Lunch Monkeys. Image shows from L to R: Kenny Graham (Christian Foster), Lee Ann Brown (Camilla Beeput), Tania MacGuire (Jessica Hall), Charlie Brierson (Steve John Shepherd), Asif Khan (Abdullah Afzal), Mike Cranford (Nigel Havers), Shelley Benson (Rachel Rae), Darrel Wadsworth (Chris Hannon), Gloria Stevens (Sian Reeves). Copyright: BBC

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2008 - 2011
BBC Three
13 (1 pilot + 2 series)
Abdullah Afzal, Chris Hannon, Christian Foster, Jessica Hall, Rachel Rae, Sian Reeves, Nigel Havers and Steve John Shepherd
David Isaac and Phil Mealey
Matt Lipsey and Matt Holt
Matt Tiller, Alan Marke, Jim Reid, Rebecca Papworth and Jon Rolph

The back-rooms of Manchester-based personal injury law firm Fox Cranford are gathering places for school-leavers, no-hopers and general misfits - and if they monkey around till lunch, its guerrilla warfare in the office till dinner.

Straight out of school, and into a job they don't want, Darrel, Kenny, Asif, Shelley and Tania are going nowhere fast. Looked down on by the solicitors they work for, they face constant criticism from Gloria Stevens, once their supervisor and now PA to the company's owner.

Bored senseless for eight hours a day, the post room gang fill their time fighting, flirting, winding each other up and generally causing mayhem whilst dodging disciplinary action and the occasional irate client. Their adventures also include an office sleepover, ghosts, tramps and a serious case of fatal attraction!

Mike Cranford is the firm's owner. As far as Gloria is concerned, he is the glamour and power of the law courts personified. She's delighted to be made his PA in Series 2, despite her lack of professionalism, leaving the teenage wasters in the post room in the hands of Tania. Meanwhile, hotshot solicitor Charlie is the office slimeball after his treatment of the new post room supervisor during Series 1...

Additional details

Also known as
  • Admin (Pilot)
Camera set-up
Single camera
The theme tune was written by Sheffield-based band Little Man Tate.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 12th May 2008 at 11pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats

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