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Trollied. Gavin (Jason Watkins). Copyright: Roughcut Television.


Sky One sitcom set in a supermarket. 70 episodes (7 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Jason Watkins, Chanel Cresswell, Rita May, Stephen Tompkinson and others.

Trollied. Image shows from L to R: Gavin (Jason Watkins), Tim (John Thomson), Cheryl (Sarah Parish). Copyright: Roughcut Television.

Christmas Special - The Robbery

It's Christmas Eve but all is not well. A hapless team of criminals are planning to nick the takings: can Gavin save the day?

Full synopsis

It's Christmas Eve at Valco and Gavin has set his sights on smashing the record for the highest-ever Valco takings. Despite Margaret massively misjudging the meaning of 'secret Santa', the tills are ringing and the staff are gearing themselves up for a major blow-out at the Christmas party. Gavin has even found a kindred spirit in new star employee Tim. Best Valco Christmas Eve ever.

But as the festive fun kicks off in the canteen, all is not well. A hapless team of criminals have got into the store and are planning to nick the takings. When their plan goes wrong, they round up all the staff and hold them in the canteen. Well, not all the staff. Unknown to them, Gavin is still on the loose. Can he save the day?

Broadcast details

Sunday 24th December 2017
Sky One
60 minutes


  1. Monday 25th December 2017 at 3:30am on Sky Two
  2. Monday 25th December 2017 at 9:00pm on Sky Two
  3. Tuesday 26th December 2017 at 12:40am on Sky One

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jason Watkins Gavin
Chanel Cresswell Katie
Rita May Margaret
Stephen Tompkinson Brian
Sarah Parish Cheryl
Carl Rice Colin
Beverly Rudd Lisa
Lorraine Cheshire Sue
Faye McKeever Linda
Dominic Coleman Neville
Samuel Anderson Daniel
Victor McGuire Ian
Jack Carroll Harry
Jessie Cave Heather
Nikhil Parmar Shai
Guest cast
John Thomson Tim
Muzz Khan Wayne
Marek Larwood Baz
Shaun Mason Carl
Saikat Ahamed Bloke
Writing team
Paul Doolan Writer
Production team
Jonathan Gershfield Director
Nick Goding Series Producer
Rebecca Murrell Producer
Ash Atalla Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Alexander Smith (as Alex Smith) Executive Producer
Tilusha Ghelani Executive Producer
Tim Marchant Editor
Julian Fullalove Production Designer
Steve Clark Production Designer


There are larks aplenty down in the Valco aisles as Sky's passable ensemble comedy opens its store for Christmas Eve. John Thomson slips straight into the role of star employee Tim, as store manager Gavin (Jason Watkins at his busybody best) is hoping to break the record for the shop's highest takings. What could possibly go wrong? Cue robbers holding the staff hostage, with their fate in the hand of have-a-go hero Gavin. Knockabout fun.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 24th December 2017

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