Hardware. Image shows from L to R: Anne (Susan Earl), Kenny (Peter Serafinowicz), Mike (Martin Freeman), Steve (Ryan Cartwright), Rex (Ken Morley), Julie (Ella Kenion). Copyright: TalkbackThames


  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 2003 - 2004
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Set in Hamway's Hardware Store, this sitcom follows the lives of its fanatical DIY staff Mike, Kenny, Steve and Rex. Stars Martin Freeman, Peter Serafinowicz, Ken Morley, Ryan Cartwright, Susan Earl and Ella Kenion

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - Women

Rex and his wife have a falling out and so it's up to his staff to try and patch things together between them.

Further details

Mike applies for a job at the loathed DIY superstore, while back at Hamway's, the lads try to entice more women through the door by "feminising" the premises, much to the consternation of regular male customers.

Broadcast details

Sunday 20th April 2003
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Martin Freeman Mike
Peter Serafinowicz Kenny
Ken Morley Rex
Ryan Cartwright Steve
Susan Earl Anne
Ella Kenion Julie
Guest cast
Peter Heppelthwaite Builder
Charlie Creed-Miles Terry
Daisy Haggard Sarah
Justin Edwards Dithery Man
Paul Child Motorbike Courier
Jiggy Bhore Woman Shopper
Mel Claus (as Melanie Claus) Woman Shopper
Hazel McBride Woman Shopper
Rachel McDade Woman Shopper
Michael O'Connor Builder
Stephen Powell Builder
Norman Roberts Builder
Tony Way Builder
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Margot Gavan Duffy Producer
Kathy Nettleship Line Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Jane Davies Casting Director
John Connor Casting Director
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Nichola Bellamy Make-up Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Richard Attree Composer
Steve Roberts 1st Assistant Director
Anna Heighway 1st Assistant Director
Simon Nye Creator

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