Trollied

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Trollied
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'Trollied' title card
Genre Sitcom
Created by Anne Marie O'Connor
Paul Doolan
Ash Atalla
Written by Paul Doolan
Julie Rutterford
Chris Haywood
Nat Saunders
Anne Marie O'Connor
Ben Edwards
Stuart Farrell
Rachael New
Adrian Poynton
Abigail Wilson
Directed by Paul Walker
Jonathan Gershfield
Paul Murphy
Paul Harrison
Starring Jason Watkins
Rita May
Joel Fry
Carl Rice
Beverly Rudd
Lorraine Cheshire
Faye McKeever
Stephen Tompkinson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 36 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Roughcut TV
Broadcast
Original channel Sky1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run 4 August 2011 (2011-08-04) – present
External links
Official Website

Trollied is a British sitcom about employees in a fictional supermarket named "Valco", which debuted on Sky1 on 4 August 2011 at 9:00pm, and is the first sitcom made for Sky1 since Time Gentlemen Please in 2002. The series was filmed in a purpose-built replica supermarket in the Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol throughout April and May 2011 for the first series with the second series being filmed in June and July 2012.[1][2] At the conclusion of series 1, Sky1 confirmed that the series had been recommissioned for two additional series of 13 episodes each, and a Christmas Special in 2012. The third series began airing from 22 August 2013 and ended on 7 November 2013. A second Christmas Special for 2013 aired on 24 December 2013.[3] On 20 March 2014 it was announced that Sky had commissioned a fourth series of Trollied which is due to air later in the year.[4] The fourth series started filming in Bristol in June 2014.[5]

Plot summary[edit]

The show takes place in the fictional supermarket of Valco in Warrington, where the hapless staff deal with the everyday problems of running a value supermarket in the north west of England. The show explores the relationships between the staff, customers and managers as romances and rivalries blossom on the shop floor

Current Characters[edit]

Character Position Actor/actress Duration
Gavin Strong Store Manager Jason Watkins 2011- (1.01-)
Margaret Delicatessen Rita May 2011- (1.01-)
Leighton Store assistant Joel Fry 2011- (1.01-)
Colin Store assistant Carl Rice 2011- (1.01-)
Lisa Checkout operator Beverly Rudd 2011- (1.01-)
Sue Customer Service Lorraine Cheshire 2011- (1.01-)
Linda Customer Service Faye McKeever 2011- (1.01-)
Ian Security Guard Victor McGuire 2012- (2.01-)
Neville Checkout operator Dominic Coleman 2012- (2.03-)
Dave Fishmonger Danny Kirrane 2013- (3.01-)
Ray Fishmonger Adeel Akhtar 2013- (3.01-)
Harry Store Assistant Jack Carroll 2014- (4.01-)
Brian Pharmacist Stephen Tompkinson 2014- (4.01-)
Rose Colin's Nan Miriam Margoyles 2014- (4.01-)
Charlotte Valco Owner's Daughter Aisling Bea 2014- (4.01-)

Former Characters[edit]

Character Position Actor/actress Duration
Julie Cook Deputy Manager Jane Horrocks 2011-2013 (1.01-3.14)
Kieran Butcher Nick Blood 2011-2013 (1.01-3.13)
Katie Checkout Supervisor Chanel Cresswell 2011-2013 (1.01-3.13)
Andy Head Butcher Mark Addy 2011-2013 (1.01-3.05)
Sharon Head Baker Jo Enright 2012 (2.01-2.14)
Lorraine Ex Store Manager Stephanie Beacham 2012 (2.01-2.08)
Andrew Checkout operator Rory Nolan 2012 (2.02-2.10)
Richard France Director Of Strategy Chris Geere 2013 (3.01-3.13)
Anna Checkout operator Elizabeth Bower 2013 (3.01-3.13)

Reception[edit]

Following the debut of Trollied, Ian Richardson, manager of Morrisons supermarket in Thornbury, wrote an article in The Guardian newspaper, saying the show was the topic of the discussion in the staff canteen and that he felt the attention to detail on the set was excellent, making a realistic setting. In Mr Richardson’s article he commented that the show portrayed many similarities with his supermarket, but he could not relate to the use of bad language on the shop floor or poor customer service levels. He felt that it was a shame there was not more customer interaction.[6]

DVD releases[edit]

  • Series One was released as a 2 disc set on 17 October 2011.[7]
  • Series Two and The Christmas Special 2012 was released as a 2 disc set on 31 December 2012.[8]
  • Series Three and The Christmas Special 2013 was released as a 2 disc set on 30 December 2013[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jane Horrocks in new Sky1 comedy 'Trollied' Digital Spy, April 2011
  2. ^ About The Show Sky1 HD, July 2011
  3. ^ Sky Confirms The Future For Trollied Valco Served You Right....!
  4. ^ "Sky commissions Trollied Series 4 and announces FX US deal". British Comedy Guide. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/feels-like-coming-home-Trollied-stars-return/story-21246379-detail/story.html
  6. ^ Guardian Article Morrisons Manager Ian Richardson
  7. ^ "Trollied, Series 1 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Trollied: Series 2 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Trollied: Series 3 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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