Supernova (2005)

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Creator: Harry Cripps
  • First Air Date: 2005-10-11
  • Last Air Date: 2006-09-07
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 12
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 40 min.
  • Production Company: Hartswood Films
  • Production Country: Australia
  • Networks: BBC Two


Supernova is a British comedy series produced by Hartswood Films and jointly commissioned by the BBC in the UK and UKTV in Australia. It follows Dr Paul Hamilton, a Welsh astronomer, who leaves a dull academic post and unloved girlfriend for a new job at the Royal Australian Observatory, deep in the Australian outback. The comedy centres around his difficulties adjusting to life in the outback and his eccentric fellow astronomers. The first series was released in the United Kingdom and Australia in October 2005 and consisted of six 30-minute episodes. The second series began airing on 3 August 2006 in the UK. The exterior scenes were shot at Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia. The observatory itself is a CGI creation, according to the DVD commentary, and only a partial doorway was constructed on site for filming purposes.


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Supernova Seasons

Season 1

First Air Date: 2005-10-11
6 Episodes

Season 2

First Air Date: 2006-08-03
6 Episodes

Supernova Episodes

Title Air Date Duration
Season 1Episode 1Part 1120 min
Season 1Episode 2Part 2120 min
  • Rob Brydon

    as Dr. Paul Hamilton
  • Kat Stewart

    as Dr. Rachel Mann
  • Kris McQuade

    as Prof. Pip Cartwright
  • Peter Kowitz

    as Max Talbot
  • Hollie Andrew

    as Dr. Jude Wardlaw
  • Damion Hunter

    as Bill
Production Sue Vertue Producer
Writing Harry Cripps Writer