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.

White Van Man

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

Series 1, Episode 1 - Ollie's First Day

Giving up dreams of running his own restaurant, Ollie has taken over the handyman business from his ailing dad, Tony. On his first day, Ollie quickly finds himself out of his depth...

Further details

White Van Man. Image shows from L to R: Terry (Ricky Grover), Ollie (Will Mellor). Copyright: ITV Studios.

Giving up dreams of running his own restaurant, Ollie has taken over the handyman business from his ailing dad, Tony. On his first day, Ollie quickly finds himself out of his depth, driven up the wall by his incorrigible assistant Darren and alienating every client he works for, even getting embroiled in a paternity case. In the midst of it all he runs into an old crush, Emma, and manages to make an utter fool of himself in front of her.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Will Mellor Ollie
Joel Fry Darren
Naomi Bentley Liz
Clive Mantle Tony
Georgia Tennant (as Georgia Moffett) Emma
Guest cast
Ricky Grover Terry (Irate father)
Ozzie Yue Mr Chung
Blake Harrison Ricky (Burglar)
Monica Patel Anita
Sam Fletcher Traffic Warden
Ram John Holder Uncle Phil
Hayley Jayne Standing Secretary
Jane Hogarth Sandra
Russell Ramsey Mike
Vicky Longley Joanne (Pregnant girl)
Writing team
Adrian Poynton Writer
Brett Goldstein Writer (Additional Material)
Marc Blakewill Writer (Additional Material)
James Harris Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Hopgood Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Holt Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
James Strong Director
Rohan Acharya Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
David Butterworth Production Designer

Video

I Don't Think We Can Stop Him Now

Maplebury's newest handyman, Ollie, starts his first day on the road as part of Curry and Son. But things don't go to plan, as his first client, Mr Chung, isn't too impressed with the antics of his assistant, Darren.

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Featuring: Will Mellor (Ollie), Joel Fry (Darren), Ozzie Yue (Mr Chung).

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