PhoneShop

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PhoneShop
PhoneShop.png
Genre British sitcom
Created by Phil Bowker
Written by Phil Bowker and The Cast
Directed by Phil Bowker
Starring Tom Bennett
Martin Trenaman
Andrew Brooke
Javone Prince
Emma Fryer
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Phil Bowker
Editor(s) Jon Blow
Location(s) High Street, Sutton, London, Surrey
Running time 30 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Talkback Thames (2010–11)
Retort (2013–)
Distributor FremantleMedia
Broadcast
Original channel E4
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 7 October 2010 (2010-10-07) – present
External links
Website

PhoneShop is a British sitcom that was first broadcast on Channel 4 as a television pilot on 13 November 2009, as part of the channel's Comedy Showcase season of comedy pilots. It was then followed by a six-episode series that was commissioned on E4 and broadcasting began on 7 October 2010.

Development[edit]

PhoneShop is created, written, produced and directed by Phil Bowker, who is also a comedy editor at the production company behind the show, Talkback Thames. In the opening credits the cast are collectively credited with bringing in additional material. The programme had been commissioned a full series on digital channel E4 before the pilot was broadcast.[1]

Premise[edit]

PhoneShop is set in a mobile phone shop in Sutton, London and follows a graduate named Christopher (played by Tom Bennett) who goes through a one-day trial and subsequent employment. His fellow employees are Jerwayne (played by Javone Prince), Ashley (played by Andrew Brooke), Janine (played by Emma Fryer) and store manager Lance (played by Martin Trenaman).

Cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
1 6 7 October 2010 (2010-10-07) 4 November 2010 (2010-11-04) 14 November 2011 (2011-11-14)
2 6 10 November 2011 (2011-11-10) 15 December 2011 (2011-12-15) 2 September 2013
3 6 25 July 2013 (2013-07-25) 29 August 2013 (2013-08-29)

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2010)[edit]

# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Ref
1 1 "Doctor Who"[2] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker, The Cast & Jon MacQueen 7 October 2010 (2010-10-07) [2]
Christopher has his first full day at work, still under the name of 'Newman'. Jerwayne and Ashley teach him the tricks of the trade. Janine attempts to impress Lance in the hope he will choose her as his new assistant manager due to the departure of Little Gary Patel. Rivals from the Croydon branch come in to complain at Sutton's workers. Adam Deacon stars as the store manager from Croydon.
2 2 "Never On A Tuesday"[3] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker, The Cast & Jon MacQueen 14 October 2010 (2010-10-14) [3]
3 3 "The First Temptation of Chris"[4] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker, The Cast & Jon MacQueen 21 October 2010 (2010-10-21) [4]
4 4 "Bear Bad Man"[5] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker, The Cast & Jon MacQueen 28 October 2010 (2010-10-28) [5]
5 5 "Salesman of the Month"[6] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker, The Cast & Jon MacQueen 4 November 2010 (2010-11-04) [6]
6 6 "Soldier, Swinger, Shelley, Shelley"[7] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker, The Cast & Jon MacQueen 4 November 2010 (2010-11-04) [7]

Series 2 (2011)[edit]

# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Ref
7 1 "Lance Got Game"[8] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 10 November 2011 (2011-11-10) [8]
8 2 "It’s Training Men"[9] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 17 November 2011 (2011-11-17) [9]
9 3 "The Sleepyman"[10] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 24 November 2011 (2011-11-24) [10]
10 4 "Whatheather"[11] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 1 December 2011 (2011-12-01) [11]
11 5 "Come Dine with We"[12] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 8 December 2011 (2011-12-08) [12]
12 6 "Revenge of the Razz"[13] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 15 December 2011 (2011-12-15) [13]

Series 3 (2013)[edit]

# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Ref
13 1 "Baking Bad"[14] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 25 July 2013 (2013-07-25) [14]
14 2 "Nick Nack PaddyWhack"[15] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 1 August 2013 (2013-08-01) [15]
15 3 "Pay As You Grow"[16] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 8 August 2013 (2013-08-08) [16]
16 4 "#Goodtimes"[17] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 15 August 2013 (2013-08-15) [17]
17 5 "Hair Today"[18] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 22 August 2013 (2013-08-22) [18]
18 6 "Do The Music"[19] Phil Bowker Phil Bowker & The Cast 29 August 2013 (2013-08-29) [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burrell, Ian (13 November 2009). "Ricky Gervais returns with new workplace comedy". The Independent. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Episode 1.1 – Doctor Who". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Episode 1.2 – Never On A Tuesday". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Episode 1.3 – The First Temptation Of Chris". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Episode 1.4 – Bear Bad Man". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Episode 1.5 – Salesman Of The Month". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Episode 1.6 – Soldier, Swinger, Shelley, Shelley". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Episode 2.1 – Lance Got Game". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Episode 2.2 – It’s Training Men". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Episode 2.3 – Sleepyman". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Episode 2.4 – WhatHeather". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Episode 2.5 – Come Dine With We". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Episode 2.6 – Revenge Of The Razz". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Episode 3.1 – Baking Bad". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Episode 3.2 – Nick Nack PaddyWhack". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Episode 3.3 – Pay As You Grow". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Episode 3.4 – #Goodtimes". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Episode 3.5 – Hair Today". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Episode 3.6 – Do The Music". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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