The Work Experience. Image shows from L to R: Shussi (Ryan Sampson), Joanna (Kate Miles), Susan (Diane Morgan), Colby (Sean Power). Copyright: 2LE Media.

The Work Experience

E4 comedy. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Stars Kate Miles, Sean Power, Ryan Sampson and Diane Morgan.

The Work Experience

Prank show in which, each week, two ambitious interns think they're joining a real company... but are actually working for actors

6   (1 series)
Kate Miles, Sean Power, Ryan Sampson and Diane Morgan
Tommy Forbes
Michael Livingstone and Samantha Martin

The Work Experience is a comedy series that mixes the sitcom, mock doc and prank show formats.

Set in the madness of new fashion PR agency Grade PR, each week the show follows two ambitious interns as they embark on a week of tasks, tantrums and tears. However, unknown to them, the entire agency is fictional and the employees are a cast of actors.

The characters are Devil Wears Prada-type Joanna Grade and her three extreme members of staff - her brash ex-husband and business partner Colby; her walking diary Susan; and opinionated and flamboyant creative force Shussi.

Whether it be fetching a celebrity's sperm sample or exposing an illegal sweatshop, the work experience staff are central to every hissy fit and bizarre request.

At the end of the episode, the fictional element is revealed to those taking part and their efforts are then rewarded with a full month's paid placement at a real fashion PR agency.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 24th October 2012 on E4 at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 28th November 2012 on E4 at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 4th December 2017 at 4:30am on London Live