The Persuasionists. Image shows from L to R: Billy Hitchens (Iain Lee), Emma (Daisy Haggard), Clive Johnson (Jarred Christmas), Greg Bannister (Adam Buxton), Keaton (Simon Farnaby). Copyright: Bwark Productions.

The Persuasionists

BBC Two and BBC Three sitcom set in an advertising agency. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2007 - 2010. Stars Adam Buxton, Simon Farnaby, Iain Lee, Jarred Christmas and Daisy Haggard.

Pilot - The Scum Also Rises

Working for wealthy and successful ad agency HHH&H, Billy is a cool creative who has decided that despite all the awards, he simply can't write another ad.

Further details

Set in the wealthy and successful ad agency HHH&H, the comedy focuses on Billy, a cool creative who has decided that despite all the awards he simply can't write another ad; Greg is his hapless account executive who never gets the girl he wants, and Emma is an attractive but neurotic producer who is watching her back as well as her body clock.

Billy's attempts to get over his writer's block while Emma tries to shrink to fit her new desk, a punishment devised by Keaton, the ruthlessly ambitious account executive who is stealing people's happiness.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 30th March 2007
Time
3:30am
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Adam Buxton Greg Bannister
Guest cast
Chris Barrie Mr Broom
Kevin Bishop Keaton
Tom Price Billy
Writing team
Jonathan Thake Writer
Production team
Iain Morris Producer