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The Job Lot

  • Episode: 

    3 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 13 May 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.30pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 20 2013 : Sat 11 May - Fri 17 May
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When a factory shuts down overnight, the job centre is inundated with newly unemployed jobseekers.  It’s all hands to the pump, but Karl [Russell Tovey] is in the worst possible state to cope with the busiest possible day.  Even Trish [Sarah Hadland] has to sign people on – as she says “teamwork makes the dream work”.  Problem is, she doesn’t have a clue how to do it and her struggles with the computer reveal a shocking, somewhat disturbing, secret.
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
Series overview: 
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.