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Series 1, Episode 4 - Goodbye Charles

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Today is Clive's birthday and he is expecting a big surprise party. He is doomed to disappointment.

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Today is Clive's birthday. Last year everyone forgot and Tariq promised to remember the next one, so Clive is expecting a big surprise party this time. He is doomed to disappointment, as Proctor's only announcement at the morning briefing is about mechanic Charles Headley, who has died.

Grant knew Charles well and spends the rest of the day drowning his sorrows and trying to get others to join him. Andy and Tariq are mystified--who on earth was Charles? Despite numerous clandestine meetings during the day, they still have no idea.

Clive does not care. Once again no-one has remembered his birthday, so he walks around dropping increasingly broad hints.

Later, when the whole team gather for a memorial service in the office, Andy's poor memory is exposed and an unsavoury fact about the dead Charles is revealed. Meanwhile, Clive is still waiting for his big surprise party...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Channel 5
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 21st December 2016 11:30pm Comedy Central
Monday 26th December 2016 3:45am CC Extra
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 3:50am CC Extra
Monday 20th May 2019 3:45am CC Extra
Friday 5th July 2019 3:05am CC Extra
Wednesday 24th June 2020 3:10am C5

Cast & crew

Jackie Clune Linda Proctor
David Avery Tariq Mansoor
Liz Kingsman Andy Church
David Elms Clive Hassler
Jamie Michie Grant Brodie
Guz Khan Mo Khan
Sunil Patel Sujan Stevens
Ralf Little Narrator
Writing team
Chris Gau Writer
Michael Orton-Toliver Writer
Matt Jones Story
Ralf Little Story
Production team
Matt Jones (as Matt L Jones) Director
Zoƫ Rocha Producer
Ralf Little Executive Producer
Sarah Doole Executive Producer
Chris Gau Executive Producer
Michael Orton-Toliver Executive Producer
Amer Iqbal Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Andrew Rodger Director of Photography
Lucia Santa-Maria Costume Designer
Velina Iankova Make-up Designer
Vlad Berkhemer Composer
Jake Rollins 1st Assistant Director

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