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Hyperdrive (BBC-2 2006, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost)

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Futuristic adventures aboard the British spaceship HMS Camden Lock as the captain and crew try to promote trade and investment between Britain and intergalactic races.

The year is 2151 and the British have launched a fleet of space ships to explore the galaxy in the only way the British can – with a stiff upper lip and regular tea breaks. Their mission? To export all things British to all corners of the galaxy – things like overpriced supermarkets, housing projects, call centers and even tractors – all in an effort to protect Britain’s interest in an ever-changing galaxy.

At the forefront of the expedition is the spacecraft HMS Camden Lock, helmed by the irrepressible, if a little tetchy, Commander Henderson (Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead, Kinky Boots) and ably assisted by a crew of misfits, the Commander steers his ship through the stars while giving orders from his big swivel chair.

production details
UK | BBC Two | 12×30 minutes | Broadcast 11 January 2006 – 16 August 2007

Writers: Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor
Director: John Henderson

cast
Miranda Hart as Diplomatic Officer Chloe Alice Teal
Nick Frost as Commander Michael Henderson
Stephen Evans as Navigator Dave Vine
Kevin Eldon as First Officer Eduardo Pauline York
Dan Antopolski as Technical Officer Karl Jeffers
Petra Massey as Sandstrom