Lunch Monkeys. Image shows from L to R: Kenny Graham (Christian Foster), Tania MacGuire (Jessica Hall), Asif Khan (Abdullah Afzal), Shelley Benson (Rachel Rae), Darrel Wadsworth (Chris Hannon). Copyright: BBC.

Lunch Monkeys

BBC Three sitcom about lowly office workers. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2008 - 2011. Stars Abdullah Afzal, Chris Hannon, Christian Foster, Jessica Hall and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Ice Pops

Asif has a crush on hard-nosed solicitor Lee Ann and is determined to ask her out, but she only goes out with rich businessmen.

Further details

Lunch Monkeys. Image shows from L to R: Darrel Wadsworth (Chris Hannon), Mike Cranford (Nigel Havers). Copyright: Channel K / BBC.

It's a baking hot day in the offices of Fox Cranford. Asif has a crush on hard-nosed solicitor Lee Ann and is determined to ask her out, but she only goes out with rich businessmen. When his dad turns up with a business opportunity - to sell ice pops - Asif decides to become an entrepreneur.

Kenny tries to get over his crush on Tania in the tried and tested way of drawing a picture of her naked. She nearly spots it and Kenny asks Asif to get rid of it. He promptly hides the picture in one of Mike's trial bundles which is then photocopied loads of times as Mike prepares to go to court.

Meanwhile, as Asif is making a fortune selling ice pops, Darrel overhears Lee Ann and Charlie talking about redundancies and convinces himself that he's facing the chop. He pleads with Gloria but spots a list with his name on. In the depths of despair, he spies a bag full of lager - Shelley's birthday present for her boyfriend...

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 24th September 2009
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Abdullah Afzal Asif Khan
Chris Hannon Darrel Wadsworth
Christian Foster Kenny Graham
Jessica Hall Tania MacGuire
Rachel Rae Shelley Benson
Sian Reeves Gloria Stevens
Nigel Havers Mike Cranford
Steve John Shepherd Charlie Brierson
Guest cast
Kulvinder Ghir Mohammed Khan (Asif's Dad)
Camilla Beeput Lee Ann Brown
Tanya Huq Receptionist
Writing team
David Isaac Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Matt Tiller Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Jim Reid Executive Producer
Rebecca Papworth Executive Producer
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