‘Mile High’ was a cheap and cheeky Sky One comedy-drama that matched the casual nudity of a 3am stroll through Ibiza with the looks and acting ability of ‘Hollyoaks’.
The show followed the perma-horny ‘Fresh!’ airline staff and ran from 2003 to 2005 before getting cancelled. The show’s creator Jane Hewland says Sky One pushed them to be more racy – and then completely changed their minds
“The policy at Sky changed 180 degrees right as we were in the middle of the 19 ep series. The previous boss had been pushing us to be more sexually explicit. Suddenly that went out of fashion. I don’t think the audience was ever comfortable with the more explicit things we did. It’s not what people want in their living rooms. But the whole show got branded as tacky – the title MILE HIGH does encourage that.”
To be fair, it was always a touch tacky.
What happened to all those fine-looking airline crew? Find out after the jump!
Janice Steele – Jo-Anne Knowles
Jo-Ann has had guest roles on Eastenders (as a girlfriend of Alife Moon), ‘Phoenix Nights’ and ‘Balls of Steel’.
Most recently she appeared in ‘The Mimic’ and played Mina in ‘Young Dracula’.
She has a daughter and is divorced.
Lehann Evans – Naomi Ryan
Naomi has also appeared on ‘Coronation Street’ (as factory worker Bobbi Lewis), ‘Dream Team’, ‘Echo Beach’, ‘Doctors’, ‘The Bill’, and was in the Doctor Who episode ‘Asylum of the Daleks’.
Marco Bailey – Tom Wisdom
Before ‘Mile High’, Tom played hairdresser Tom Ferguson on ‘Coronation Street’ for a year. He’s gone on to appear on ‘Harry Enfield’s Brand Spaking New Show’ and the film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ and ‘Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2’.
Will O’Brien – Adam Sinclair
Will now lives in California with his wife and two sons. He’s had supporting roles in ‘Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj’ and the new version of ‘The Day of the Triffids’.
Emma Coyle – Emma Ferguson
Emma has also appeared in ‘The Bill’, ‘North and South’ and ‘Doctors’. She has three children with her husband, Take That star Mark Owen.
K.C Gregory – Sarah Manners
Sarah also appeared in ‘Doctors’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘The Bill’. In 2004 she took part in the second seres of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and came sixth. Most recently she appeared in a guest role on sitcom ‘The Job Lot’. She divorced her husband Ben O’Sullivan in 2009.
Jason Murdoch – James Redmond
James was a male model before landing the role of Rory Finnegan on ‘Hollyoaks’. He left Hollyoaks in 2002 to present SMTV Live with Cat Deeley but lost that job after three months.
After ‘Mile High’, James played Abs Denham on ‘Casualty’ for five years. He took part in a 2010 episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me and is now a stand-up comedian.
Josh Bryson – Matthew Chambers
Also a former male-model, Matthew has gone to guest star in episodes of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Holby City’ and ‘As If’. He has played Dr Daniel Granger on ‘Doctors’ since 2007.
He has two children with his partner Aisha.
Poppy Fields – Stacey Cadman
Stacey also had the lead role in the BBC kids show ‘Cavegirl’. She went on to present some Saturday morning kids TV shows and took part in the Sky One celebrity show ‘Cirque de Celebrité’ in 2007. She is now a personal trainer and kick-boxing instructor.
Captain Nigel Croker – Christopher Villiers
Christopher went on to appear in ‘Doctors’ and play Grayson Sinclair on ‘Emmerdale’ from 200-2008. Most recently he’s had a guest role on the Sir Ian McKellan sitcom ‘Vicious’.
Charlotte Taylor – Sarah Farooqui
Sarah went on to play Theresa Spencer in two episodes of ‘Lost’ and had a small role as Heather in ‘Iron Man 3’.
Jack Fields – John Pickard
John had a lead role in the 90’s sitcom ‘2.4 Children’ and is now best known for playing Dominic Reilly on ‘Hollyoaks’ from 2005-2010. His older brother Nick Pritchard also stars on Hollyoaks as Tony Hutchinson.
Rachel Potter – Emma-Jane Portch
Emma-Jane appeared in a 2006 TV movie called ‘Losing It’ but seems to have given up acting.
Lorna Newbold – Katy Edwards
Katy went on to play Coral Wilding in the soap ‘Family Affairs’ and last appeared in a short film called ‘Buying Porn’ in 2007. There are no recent pics online.
Dan Peterson – Luke Roberts
Luke went on to play Joseph Byrne on ‘Holby City’ from 2006-2011. He also played a small role as Captain of the Guard in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’.
Ed Russell – Scott Adkins
Scott went on to have a regular role on ‘Holby City’ but is also a martial artist who has worked with Jackie Chan and Jean Claude Van Damme. He’s appeared in films like “Undisputed II: Last Man Standing” and had small roles in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘X-Men: Wolverine’, ‘The Expendables 2’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’.
The cast of ‘Mile High’, we salute you!