The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Karl (Russell Tovey), Trish (Sarah Hadland). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
The Job Lot

The Job Lot

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV2 / ITV1
  • 2013 - 2015
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom about life at a West Midlands job centre, focusing on the array of staff and customers. Stars Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Jo Enright, Laura Aikman, Angela Curran and more.

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The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Bryony (Sophie McShera), Ash (Nick Mohammed), Natalie (Laura Aikman), Trish (Sarah Hadland), Karl (Russell Tovey), Angela (Jo Enright), Paul (Martin Marquez), Janette (Angela Curran). Copyright: Big Talk Productions

Key details

2013 - 2015
18 (3 series)
Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Jo Enright, Laura Aikman, Angela Curran, Martin Marquez, Sophie McShera, Nick Mohammed and more
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The Job Lot is set in a busy West Midlands Job Centre and focuses on the relationships between the people that work there and the people that don't work there, or anywhere else for that matter...

It's work, or the lack of it, that brings the characters together, and their relationships, or lack of them, around which the series revolves.

The Job Lot tells the story of neurotic Trish (Sarah Hadland) who runs the Brownall Job Centre aided by her staff, including reluctant and truculent Karl (Russell Tovey).

Joining them in the day-to-day madness is co-worker Angela (Jo Enright) - a woman so sour she could curdle milk. Series 1 saw Danielle (Tamla Kari) who'd just returned to work after giving birth, working alongside Karl, whilst Natalie (Laura Aikman) joins as Trish's deputy in Series 2.

Protecting the staff of the Brownall Job Centre are two security guards; diminutive Janette (Angela Curran) and her colleague, cheeky charmer, Paul (Martin Marquez). Their unique skills are unlikely to be tested if the Job Centre regulars such as Graham (Tony Maudsley) and Bryony (Sophie McShera) are the kind of 'customers' they have to contend with.

Series 3: The second series ended with Karl finally get together with sexy deputy manager Natalie. In Series 3, the couple find out just how difficult it is to have a relationship in front of all their colleagues, and a very demanding boss.

The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Janette (Angela Curran), George (Adeel Akhtar), Natalie (Laura Aikman), Karl (Russell Tovey), Trish (Sarah Hadland), Graham (Tony Maudsley), Angela (Jo Enright), Bryony (Sophie McShera), Paul (Martin Marquez). Copyright: Big Talk Productions

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Additional details

Part of

ITV's Monday comedies

Camera set-up
Single camera
The theme tune for Series 1 was Bring Me Sunshine by Willie Nelson.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 29th April 2013 at 9:30pm on ITV1
Most recent repeats

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