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Monday Monday: Overview

Monday Monday: An Overview

Monday Monday is a brand new seven part comedy drama series for ITV1, created by new writing team Ben Edwards and Rachael New and produced by talkbackTHAMES. Set in the head office of a struggling supermarket chain, it is a tale for our times about a group of workers forced to re-locate to a new city. With their friends and family left far behind, they’ll be in each other’s pockets (and beds) like never before.

The stellar ensemble cast includes Fay Ripley (Reggie Perrin, Cold Feet), Jenny Agutter (Spooks, The Alan Clark Diaries), Holly Aird (Waking The Dead, Torn), neil Stuke (Reggie Perrin, Trust), Morven Christie (Lost in Austen, oliver Twist), Laura Haddock (Honest, The Colour of Magic), Peter Wight (Early Doors, Hot Fuzz), Tom Ellis (Pulling, The Passion) and Saikat Ahamed (Afterlife, East is East).

Determined to hold onto his job, company man Roger Sorsby (Peter Wight) is the Chief Executive of the company; he has worked there all his life, with the very loyal support of his assistant Jenny (Jenny Agutter). Roger finds his position under threat by the appointment of a young and highly ambitious Chief operating officer, Alyson Cartmell (Holly Aird), who seems determined to make it to the top. What Roger doesn’t know is that Alyson’s relationship with her handsome PA, Steven (Tom Ellis) is rather more than just professional.

Heading up Human Resources is Christine Frances (Fay Ripley). A Luddite who is short of friends and terminally single, Christine struggles with both life and work and seeks solace in booze. Christine’s P.A Sally (Morven Christie) is trying to rebuild her life having been dumped by her fiancé, who ran off with her sister. Sally shares a flat with foxy Natasha (Laura Haddock). Best friends from school, natasha is also a PA at Butterworth’s and in search of the perfect man. Max Chambers (neil Stuke) is the hard-nosed Head of Marketing determined to make a name for himself, aided and abetted by his PA Vince (Saikat Ahamed).

Monday Monday was commissioned by ITV’s Director of Drama, Laura Mackie. She says: “Monday Monday is a witty, warm-hearted and contemporary workplace drama that promises to entertain, engage and strike a chord with the audience”.

Executive Producer, Margot Gavan Duffy comments on the series: “New writing team Ben Edwards and Rachael New have a wonderfully distinctive authorial voice and we are delighted to have been able to put such a strong team together, both in front of and behind the camera, to bring their work to the screen’.

The Producer of Monday Monday is Alison Davis (north Square, The Bill), and Executive Producer is Margot Gavan Duffy (The Complete Guide to Parenting, open Wide). The series is directed by Roger Goldby (no Angels, The Waiting Room), Martin Dennis (never Better, Black Books) and nick Laughland (Under The Greenwood Tree, The Last Detective).