British Comedy Guide

PhoneShop. Image shows from L to R: Jerwayne (Javone Prince), Janine (Emma Fryer), Lance (Martin Trenaman), Ashley (Andrew Brooke), Christopher (Tom Bennett). Copyright: Talkback.


E4 sitcom. 19 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2009 - 2013. Stars Tom Bennett, Martin Trenaman, Andrew Brooke, Javone Prince and Emma Fryer.

Series 1, Episode 4 is repeated on London Live on Monday at 9pm

Series 3, Episode 3 - Pay As You Grow

PhoneShop. Image shows from L to R: Terry (Jack Bence), Ashley (Andrew Brooke), Lance (Martin Trenaman). Copyright: Talkback.
Christopher's charitable concern raises Jerwayne and Ashley's ire, Janine can't stop making fantastic decisions and Lance is hiding from Shelley and her terrifying broodiness. Standard.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th August 2013
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 10th August 2013 at 00.05
  2. Saturday 10th August 2013 at 23.30
  3. Wednesday 14th August 2013 at 01.45
  4. Saturday 1st February 2014 at 01.50
  5. Tuesday 18th March 2014 at 22.40 on 4Music
  6. Friday 21st March 2014 at 00.50 on 4Music
  7. Wednesday 26th March 2014 at 23.40 on 4Music
  8. Monday 21st July 2014 at 23.40 on 4Music
  9. Thursday 30th October 2014 at 02.45
  10. Friday 31st October 2014 at 02.10
  11. Sunday 6th September 2015 at 21.00 on London Live
  12. Saturday 26th December 2015 at 22.00 on London Live
  13. Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 22.00 on London Live
  14. Saturday 30th July 2016 at 03.30 on London Live

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Bennett Christopher
Martin Trenaman Lance
Andrew Brooke Ashley
Javone Prince Jerwayne
Emma Fryer Janine
Guest cast
Jack Bence Terry
Anita Booth Jennifer
Jean Paul Dal Monte Waiter
Susannah Wise Shelley
Writing team
Phil Bowker Writer
Production team
Phil Bowker Director
Phil Bowker Producer
Mo Holden Production Designer
Jon Blow Editor
Jon MacQueen Associate Producer


Tough Customer

Customer service? Nah, bun dat.

Featuring: Martin Trenaman (Lance), Andrew Brooke (Ashley), Javone Prince (Jerwayne), Jack Bence (Terry).

The New Karren Brady

Janine is taking control of her life. Watch out, world.

Featuring: Martin Trenaman (Lance), Emma Fryer (Janine).

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