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.

Press Clippings

America: where British sitcoms go to die

It is the holy grail for British writers - having your sitcom remade for America. But can Raised By Wolves succeed where Fawlty Towers flopped?

Andrew Collins, The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

White Van Man US adaptation commissioned

In an embarrassing move for BBC Three, American network ABC has ordered a full series of White Van Man's US adaptation, just weeks after the original was cancelled.

British Comedy Guide, 12th May 2012

BBC Three cancels White Van Man

BBC Three's sitcom White Van Man has been cancelled after two series.

British Comedy Guide, 29th April 2012

Behind the scenes: The preparation

Joel Fry, who plays White Van Man's Darren Brown, blogs about the show.

Joel Fry, BBC, 15th March 2012

The performances from the support cast are as brash and as spirited as ever as this Will Mellor-led sitcom returns for a new series. Builder Ollie reluctantly comes over all Anneka Rice in this opener, trying to rustle up charitable support as he builds a kitchen for child orphans.

Metro, 23rd February 2012

US broadcaster ABC picks up White Van Man comedy pilot

ABC has given a cast-contingent pilot order to White Van Man, a blue collar ensemble comedy based on the British series of the same name.

Nellie Andreeva, Deadline, 26th January 2012

US adaptation for White Van Man

US TV network ABC is working on adapting Adrian Poynton's BBC Three sitcom White Van Man.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd October 2011

ABC developing sitcom based on White Van Man

ABC has put in development a blue collar ensemble comedy based on the British format White Van Man.

Nellie Andreeva, Deadline, 28th September 2011

White Van Man to return for second BBC Three series

BBC Three sitcom White Van Man, starring Will Mellor and Clive Mantle, is to return for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 11th May 2011

A real builder's view on White Van Man

The banter in this sitcom about a painter and decorator and his assistant is quite true to life, finds builder Alan Rowing.

Laura Barnett, The Guardian, 12th April 2011