Free Agents. Image shows from L to R: Helen Ryan (Sharon Horgan), Alex Taylor (Stephen Mangan)
Free Agents

Free Agents

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2007 - 2009
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

A dark and poignant romantic sitcom following a 'will they, won't they' couple. Stars Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan and Anthony Head. Stars Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan, Anthony Head, Matthew Holness, Sara Pascoe and more.

Free Agents. Image shows from L to R: Helen Ryan (Sharon Horgan), Alex Taylor (Stephen Mangan), Stephen Caudwell (Anthony Head)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007 - 2009
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan, Anthony Head, Matthew Holness, Sara Pascoe, Dolly Wells, Tom Goodman-Hill and Anna Maxwell Martin
Writer
Chris Niel
Director
James Griffiths
Producers
Nira Park, Matthew Justice and Iain Morris
Companies

Alex is a talent agent suffering the emotional fall-out from his divorce. Helen, his fellow agent, has the office next to him and is also in pain; overcome with grief from a recent bereavement. Deluded colleague Alex believes they are perfect for one another. Helen thinks quite the opposite. Yes she's slept with him - twice - but there is absolutely no way she is doing it again...

Free Agents depicts a world in which the agents' boss, their clients, friends, relatives, accountants and even ex-girlfriends are as bizarrely dysfunctional as Alex and Helen themselves. This is a comedy about an on-(mostly)-off, romance between two people who might just have a positive future together if they can shake off their pasts.

Additional details

Part of

Channel 4 Comedy Showcase 2007

Also known as
  • Bitter And Twisted (Working title)
  • Comedy Showcase: Free Agents (Pilot)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th November 2007 at 10:30pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 17th September 2009 at 11:30pm on E4 - Episode 6
  • Thursday 17th September 2009 at 11:00pm on E4 - Episode 5
  • Thursday 10th September 2009 at 11:00pm on E4 - Episode 4

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