PhoneShop. Christopher (Tom Bennett). Copyright: Talkback.


E4 and Channel 4 sitcom about a mobile phone shop. 19 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2009 - 2013. Stars Tom Bennett, Martin Trenaman, Andrew Brooke, Javone Prince and Emma Fryer.

Pilot - New Man

New recruit Christopher is on the notorious one-day trial, but will he make his first sale by 6pm and secure the job, or will he be yet another victim of the vicious "retail battlefield"?

Further details

PhoneShop. Image shows from L to R: Ashley (Andrew Brooke), Lance (Martin Trenaman), Janine (Emma Fryer). Copyright: Talkback.

On High Street UK the priority is to 'shift units, make money, smash targets...' and no one knows that better than the staff of PhoneShop. New recruit Christopher is on the infamous one day trial, but will he make his first sale by 6pm and secure the job?

In this pilot episode, Christopher, the 'new man', is charged with replacing super salesman 'Little' Gary Patel (who has been arrested - again - for attacking the lads from Top Shop). Christopher, a graduate, needs to quickly adapt to this new world where street smart is the order of the day and degrees count for nothing. Will he survive the dreaded one-day trial? And if he does will he fit in with the rest of the team?

Broadcast details

Friday 13th November 2009
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Bennett Christopher
Martin Trenaman Lance
Andrew Brooke Ashley
Javone Prince Jerwayne
Emma Fryer Janine
Guest cast
Ellena Stacey Pay As You Go Customer
Paul Pariser Les
Claire Vousden Middle-Aged Customer
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Graham
Ninette Finch Elderly Customer
Writing team
Phil Bowker Writer
Jon MacQueen Writer (Additional Material)
Ricky Gervais Script Editor
Production team
Phil Bowker Director
Phil Bowker Producer

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