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The Job Lot

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 29 Apr 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.30pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 18 2013 : Sat 27 Apr - Fri 03 May
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The comedy is set in a busy West Midlands Job Centre and will focus on the relationships between the people that work there and the people that don’t work there, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s work, or the lack of it, that brings the characters together, and their relationships, or lack of them, around which the series revolves.
Episode one:
Job centre manager Trish [Sarah Hadland] is struggling to manage.  She’s got a world of work seminar to run, the temp’s late and Angela [Jo Enright], the most difficult employee in the West Midlands is back – fresh from winning an employment tribunal.  She’s unmanageable and now, unsackable.  Karl [Russell Tovey] is the only member of staff Trish can rely on, but now even he’s reached the end of his tether.  Although he spends every day surrounded by people who need a job, he decides to take his chances and quit – until somebody changes his mind...
Cast list:
Karl – Russell Tovey
Trish – Sarah Hadland
Angela – Jo Enright
Danielle – Tamla Kari
Janette – Angela Curran
Paul – Martin Marquez
Graham – Tony Maudsley
Bryony – Sophie McShera
George – Adeel Akhtar