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aired from: Sep 1999 to: Jun 2001 12 eps BBC2 30 min stereo closed captioned

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    1st Series 1999

  1. "The Managing Director"
    gs: Neil McCaul [ Peter Wilson ], Julia Davis [ Lisa Bell ], Soo Drouet [ Sue Rudkin ], Mark Hadfield [ Brian Peach ], Peter Gunn [ Dean Trussler ], Iain Rogerson [ Tony Morgan ], Akemi Otani [ "Yo-Yo", the interpreter ], Shigay Ueda [ Mr Isamuzaki ], Mike Hayley [ Clean-room worker? ], Heather Coombs [ Clean-room worker? ], Jilly Bond [ Clean-room worker? ], Jacqui O'Hanlon [ Clean-room worker? ]

    Investigative reporter Roy Mallard spends a day in Nottingham, observing the work of Peter Wilson, the managing director of Zenotec, a small high-technology firm in the field of Surface Mount Technology, which employs 86 people, including his personal assistant Sue Rudkin, the sales director Lisa Bell, the chief technical engineer Brian Peach, the production manager Tony Morgan and the delivery-van driver Dean Trussler, as the firm recieves a visit from some important Japanese clients from the Yamasushi company.

    b: 20 Sep 99 w: John Morton d: John Morton & Paul Schlesinger


  2. "The Estate Agent"
    gs: Stewart Wright [ Nick Levick ], Sarah Alexander [ Madeleine Goddard ], Lizzy McInnerny [ Alison Tyler ], Vicki Pepperdine [ Carol ], Felicity Montagu [ Paula Warneford ], James Lance [ Mark ], Jessica Stevenson [ Sarah ], Kim Wall [ James Warneford ], Mark Carey [ Client in office ? ], Heather Coombs [ Client in office ], Adam Woodroffe [ Client in office ], Wendy Nottingham [ Client in office ], Jonathan Keeble [ Client in office ]

    Roy spends a day in Lewes, Sussex, observing the work of estate agent Nick Levick, and his staff Madeleine and Carol, as they interview potential buyers, like Alison Webster, show them over properties, like Alison Tyler, and value other properties for potential vendors, like James & Paula Warneford. Roy suffers an industrial injury from a golf club.

    b: 27 Sep 99 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  3. "The Police Officer"
    gs: Tom Goodman-Hill [ PC David Knight ], Emma Kennedy [ WPC Jane Thaw ], David Cann [ Sergeant ], Geoffrey Whitehead [ Ch Insp George 'Wiggy' Carpenter ], Mike Hayley [ unknown ], Tessa Worsley [ unknown ], Jessica Willcocks [ unknown ], Rob Jarvis [ unknown ], Cathryn Bradshaw [ unknown ], John Hodgkinson [ unknown ], Debra Stephenson [ unknown ], Ian Ralph [ unknown ], Jacqui O'Hanlon [ unknown ], John Hudson [ unknown ], John Ramm [ unknown ], Steve Edwin [ unknown ], Jilly Bond [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day in Northampton observing the work of police officer PC David Knight, at work with his colleague WPC Jane Thaw. After a call-out to a 'domestic' at the home of Mr & Mrs White, the day climaxes when Knight has to persuade a suicidal man away from the edge of a high-rise office building. Meanwhile, it appears that Roy is not happy with heights.

    b: 4 Oct 99 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  4. "The Solicitor"
    gs: Rebecca Front [ Nicola Broadbent ], Owen Brenman [ Graham Broadbent ], Melanie Hudson [ Val ], Jane Whittenshaw [ Janice ], Kay Stonham [ Amanda Carter ], Phil Nice [ Robert Grisedale ], Dave Lamb [ Smoking client ], Roger Blake [ unknown ], Ian Michie [ unknown ], Caroline Berry [ unknown ], Martin Hyder [ unknown ], Jennifer Hennessey [ unknown ], Ray Armstrong [ unknown ], Gillian Axtell [ unknown ], Simon Greenall [ unknown ], Richard Turner [ unknown ], Becky Hindley [ unknown ], Kika Mirylees [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, observing the work of Broadbent & Broadbent, a partnership (in three senses) of husband & wife solicitors, as they are visited by clients and attend court hearings.

    b: 11 Oct 99 w: John Morton d: Willy Smax


  5. "The Photographer"
    gs: Bill Nighy [ Will Rushmoore ], Jessica Oyelowo [ Emma ], Alys Torrance [ Caroline Wellesley ], Joanna Monro [ Roz/Rosemary ], Mark Hadfield [ Photography shop assistant ], Tamsin Greig [ Sarah ], Ann Beach [ Patricia Cooper ], Tony Gardner [ John ], David McKail [ Roger Cooper ], Kathryn Drysdale [ Shoe shop assistant ], Nicky Ladanowski [ Waitress ], Cavan Clerkin [ Rail passenger ]

    Roy spends a day in Winchester, Hampshire, observing the work of photographer Will Rushmoore, with his lodger Emma, as he conducts a studio assignment and goes for a discussion about a possible exhibition at the upmarket Teele Street Gallery in London.

    b: 18 Oct 99 w: John Morton d: John Morton & Paul Schlesinger


  6. "The Head Teacher"
    gs: Philip Fox [ Stuart Simmons ], Beth Goddard [ Jane Waterford ], Ewan Bailey [ unknown ], Joanna Brookes [ unknown ], Mark Heap [ Graham Atkinson ], Glynis Brooks [ unknown ], Hugh Parker [ unknown ], Christian Rodska [ Caretaker ], Sean Foley [ Bob Stallers ? ], Diana Perez [ Spanish teacher ? ], Eric Carte [ unknown ], Victoria Carling [ Mrs Pope ], Sara Stewart [ unknown ], Kenneth Bryans [ unknown ], Jonathan Stone [ Child ], La-Charne Jolly [ Child ], Eric Hunter [ Child ], Daisy Smithers [ Child ], Simon Coray [ Child ], Jodie Miller [ Child ], Jake Ritzema [ Child ]

    Roy spends a day in Ashford, Kent, at the King Edward VII Comprehensive School, observing the work of head teacher Stuart Simmons, which includes frequent meetings with his two deputies, Sheila Howe & Graham Atkinson, meeting parents and conducting a set of job interviews for the new head of Humanities.

    b: 25 Oct 99 w: John Morton d: John Morton & Paul Schlesinger

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    2nd Series 2001

  7. "The Vicar"
    gs: Mike Fenton-Stevens [ Rev Andrew Treverton ], Phoebe Nicholls [ Mrs Treverton ], Selina Cadell [ unknown ], Olivia Colman [ unknown ], Mark Hadfield [ unknown ], Giles New [ unknown ], Rebecca Charles [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day in Thame, Oxfordshire observing the work of Andrew Treverton, vicar of St John the Baptist's church.

    b: 20 May 01 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  8. "The Mother"
    gs: Tamsin Greig [ Jenny Gardner ], Richard Lumsden [ Paul Gardner ], Susan Jameson [ unknown ], Mike Hayley [ unknown ], Annie Farr [ unknown ], Nina Sosanya [ unknown ], Vincent Franklin [ unknown ], Lucy Robinson [ unknown ], Jane Hazlegrove [ unknown ], Joanne Moseley [ unknown ], Lucinda Raikes [ unknown ], Ursula Holden Gill [ unknown ], Beth Chalmers [ unknown ], Logan Murray [ unknown ], Rachel Gartside [ unknown ], James Hughes & Matthew Hughes [ Harry Gardner ]

    Roy spends a day observing the work of young mother Jenny Gardner, who is finding it difficult reconciling her life as a woman with her responsibilities as a mother.

    b: 27 May 01 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  9. "The Journalist"
    gs: Tim Preece [ Tony Garrier ], Nicola Walker [ Helen Meredith ], Susan Earl [ Juliet Goddard ], Philip Pickard [ Steve Merryfield ], Kate Rutter [ unknown ], Robert Horwell [ unknown ], Cedric Beaumont [ unknown ], June Broughton [ unknown ], Steve Oram [ Policeman ], Iain Rogerson [ unknown ], Duncan Barton [ unknown ], Hazel Ellerby [ unknown ], Eamon Boland [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day in Long Eaton observing the work of journalist Helen Meredith, and the others who work on The Long Eaton Gazette, a small-town newspaper.

    b: 3 Jun 01 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  10. "The Actor"
    gs: David Tennant [ Rob Harker ], Hannah Green [ unknown ], Steve Oram [ Sound engineer ], Ewan Bailey [ unknown ], Kate Maravan [ unknown ], Lucy Punch [ Kate ], Danny Edwards [ unknown ], Colin Murphy [ unknown ], Elizabeth Bennett [ Sue Harker ], Robert Swann [ Mike Harker ], Rachel Freck [ unknown ], Glenn Hugill [ unknown ], Nina Sosanya [ Cassie Pearson ], Louise Delamere [ unknown ], Matthew Chambers [ unknown ], Philippa Fordham [ unknown ], Nigel Whitmey [ unknown ], John G Moraitis [ unknown ], Richard Katz [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day in London observing the work of actor Rob Harker, as he attends auditions, meets literary agent Cassie Pearson, has coffee with some actor friends, including dancer Kate, and runs into his ex-girlfriend.

    b: 10 Jun 01 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  11. "The Bank Manager"
    gs: David Roper [ Alan Fletcher ], Emma Kennedy [ Elaine Richards ], Robert Webb [ Tom Wolfson ], Lucy O'Connell [ unknown ], John Oliver [ unknown ], Norman Roberts [ unknown ], Tilly Gaunt [ unknown ], Jack Brough [ unknown ], Beth Chalmers [ unknown ], Donna Lythgoe [ unknown ], Sue Elliott-Nicholls [ unknown ], Fenella Woolgar [ unknown ], Dan Mersh [ unknown ], Colin Murphy [ unknown ], Craig Parkinson [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day in Swindon observing the work of the staff of a branch of First Nat. Standard bank: the bemused manager Alan Fletcher, ambitious assistant Elaine Richards, and new graduate recruit Tom Wolfson, who is uninterested in the traditional "protest and work ethic" life.

    b: 17 Jun 01 w: John Morton d: John Morton


  12. "The Airline Pilot"
    gs: William Gaminara [ Capt Paul Connors ], Hywel Simons [ Richard Humphries ], Carli Norris [ Amanda Fisher ], Amy Robbins [ Erica Fielding ], Di Botcher [ Frances Churchfield ], Nick Marshall [ unknown ], Hugh Parker [ unknown ], Miranda Pleasance [ unknown ], Patrick Driver [ unknown ], Andrew Grainger [ unknown ], Thierry Lawson [ unknown ]

    Roy spends a day observing the work of the staff of an airline (which can't be named for legal reasons which can't be disclosed for other legal reasons) in particular, the flight crew liaison manager Amanda Fisher, the pilot Capt Paul Connors, the first officer Richard Humphries, and the senior cabin crew in-flight services team director Frances Churchfield & the stewardess Erica Fielding.

    b: 24 Jun 01 w: John Morton d: John Morton

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NOTES

This TV series started out on radio, on BBC Radio 4: Series 1 in 1995 with 6 episodes (The Farmer, The Headmaster, The Journalist, The Vicar, The Doctor & The Solicitor); Series 2 in 1996 with 6 episodes (The Managing Director, The Artist, The Ski Courier, The Estate Agent, The Policeman & The Hotel Manager), and a 1996 Christmas special The Theatre Director; and Series 3 in 1997 with 4 episodes (The Mother, The Bank Manager, The Pilot & The Photographer). There are two audio tapes from the radio series available: #1 with The Headmaster & The Solicitor, and #2 with The Estate Agent, The Police Officer, The Pilot & The Photographer. TV Series 1 has been released on PAL VHS video tape & Region 2 DVD, but there seems to be no sign of Series 2.


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