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

The Job Lot

ITV2 and ITV sitcom following the staff in a Midlands job centre. 18 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey, Jo Enright, Laura Aikman and others.

Series 1, Episode 4

The job centre's being anonymously inspected and Trish is trying to identify the spy in their midst. Meanwhile, George has a fraudulent benefit claimant to pull in.

Further details

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

The job centre's due to be inspected, and Trish is on the look-out for the mystery shopper - or secret jobseeker - who's going to file a report.

Nobody else seems to care, apart from security guard Janette who harbours an irrational hatred of the Great Barr branch and is determined to beat them in the job centre league table.

Karl is more interested in working with George - they're going to interrogate a pair of big-time benefit cheats together, but they both want to be bad cop.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 20th May 2013
Time
9:30pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Sarah Hadland Trish
    Russell Tovey Karl
    Jo Enright Angela
    Angela Curran Janette
    Martin Marquez Paul
    Sophie McShera Bryony
    Tony Maudsley Graham
    Adeel Akhtar George
    Tamla Kari Danielle
    Guest cast
    Zahra Ahmadi Karen Ellwell
    Nick Holder Eddie Briscoe
    Sarah Manners Jane Briscoe
    Darren Strange Alan Tucker
    Writing team
    Claire Downes Writer
    Ian Jarvis Writer
    Stuart Lane Writer
    James Gillam-Smith Script Editor
    Production team
    Martin Dennis Director
    Hannah Pescod Producer
    Kenton Allen Executive Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Dick Lunn Production Designer
    Ian Masterson Composer
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