Russell Tovey signs on for dole office comedy

Being Human and Him & Her star to film a new sitcom from the makers of Rev

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Actor Russell Tovey is to film a new sitcom called The Job Lot. So far only a pilot episode is being made but if successful, a series will air on ITV1.

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No further cast details have been released but the pilot is set in an unemployment office and it’s being made by Big Talk Productions, the company behind Rev. It’s also responsible for Friday Night Dinner and Tovey’s hit BBC3 series, Him & Her. 

The Job Lot would be the company’s first ITV1 sitcom but last year it made the channel’s Show Me the Funny and its most recent production is Chickens, a First World War sitcom on Channel 4.

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Tovey has also been filming Tower Block, a thriller film by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer James Moran.