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Hot Metal (1986– )

TV Series | Comedy

The 'Crucible' is a new muck-raking tabloid newspaper in London. Managing editor Russell Spam is always on the lookout for the latest dirt and gossip, while senior editor Harold Stringer struggles to preserve some sense of dignity (usually...See moreThe 'Crucible' is a new muck-raking tabloid newspaper in London. Managing editor Russell Spam is always on the lookout for the latest dirt and gossip, while senior editor Harold Stringer struggles to preserve some sense of dignity (usually to no avail). Spam writes such questionable stories as lurid details about Prince Andrew's girlfriend, a campaign to bring back capital punishment, and accusing a bishop of being a werewolf. Written by Mike Konczewski See less
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Updated Feb 16, 1986

Release date (First episode)
Feb 16, 1986 (United Kingdom)

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87 cast members
Name STARmeter Episodes Known for
Robert Hardy
Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone / Terrence 'Twiggy' Rathbone Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone / Terrence 'Twiggy' Rathbone   See fewer
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13
Richard Kane
Greg Kettle Greg Kettle   See fewer
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12
Geoffrey Palmer
Harold Stringer Harold Stringer   See fewer
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7
Richard Wilson
Dicky Lipton Dicky Lipton   See fewer
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6
Caroline Milmoe
Maggie Troon Maggie Troon   See fewer
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6
David Barrass
Jack Thrush Jack Thrush   See fewer
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6
Geoffrey Hutchings
Max Rutherford Max Rutherford   See fewer
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5
John Gordon Sinclair
Bill Tytla Bill Tytla   See fewer
Top 5000
5
John Horsley
Father Teasdale Father Teasdale   See fewer
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5
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4
David Keyes
Ronnie Ronnie   See fewer
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4
Sarah Mortimer
Sharon Chandler Sharon Chandler   See fewer
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3
Aubrey Morris
Kubelsky / Nikita Kruschev / Old Man Kubelsky / Nikita Kruschev / Old Man   See fewer
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3
Charles Collingwood
Newsreader Newsreader   See fewer
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3
Jack Watling
PM MacNamara / Prime Minister MacNamara PM MacNamara / Prime Minister MacNamara   See fewer
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2
Gladys Crosbie
Lady Driver Lady Driver   See fewer
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2
Doreen Keogh
Mrs Beatty / Mrs. Beatty Mrs Beatty / Mrs. Beatty   See fewer
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2
Eliza Buckingham
Mrs MacNamara Mrs MacNamara   See fewer
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2
Nicholas Colicos
Lieut. Scott MacKenzie Lieut. Scott MacKenzie   See fewer
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2
Adrian Gilpin
Marvin Dony Marvin Dony   See fewer
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1
Clare Clifford
TV Interviewer TV Interviewer   See fewer
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1
Christopher Driscoll
Mr. Coates Mr. Coates   See fewer
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1
Jenny Lee
Rowena Strong Rowena Strong   See fewer
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1
David Lodge
Sgt. Major Lutterworth Sgt. Major Lutterworth   See fewer
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1
Brigitte Kahn
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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1
Edita Brychta
Lady Deborah Lady Deborah   See fewer
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1
Tony Aitken
Mr. Pooly Mr. Pooly   See fewer
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1
Jo McEvoy
Sarah Sarah   See fewer
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1
Ian Sears
Police Inspector Police Inspector   See fewer
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1
Richard Vernon
Lord Gilbert Lord Gilbert   See fewer
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1
Helena McCarthy
Old Woman Old Woman   See fewer
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1
Neil McCaul
TV Director TV Director   See fewer
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1
Peter Copley
Records Clerk Records Clerk   See fewer
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1
Adam Gavzer
American Salesman American Salesman   See fewer
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1
Tony Millan
Peasant Peasant   See fewer
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1
Stella Moray
BBC Producer BBC Producer   See fewer
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1
Sean Blowers
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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1
Yvonne D'Alpra
Mrs Tape Mrs Tape   See fewer
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1
Angus MacKay
Dr. Seastrom Dr. Seastrom   See fewer
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1
Malcolm Mudie
Cardinal Fisk Cardinal Fisk   See fewer
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1
Dave Cooper
Mr. Turpin Mr. Turpin   See fewer
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1
Sandy Grizzle
Page 3 Girl Page 3 Girl   See fewer
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1
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1
Josie Kidd
Mrs Chandler Mrs Chandler   See fewer
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1
Roderic Leigh
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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1
Cory Pulman
Mrs Sankey Mrs Sankey   See fewer
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1
Steve Amber
Sun Hack Sun Hack   See fewer
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1
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1
Jonas Gustavson
Leif Ericson Leif Ericson   See fewer
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1
Clive Panto
Chip Shop Owner Chip Shop Owner   See fewer
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1
Ben Stollery
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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1
Helen Atkinson Wood
Television Interviewer Television Interviewer   See fewer
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1
Aden Gillett
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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1
Pamela Miles
Sister Sister   See fewer
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1
Julian Wadham
Dennis Spatula Dennis Spatula   See fewer
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1
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1
Sara Crowe
Blue Peter Presenter Blue Peter Presenter   See fewer
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1
David Peart
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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1
Louise Nelson
Newsreader Newsreader   See fewer
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1
Steven Law
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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1
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1
Nadine Marshall
Little Girl Little Girl   See fewer
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1
Michael Stainton
Kuznetsky Kuznetsky   See fewer
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1
Kevin Quarmby
BBC Security Officer BBC Security Officer   See fewer
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1
Cyril Saxon
Colonel Northcott Colonel Northcott   See fewer
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1
Julia Dearden
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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1
Nicholas Geake
Television Announcer Television Announcer   See fewer
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1
John White
Newspaper Hack Newspaper Hack   See fewer
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1
Julia Gilbert
Asst. Stage Manager Asst. Stage Manager   See fewer
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1
Eiji Kusuhara
Japanese Newsreader Japanese Newsreader   See fewer
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1
Charles Simon
Judge Hitchcock Judge Hitchcock   See fewer
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1
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1
Nick Owen
Self - TV-am Presenter Self - TV-am Presenter   See fewer
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
Julie Saunders
Actress Actress   See fewer
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1
Peter Snow
Newsreader Newsreader   See fewer
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1
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1
Christopher Timothy
Advert Voiceover / Newsreader / Various Roles (uncredited) Advert Voiceover / Newsreader / Various Roles (uncredited)   See fewer
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5
Julie Evans
Topless Model (uncredited) Topless Model (uncredited)   See fewer
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1
Wally Thomas
Judge's servant (uncredited) Judge's servant (uncredited)   See fewer
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1
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8.1 / 10 | 88 votes