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

Monday 20th May 2013
30 minutes

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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