort to lighten his workload, George makes a sidekick out of one of his ribs, a beautiful woman called Lula. But she turns out too well, replacing everyone at the health centre, and she even takes George's job as protector of Earth.

My Kingdom for a Cat
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6.92
36 votes

#9 - My Kingdom for a Cat

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/4/2006

Desperate for Janet's affections, George asks Ella's cat what makes him so endearing. He discovers it's the cat's essence, so he starts extracting it and spraying himself with it.

The Family Way
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6.92
37 votes

#10 - The Family Way

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/3/2003

george becomes pregnant with a surrogate baby for a childless couple on ultron

Directors: John Stroud
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The Foresight Saga
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6.92
37 votes

#11 - The Foresight Saga

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2005

George and Janet have a new addition to the family: Cassie. She can see into the future. However, shortly after birth, she has horrible premonitions that everyone on the Northern hemisphere is going to die! Meanwhile, Piers enters for ""I'm A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here!""

Directors: John Stroud
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Night Fever
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6.97
35 votes

#12 - Night Fever

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/25/2005

George wakes up in bed with miss Raven but doesnt understand that it was just a dream

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The Consultant
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6.97
37 votes

#13 - The Consultant

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/26/2003

Arnie put the hard word on George, being Thermoman and the consequences of his actions. George therefore retires as Thermoman.

Directors: John Stroud
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How Green Was My Ollie?
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6.97
37 votes

#14 - How Green Was My Ollie?

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/4/2005

As an attempt to get Ollie to eat his vegetables, George gets Ultroneon GM vegetables, with unfortunate side-effects. He then makes the minke whale extinct by using it to plug a volcano! Piers decides that Thermoman has gone too far, and makes a campaign against Thermoman abusing nature, thus getting him a TV show. George's attempts to be environmentally friendly backfire until he gets so angry that he has a temper tantrum and moves the Earth away from the sun... Meanwhile, Mrs. Raven tries to get the Triplets into a Christian School...and has to rely on Ella, who has recently eaten the Ultronean GM fruit!

Directors: John Stroud
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The First Husband's Club
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7.00
35 votes

#15 - The First Husband's Club

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/21/2005

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.

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Nothing to Hide
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7.00
34 votes

#16 - Nothing to Hide

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/2005

Thermoman liberates the stolen Mona Lisa from an art thief's clutches, but comes under suspicion from Scotland Yard when he cannot explain its presence in his flat.

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Footloose
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7.00
37 votes

#17 - Footloose

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/21/2006

Desperate for money after the health shop is closed, George takes part in a poker game on Ultron, but ends up losing all his body parts, aside from his foot and his soul. When he is placed into a new body, Janet has problems coping with the change.

Zero Tolerance
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7.02
41 votes

#18 - Zero Tolerance

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/14/2002

George takes the law into his own hands when he joins a neighbourhood watch scheme

Directors: John Stroud
Puttin' on the Writs
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7.03
37 votes

#19 - Puttin' on the Writs

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/5/2002

George & Janet are loading their groceries into their car when they hear Mrs Raven yelling at the triplets as she's loading her groceries. The trolley man loses control of his trolleys on the ramp of the car park & they head straight for Mrs Raven.! As she goes over the edge of a Multi-Storey car park It's Thermoman to the rescue.! Next day George has bad news in the form of a writ from Mrs Raven's solicitor. It seems while saving her life he squeezed her arm & sprained it causing her trauma, distress & potential loss of earnings should she ever want to take up skiing professionaly. George wants Arnie to talk to Mrs Raven & ask her to drop the charges, Meanwhile Janet's parents have had a row & Mr Dawkins has moved in with Tyler next door. Thermoman visits Mrs Raven & apologises for hurting her. He almost has the case dismissed when Mrs Raven asks for a kiss & Thermoman knocks her cold with his helmet.! Mrs Raven is now asking for more money for the extra pain & suffering. Mrs Dawkins

Fear and Clothing
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7.03
35 votes

#20 - Fear and Clothing

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/25/2005

George starts doubting his invincibility, and starts disapperaing.

Directors: John Stroud
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Car
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7.06
95 votes

#21 - Car

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/4/2001

George takes time out from his superhero duties to continue working hard in the health shop, to save up some money to buy Janet a much-needed car. Thus, he arranges for Arnie to be given his powers back, to help out with his superhero work. But when Arnie steals the crown jewels on his first day at work, George realises that he can't be trusted. Can he save his cousin from certain imprisonment? Meanwhile, Mrs. Raven realises that she is attracted to the American hunk, and attempts to ask Arnie out on date. But things don't quite go to plan.

Directors: John Stroud
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A Day to Remember
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7.07
67 votes

#22 - 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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It's All in the Mind
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7.08
39 votes

#23 - It's All in the Mind

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/29/2003

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.

Directors: John Stroud
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Mine's a Double
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7.08
37 votes

#24 - Mine's a Double

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

A double of George named Hilary arrives to take George's place while he's away at an advanced super heroic refresher course. Hilary is still in training & is replacing George for 72 hours as part of his field training. Hilary goes into the clinic & starts chatting up Mrs Dawkins. Arnie wants to put George's shop on the internet. He sets up "" Sunday trading. com "" Peirs & Hilary have been out all night & Janet tells Hillary to go home. George drops by the clinic & Hillary is just leaving. Mrs Dawkins sees both George & Hillary in two different places & thinks she's seeing things. Arnie & Tyler have had 5,000 hits on the website. (3,000 were from Tyler checking to see if the site is still there.!) Arnie wants Thermoman to endorse the site to make it more popular. George says it's against regulations,but Arnie does it anyway. Janet thinks she's showering with George but it's actually Hillary. Janet's annoyed to think Hillary saw her naked. George discovers Arnie's usin

Parents
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7.08
97 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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