01 Jul 2009
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 Cartmel (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).
Created and written by Ben Edwards and Rachael New
Director Roger Goldby
Producer Alison Davis
Executive Producer Margot Gavan Duffy