Trollied

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Trollied
TrolliedTitle.png
'Trollied' title card
GenreSitcom
Created byAnne Marie O'Connor
Paul Doolan
Ash Atalla
Written byPaul Doolan
Julie Rutterford
Chris Haywood
Nat Saunders
Anne Marie O'Connor
Ben Edwards
Stuart Farrell
Rachael New
Adrian Poynton
Abigail Wilson
Directed byPaul Walker
Jonathan Gershfield
Paul Murphy
Paul Harrison
StarringJason Watkins
Rita May
Joel Fry
Carl Rice
Beverly Rudd
Lorraine Cheshire
Faye McKeever
Stephen Tompkinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes36 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)Roughcut TV
Broadcast
Original channelSky1
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run4 August 2011 (2011-08-04) – present
External links
Official Website
 
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Trollied
TrolliedTitle.png
'Trollied' title card
GenreSitcom
Created byAnne Marie O'Connor
Paul Doolan
Ash Atalla
Written byPaul Doolan
Julie Rutterford
Chris Haywood
Nat Saunders
Anne Marie O'Connor
Ben Edwards
Stuart Farrell
Rachael New
Adrian Poynton
Abigail Wilson
Directed byPaul Walker
Jonathan Gershfield
Paul Murphy
Paul Harrison
StarringJason Watkins
Rita May
Joel Fry
Carl Rice
Beverly Rudd
Lorraine Cheshire
Faye McKeever
Stephen Tompkinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes36 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)Roughcut TV
Broadcast
Original channelSky1
Picture format16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run4 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 October 2014.[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]

CharacterPositionActor/actressDuration
Gavin StrongStore ManagerJason Watkins2011- (1.01-)
MargaretDelicatessenRita May2011- (1.01-)
LeightonStore assistantJoel Fry2011- (1.01-)
ColinStore assistantCarl Rice2011- (1.01-)
LisaCheckout operatorBeverly Rudd2011- (1.01-)
SueCustomer ServiceLorraine Cheshire2011- (1.01-)
LindaCustomer ServiceFaye McKeever2011- (1.01-)
IanSecurity GuardVictor McGuire2012- (2.01-)
NevilleCheckout operatorDominic Coleman2012- (2.03-)
DaveFishmongerDanny Kirrane2013- (3.01-)
RayFishmongerAdeel Akhtar2013- (3.01-)
HarryStore AssistantJack Carroll2014- (4.01-)
BrianPharmacistStephen Tompkinson2014- (4.01-)
RoseColin's NanMiriam Margoyles2014- (4.01-)
CharlotteValco Owner's DaughterAisling Bea2014- (4.01-)

Former Characters[edit]

CharacterPositionActor/actressDuration
Julie CookDeputy ManagerJane Horrocks2011-2013 (1.01-3.14)
KieranButcherNick Blood2011-2013 (1.01-3.13)
KatieCheckout SupervisorChanel Cresswell2011-2013 (1.01-3.13)
AndyHead ButcherMark Addy2011-2013 (1.01-3.05)
SharonHead BakerJo Enright2012 (2.01-2.14)
LorraineStore ManagerStephanie Beacham2012 (2.01-2.08)
AndrewCheckout OperatorRory Nolan2012 (2.02-2.10)
Richard FranceDirector of StrategyChris Geere2013 (3.01-3.13)
AnnaCheckout OperatorElizabeth Bower2013 (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]

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