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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Cockney Cheese

Billy's come to a creative block on the slogan for a new brown 'Cockney Cheese', leaving Greg with just one to attempt to sell to the intimidating client, Cockney Jim.

Further details

The Persuasionists. Image shows from L to R: Greg Bannister (Adam Buxton), Cockney Jim (Lee Ross). Copyright: Bwark Productions.

Marketing an unusual dairy product is the challenge for HHH+H's best creative minds, but the client is terrifying and Greg is too scared to even stay in a meeting with him. Can Emma help or will creative Billy have to break a golden rule of advertising and actually meet the client?

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th January 2010
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Adam Buxton Greg Bannister
Simon Farnaby Keaton
Iain Lee Billy Hitchens
Jarred Christmas Clive Johnson
Daisy Haggard Emma
Guest cast
Lee Ross Cockney Jim
Gemma Whelan Josephine
Roxanne McKee Christine
Natalie Gumede Susie
Shola Adewusi Cleaning Lady
Writing team
Jonathan Thake Writer
Andrew Collins Script Editor
Production team
Tristram Shapeero Director
Jon Rolph Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Iain Morris Executive Producer
Damon Beesley Executive Producer


Your Mum!

Is there opera inside the Sydney Opera House? And a tip from Clive on what to do with mums.

Featuring: Adam Buxton (Greg Bannister), Iain Lee (Billy Hitchens), Jarred Christmas (Clive Johnson).


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