White Van Man. Ollie (Will Mellor). Copyright: ITV Studios
White Van Man

White Van Man

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Will Mellor stars as a man who reluctantly takes over his father's painting and decorating business but is really not suited to the role. Stars Will Mellor, Joel Fry, Naomi Bentley, Clive Mantle and Georgia Tennant

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

Key details

2011 - 2012
BBC Three
12 (2 series)
Will Mellor, Joel Fry, Naomi Bentley, Clive Mantle and Georgia Tennant
Adrian Poynton
Iain B MacDonald
Rohan Acharya, Saurabh Kakkar, Simon Lupton and Kristian Smith

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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Additional details

Also known as
  • WVM (Acronym)
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at 10:30pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Manchester - Filmed on location

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