8:30pm – Tuesday, January 3 on ABC2
Starting Tuesday 3 January at 8.30pm is the UK comedy series PhoneShop, the six-part comedy series about a dedicated bunch of Phoneshop employees.
Store manager Lance (Martin Trenaman) has worked for the PhoneShop Group for a very long time. His friends, who have moved up to run companies and own football clubs, may think that he’s wasting his time, but Lance doesn’t – he sees it as a sanctuary from his terrifying and demanding wife, Shelley. Ashley (Andrew Brooke) and Jerwayne (Javone Prince) are the two ‘sales professionals’ of PhoneShop and battle it out daily for the title of top salesman.
Ashley is a phone-selling machine and is always able to sell longer, more expensive contracts to any customer foolish enough to come through the door. Jerwayne considers himself more of a ladies’ man, despite still sleeping on a single bed at his mum’s. The object of his constant affections is Janine (Emma Fryer) who’s been stuck selling the less lucrative Pay-As-You-Go phones for the last three and a half years.
She’s convinced that her next big move up the corporate ladder is just moments away, but realistically the only thing moments away is the net barrage of bad chat-up lines and obscene gestures from Jerwayne, but still she lives in hope.
With top salesman Little Gary Patel in jail, for the first time the PhoneShop staff’s position of No 1.
salesperson is up for grabs. Lance’s secret weapon is a new recruit and graduate Christopher (Tom Bennett). Fresh from the world of academia, Christopher is a goldfish in the shark tank of PhoneShop.
Unfortunately it looks as if Christopher will be more of a damp squib, so it’s left up to Ashley, Jerwayne and Janine to ensure that every mug punter within five square miles gets locked down to the worst, most expensive mobile phone contract known to mankind.