The Job Lot
ITV sitcom about life at a West Midlands job centre - focusing on the staff and customers. Stars include Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland
- 2013 - 2014 (ITV2 / ITV)
- 12 (2 series)
- Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Jo Enright, Laura Aikman, Angela Curran, Martin Marquez, Adeel Akhtar, Sophie McShera, Tony Maudsley, Tamla Kari
- Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane
- Big Talk Productions
The Job Lot is set in a busy West Midlands Job Centre and focuses 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.
The Job Lot tells the story of neurotic Trish (Sarah Hadland) who runs the Brownall Job Centre aided by her staff, including reluctant and truculent Karl (Russell Tovey).
Joining them in the day-to-day madness is co-worker Angela (Jo Enright) - a woman so sour she could curdle milk. Series 1 saw Danielle (Tamla Kari) who'd just returned to work after giving birth, working alongside Karl, whilst Natalie (Laura Aikman) joins as Trish's deputy in Series 2.
Protecting the staff of the Brownall Job Centre are two security guards; diminutive Janette (Angela Curran) and her colleague, cheeky charmer, Paul (Martin Marquez). Their unique skills are unlikely to be tested if the Job Centre regulars such as Graham (Tony Maudsley) and Bryony (Sophie McShera) are the kind of 'customers' they have to contend with.
Never fear, as Fraud Officer George (Adeel Akhtar) is on their case. A lone wolf who takes his under cover surveillance work very seriously.