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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Job List

Given a list of chores, Martin Chadwick 's day goes from bad to worse.

Further details

Ad man Martin Chadwick comes unstuck when his job is downsized forcing him to work from home and be answerable to his former assistant. He hates his new life and misses the stress of work. His money is far less but his expenses are still too high as he has a mum in a nursing home and two daughters in their twenties who won't leave home.

In the first episode, all his angst and frustration comes out in one day when his working wife Julie gives him a list of domestic chores to do. He not only manages to cock them all up but also has his dog taken into care, has to rescue his mum from the nursing home and finally get through an awful dinner party with their best friends.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd February 2007
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Peter Davison Martin
Pippa Haywood Julie
Georgia Tennant (as Georgia Moffett) Chloe
Daisy Aitkens Lucy
Eileen Essell Gran
Jeff Rawle Duncan
Suzanne Burden Sarah
Katherine Parkinson Gemma
Martin Trenaman Ron
Guest cast
Silas Carson Jackson
Jiggy Bhore Receptionist
Writing team
Michael Aitkens Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Sue Vertue Producer
Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
Murray Peterson Line Producer
Michael Aitkens Co-Executive Producer
Paul Machliss Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Jane Davies Casting Director
John Connor Casting Director
Andy Hollis Director of Photography
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Helen Barrett Make-up Designer
Colin Winston-Fletcher Composer
Grantly Butters 1st Assistant Director

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