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[disambiguation needed]
Stuart Farrell
Rachael New
Adrian Poynton
Abigail Wilson
Directed byPaul Walker
Jonathan Gershfield
Paul Murphy
Paul Harrison
StarringJane Horrocks
Jason Watkins
Chanel Cresswell
Rita May
Joel Fry
Carl Rice
Beverly Rudd
Lorraine Cheshire
Faye McKeever
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
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[disambiguation needed]
Stuart Farrell
Rachael New
Adrian Poynton
Abigail Wilson
Directed byPaul Walker
Jonathan Gershfield
Paul Murphy
Paul Harrison
StarringJane Horrocks
Jason Watkins
Chanel Cresswell
Rita May
Joel Fry
Carl Rice
Beverly Rudd
Lorraine Cheshire
Faye McKeever
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
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 the year.[4]

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

Cast and characters[edit]

The cast of 2011 (from back to front): Joel Fry, Mark Addy, Nick Blood, Faye McKeever, Lorraine Cheshire , Beverly Rudd, Carl Rice, Jane Horrocks, Chanel Cresswell, Rita May, and Jason Watkins.
CharacterPositionActor/actressDuration
Gavin StrongStore Manager/Area 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- (2.02-)
DaveFishmongerDanny Kirrane2013- (3.01-)
RayFishmongerAdeel Akhtar2013- (3.01-)

Past characters[edit]

CharacterPositionActor/actressDuration
Julie CookDeputy ManagerJane Horrocks2011-2013 (1.01-3.14)
KieranButcherNick Blood2011-2013 (1.01-3.02, 3.12-3.13 )
KatieCheckout SupervisorChanel Cresswell2011-2013 (1.01-3.13)
Richard FranceDirector Of StrategyChris Geere2013 (3.01-3.13)
AnnaCheckout operatorElizabeth Bower2013 (3.03-3.13)
AndyHead ButcherMark Addy2011-2013 (1.01-3.05)
AndrewCheckout operatorRory Nolan2012 (2.10-2.13)
SharonHead BakerJo Enright2012 (2.01-2.13)
LorraineEx Store ManagerStephanie Beacham2012 (2.01-2.08)

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.[5]

DVD releases[edit]

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. ^ Guardian Article Morrisons Manager Ian Richardson
  6. ^ "Trollied, Series 1 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Trollied: Series 2 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Trollied: Series 3 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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