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.

Joanna

Played by: Kate Miles
The Work Experience. Joanna (Kate Miles). Copyright: 2LE Media.

Joanna Grade is highly-strung, self-obsessed, but most importantly, well-dressed. Having had several bites at the fashion cherry, she has decided to set up a PR agency in her own image  demanding, clueless and prone to disasters that are always someone else's fault.

No longer in the first flush of youth and having spent twenty years fawning over a husband who left her for another man, this ice queen has decided that now is the time for her to be a mother and will stop at nothing to get herself the perfect baby.

Colby

Played by: Sean Power
The Work Experience. Colby (Sean Power). Copyright: 2LE Media.

Chancer, sleaze and compulsive liar, Colby Brown has spent the past twenty years creating dodgy deals and pretending to his ex-wife, Joanna, that he is gay.

Colby will lie and cheat to get what he wants, using his American charm and his self-perceived sexual prowess to get around Joanna and the rest of the Grade employees. Colby is after an easy ride. And money. Lots and lots of money.

Shussi

Played by: Ryan Sampson
The Work Experience. Shussi (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: 2LE Media.

The creative tour de force behind Grade PR, Shussi is a highly sensitive artist, whose canvas is himself. He lives for fashion and feels things very deeply when they go wrong, which they do, all the time. As such he spends a lot of time crying in clothes rails, which could really smudge his eye make-up if he's not careful.

Susan

Played by: Diane Morgan
The Work Experience. Susan (Diane Morgan). Copyright: 2LE Media.

Joanna's long-suffering PA, Susan Butler, is a dowdy thirty-something that Joanna keeps around as a reminder not to let herself go. Susan bears the brunt of all of Grade PRs disasters as well as being Joanna's personal punch bag and looking after her own terminally ill mother.