The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Karl (Russell Tovey), Trish (Sarah Hadland). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.

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 - 2015  (ITV2 / ITV)
18 (3 series)
Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Jo Enright, Laura Aikman, Angela Curran, Martin Marquez, Sophie McShera, Nick Mohammed, Tony Maudsley, Adeel Akhtar, Dylan Edwards & more
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.

Series 3: The second series ended with Karl finally get together with sexy deputy manager Natalie. In Series 3, the couple find out just how difficult it is to have a relationship in front of all their colleagues, and a very demanding boss.

The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Janette (Angela Curran), George (Adeel Akhtar), Natalie (Laura Aikman), Karl (Russell Tovey), Trish (Sarah Hadland), Graham (Tony Maudsley), Angela (Jo Enright), Bryony (Sophie McShera), Paul (Martin Marquez). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.