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White Van Man. Image shows from L to R: Ollie (Will Mellor), Liz (Naomi Bentley), Darren (Joel Fry), Emma (Georgia Moffett), Tony (Clive Mantle). Copyright: ITV Studios.

White Van Man

BBC Three sitcom. 12 episodes (2 series), 2011 - 2012. Stars Will Mellor, Joel Fry, Naomi Bentley, Clive Mantle and Georgia Moffett.

White Van Man

Will Mellor stars as a man who reluctantly takes over his father's painting and decorating business, and is really not suited to the role

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011 - 2012
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Will Mellor, Joel Fry, Naomi Bentley, Clive Mantle and Georgia Moffett
Writer
Adrian Poynton
Director
Iain B MacDonald
Producer
Rohan Acharya

Ollie reluctantly puts his dreams of running a restaurant on the back burner when his ailing father turns to him to take over the family handyman business. Unfortunately for Ollie, the business comes complete with a dodgy van, some questionable tips and an even dodgier assistant.

Meanwhile, Ollie tries to scrape a living while doing the right thing and somehow always managing to fail at both.

First there's Darren, his incorrigible liability of an assistant who manages to upset either Ollie, their clients and usually both while doing his best to do as little as possible. In the midst of this is Ollie's old crush from catering school days, Emma, not only a successful restaurateur but back in town and looking to set up a new business.

There's also Darren's sister, Liz, who works behind the counter at the local hardware shop. She's one of Ollie's only true admirers - although even he's not quite sure just how serious her admirations are.

Out of his depth, and out of pocket, Ollie's only option is to get on with learning the ropes.

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