All I can remember is:

  • The show is live action
  • The protagonist is a child (between 12 and 15 perhaps?)
  • The android is a cleaning robot that became sentient
  • The boy's parents have lost ownership of the hotel (?)
  • The hotel is now run by a woman who reminds me of Dolores Umbridge
  • The android says, seemingly earnestly, 'Frosty!' instead of 'Cool!' because 'Frosty is a lower temperature' or 'Frosty is colder than cool' (not an exact quote).
  • The android reminded me of Kryten from Red Dwarf.

I watched it in either the 90s or early 2000s, and I believe this was on the BBC, but I could be wrong. The hotel may have been in Scotland?


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Could it be Mr Wymi? A show so obscure and forgotten, it doesn't even have a wikipedia page.

The show is set in a Scottish retirement community. From what I remember, the matronly owner buys an android but then discards it? A young teenage boy who works in the retirement community for some reason then rebuilds the robot and befriends it, or something like that, I barely remember myself. However, it looks like a couple of episodes have made it to Youtube so take a look and see if this is it:

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    That's exactly it! Wow, I'm very impressed you found this !!
    – AncientSwordRage
    Aug 10, 2021 at 19:09
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    Glad I could help. When you get a chance could you hit the check mark on the left to accept the answer? That way, others looking for the same info will be able to find it
    – Matt
    Aug 10, 2021 at 19:12
  • No problem, I tend to wait a short while before accepting answers. I am even tempted to bounty this question.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Aug 10, 2021 at 19:18

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