Single-camera ensemble sitcom set in a DIY superstore. First performed at The Salford Sitcom Showcase 2014
Tools is a warm, quirky, single-camera ensemble sitcom set in a Homezone DIY superstore (junction 9, off the M6, next to the big Asda). It's a place where the dream to create the perfect home meets the reality of a windswept retail park just outside Wolverhampton. It's a world immediately recognisable to anyone who's traipsed around the canyon aisles of a DIY store, looking for the one size of screw that's never in stock.
We join mid-life crisis manager Greg and his enthusiastic, well meaning but often frustrating team as they try to shepherd the customers through a bank holiday weekend, and some of the most important decisions of their adult lives - whether to paint the walls ivory, champagne or off white.
Tools is produced by Roughcut TV and executive produced by Ash Atalla. Written by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis and Stuart Lane (the writing team behind The Job Lot) and directed by Paul Harrison. Alex Smith is the Producer.