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Programme: Hyperdrive
AKA: "Full Power" (working title)
Broadcast: 2006 ( BBC2 )
Episodes: 6 (1 series)
Starring: Nick Frost, Kevin Eldon
Written by: Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley
Produced by: Alex Walsh-Taylor
Directed by: John Henderson
Production: British Broadcasting Corporation More info

A BBC2 science fiction comedy which follows the crew of British spaceship HMS Camden Lock as they go about their day to day lives promoting Britain in the 22nd century. Commander Henderson is at the helm of the ship and an optimistic but deluded man who always thinks his orders are “open to interpretation”. His right hand man is First Officer York, a brilliant scientist and polymath but also a borderline sociopath who thinks he should be in command.

BSG Review:

Oh dear... in our opinion (and, it would appear, most of the viewing public) the hype around this new comedy wasn't deserved. Series one received some fairly heavy criticism and frankly that is not surprising as it appears to be a less-funny, not-quite-so-clever knock-off of ' Red Dwarf '.

The most shocking thing is that BBC2 have given the go-ahead for a second series despite the generally lack-luster reviews and average viewing figures. Can series two turn things around?

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