Fried. Joe (Will Melling). Copyright: Bwark Productions.


BBC Three sitcom about a fast food restaurant. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2014 - 2015. Stars Matthew Cottle, Mandeep Dhillon, Lorna Gayle, Will Melling and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Carlos From Spain

Mary goes under cover to find out who is making up complaints against her.

Further details

Fried. Mary (Katy Wix). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures / Bwark Productions.

It is Drunk O'Clock and the staff are ready for the onslaught following pub kicking out time. The drooling mob descends and the team scramble to deal with the frenzy.

Mary has been called in to Head Office. There have been a number of complaints made against her from members of staff. Mary resolves to go under cover to find out who is making these claims against her.

Mary announces to the staff that she will be attending a christening for the next two days and that they will have a new employee arriving. Mary later turns up in disguise as a Spanish man named Carlos.

Joe has been covering up Amara's bad work. Amara is determined to prove that she can handle the job on her own but accidentally sets fire to her station. Derek fires Amara for her mistake.

Carlos does a little digging with Derek and he admits that it was him that made up all of the complaints in order to get Mary fired.

On Joe's instruction, Amara turns up to an abandoned restaurant. She has to step up and handle Drunk O'Clock on her own - when it comes to crunch time Amara saves the day.

Derek addresses the staff - he is going to fire them all. Mary/Carlos steps in and takes off her disguise. She confronts Derek regarding the complaints - he panics and covers, laughing it off as one big practical joke. Mary believes him.

Later that day Ed asks Joe if Amara is any closer to sleeping with him because he let her handle Drunk O'Clock all by herself - it's unlikely.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th August 2015
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matthew Cottle Derek
Mandeep Dhillon Amara
Lorna Gayle Shontal
Will Melling Joe
Katy Wix Mary
Imran Yusuf Ed
Jonathan Watson Clive Bagshawe
Guest cast
Lois Chimimba Sam (Crocodile)
Colin Little Man In Crocodile Suit
Writing team
Jack Williams Writer
Harry Williams Writer
Production team
Luke Snellin Director
Sarah Hammond Producer
Jack Williams Executive Producer
Harry Williams Executive Producer
Phil Gilbert Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer


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Featuring: Matthew Cottle (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon (Amara), Lorna Gayle (Shontal), Will Melling (Joe), Katy Wix (Mary), Imran Yusuf (Ed).


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