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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Series 1, Episode 1

Job centre manager Trish struggles to manage when her nemesis, Angela, returns to work. Her star employee Karl has reached the end of his tether.

Further details

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

Job centre manager Trish is struggling to manage. She's got a world of work seminar to run, the temp's late and Angela, the most difficult employee in the West Midlands is back - fresh from winning an employment tribunal. She's unmanageable and now, unsackable.

Karl is the only member of staff Trish can rely on, but now even he's reached the end of his tether. Although he spends every day surrounded by people who need a job, he decides to take his chances and quit - until somebody changes his mind...


This episode was filmed earlier than the rest of the series and acted as the pilot on which ITV decided to order a series.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th April 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 2nd May 2013 11:15pm ITV1
Monday 20th January 2014 10:00pm ITV2
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 11:00pm ITV2

Cast & crew

Sarah Hadland Trish
Russell Tovey Karl
Jo Enright Angela
Angela Curran Janette
Martin Marquez Paul
Sophie McShera Bryony
Tony Maudsley Graham
Tamla Kari Danielle
Guest cast
Samuel Anderson Craig Allen
Mark Bagnall Darren Leigh
Nigel Boyle Adam Rogers
Navin Chowdhry Sunil Mitesh
Emma Rigby Chloe Granger
Writing team
Claire Downes Writer
Ian Jarvis Writer
Stuart Lane Writer
Production team
Richard Laxton Director
Hannah Pescod Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Mark Everson Editor
Dick Lunn Production Designer
Ian Masterson Composer

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