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 3 - The Charity

There's no love in the agency for Greg, as he is reduced to searching the internet for comfort, or for Keaton, who has lost his legendary sexy mojo.

Further details

The Persuasionists. Image shows from L to R: Carl (Ben Willbond), Emma (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Bwark Productions.

The team create a new campaign for a charity that aims to encourage young people to spend more time with the elderly. In their usual delicate manner the team create an offensive campaign, because "it's for charity" and "they can get away with it". Keaton, Head of Global, goes impotent as he suddenly realises that "in a way, many women are human too."

Meanwhile, Greg develops a crush on Emma, who is now dating their gorgeous, intelligent and rich client Carl, and decides to try to win her affections.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 27th January 2010
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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
Ben Willbond Carl
Nick Mohammed DVD Shop Assistant
Dudley Sutton Mob Leader
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
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