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 2, Episode 3

Trish and her deputy manager Natalie stage a youth unemployment initiative to impress the local MP, but things don't go according to plan.

Preview clips

Further details

The Job Lot. Image shows from L to R: Ann-Marie Bonner (Jessie Cave), Karl (Russell Tovey). Copyright: Big Talk Productions

Manager Trish and her deputy Natalie stage a youth unemployment initiative to impress local MP Peter McCrea.

Ambitious plans are thwarted when a request for staff to dress down leads to an embarrassing faux pas for Trish.

There are tears when teenager Ann-Marie develops an awkward crush on Karl and there is a security crisis when Michael hacks into Jobseeker computer records.

Meanwhile, saddled with troublesome Bryony, Angela sets out to derail the whole event.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 8th October 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 10th October 2014 10:40pm ITV1
Saturday 11th October 2014 11:50pm ITV2
Monday 13th October 2014 11:45pm ITV2
Monday 7th September 2015 11:10pm ITV2

Cast & crew

Sarah Hadland Trish
Russell Tovey Karl
Jo Enright Angela
Laura Aikman Natalie
Angela Curran Janette
Martin Marquez Paul
Sophie McShera Bryony
Tony Maudsley Graham
Adeel Akhtar George
Dylan Edwards Tom Burns
Guest cast
Jessie Cave Ann-Marie Bonner
Matthew Cottle Peter McCrea
Bill Milner Michael Jennings
Chris Nayak Paramedic
Writing team
Claire Downes Writer
Ian Jarvis Writer
Stuart Lane Writer
John Phillips Script Editor
Production team
Luke Snellin Director
Imogen Cooper Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Hannah Pescod Executive Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Lucy Spink Production Designer
Ian Masterson Composer
Joe Holweger Composer


Behind the Scenes of Episode 3

Russell and Jessie had fun filming The Job Lot.

Featuring: Russell Tovey (Karl) & Jessie Cave (Ann-Marie Bonner).

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