Trollied characters - British Comedy Guide. Gavin. Gavin is university educated. He'd originally thought about a possible career in law (although he wasn't sure in what field) but the idea of having to appear aggressive in court put him off. He always says he didn't pick a career in retail - 'it picked him' - and has remained in retail all his working life. After being a Valco store manager for ten years, Series 2 saw Gavin promoted to a Head Office role as Area Manager.
However, life on the road and a disastrous new Manager at Warrington threw a few spanners in the works. Widnes, where he lives, holds many happy memories for Gavin but alas, tinged with sadness. It was where he met his beloved wife Barbara. He boarded the train at Widnes, lost his ticket, Barbara gallantly stepped in and stuck up for him to the train guard. She was a little 'feisty' at times, hence why they ended up getting thrown off by the guard. He and Barbara often used to chuckle fondly over the guard calling her Eva Braun. Barbara made the excellent suggestion of Gavin taking her out for a meal and things 'just snowballed' from there which resulted in them marrying six months later - Barbara looked stunning in her bridal jodhpurs and crop.
Then a few years later, sadly, Barbara was taken by 'the silent killer' (cervical cancer) and she died. They shared a mutual passion for Dire Straits and her funeral song was The Walk Of Life. Gavin always remembers her with affection but we get the impression she was completely domineering (which probably attracted him to her) if not a bit scary. The photos Gavin keeps of her in his office should depict a steely woman - a real ball- breaker. Out of business hours, Gavin likes to keep trim by playing squash (he doesn't play an aggressive game though) and cricket where he enjoys a couple of halves of real ale in the pub after.
He also has a younger brother (who used to bully him - they just exchange Christmas cards now) and elderly parents. A gentleman of the queen's highway, Gavin sometimes worries he can go 'like a bat out of hell' (at least 7. Lighthouse Family tracks. Margaret. Margaret has never ventured out of the UK.
In fact, she only ventures out of Warrington once a year - to the same caravan park in Wales (she has never bumped in to Bonnie Tyler though in all the years they've been going, despite rumours of a Bonnie sighting). She has been a 'traditional housewife and mother' all her adult life but now that her sons and daughters have flown the nest, living around various parts of the country, Margaret has felt ready to spread her wings. Getting the job at Valco as a senior worker is a major move for her. It's opened up a whole new world of opportunities - every day brings something new. She feels a bit guilty for leaving her Alan to cope alone at home but then again, he's becoming a proper little Gordon Ramsay - only without all the effing and jeffing. Life at Valco could be the beginning of a newly liberated Margaret - who knows?
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She may even learn to drive yet (if that daft Maureen can do it off the telly then so can she!). Margaret has recently made the jump from the delicatessen counter to the store's brand- spanking new pharmacy.
She still talks about her husband Alan, a lot. Katie (Series 1- 3 & 5- 6)Pretty, funny, intelligent.
Katie long felt trapped in Warrington, particularly in her lowly supermarket role. But, having followed love interest and butcher Kieran down south, she's now back in the Valco fold and assisting Gavin in running the branch. However, as was previously the case with Kieran, there's more than a little spark of chemistry between her and dashing new assistant manager Daniel.
Will the pair get together? Daniel (Series 4- 6)Daniel Wilson is the store's new assistant manager and Gavin couldn't be happier: Daniel's the son he never had. Starting off his career sweeping the warehouse, Daniel has risen through the Valco ranks to become management material. The one bugbear the unflappable Daniel has is people not doing their jobs properly. This is rather challenged when he falls for his extremely dim- witted colleague and daughter of the company's owner, Charlie. Her eventual departure leaves him a little lost, but returning staff member Katie, now a fellow member of the management team, could also offer something special.
Brian (Series 4- 6)Brian stands on the frontline of medicine, specifically dispensing medicine as the team's freshly hired pharmacist. He previously worked for Boots, but won't say why he left. Despite spending years at medical school, Brian maintains that a pharmacist's job is far more important than a dcotor's. Colin. Colin's hobbies include smoking, drinking, getting tattoos and that's about it.
Like Lisa, he gets away with doing as little as possible. He can out- gross Lisa any day when he puts his filthy mind to it. In the early series it is clear Colin and Lisa are made for each other and would make the perfect couple, if it weren't for the fact they can't stand each other..
In later series they do get together, which is disgusting for everyone who has to witness their public displays of affection. Lisa. Lisa isn't interested in her job. She's crude, rude, feckless, and loathes .. It'll be better for your health.
She starts off hating Colin but soon ends up having a very, very sexual relationship with him. Yuck. Cheryl (Series 5- 6)Kooky Cheryl enters the world of Valco Warrington when she is appointed the first manager of a rival discount chain opening a store directly opposite. There's an instant chemistry between her and Gavin, but she just can't help getting one over on him, pulling stunts at his and Valco's expense at any opportunity. Eventually, however, love wins through and the pair are now near inseparable.
She's now won a great promotion and joined the Valco family as regional manager - Gavin's boss! Sue. Sue deals with customer enquiries and problems at the supermarket. She is best mates with Linda, despite there being a bit of an age gap between them. The pair regularly gossip about the other staff and customers, more often than not whilst eating on the job and perusing the celebrity magazines Valco is supposed to be selling! At the end of Series 2, Sue - and Linda - are shocked and delighted in equal measure to discover that she has fallen pregnant. Now a mum of four, Sue is part of the furniture at the Warrington branch, doing her best to juggle the demands of parenthood with work gossip. Linda. Linda works with Sue on the customer service desk.
They are as unattentive and unhelpful as is humanly possible - although the often bizarre demands of customers don't make it easy to act otherwise. Linda's quite sweet, but certainly not ladylike and cannot keep a secret to save her life.
A long- term hopelessly single woman, she's now found true love - if not exasperation - with the loveable Neville. Neville (Series 2- 6)A divorcee father of two now in his late 4. Neville once had everything - the job, the house, the family. But he was always one of life's losers, and when he was made redundant he lost it all.
His domineering harridan of a wife left him for his best mate, leaving him with nothing, starting his life again on the shop floor. But Neville's an eternal optimist. Even though everything can and does go wrong for him, he's a thoroughly nice guy, always maintaining a cheery attitude, and the cracks hardly ever show. He tells himself that this new job is ideal for him, as he always hated meetings, foreign trips, posh lunches and the like. Neville might still be the regular butt of his colleagues' jokes - particularly Colin and the bakers - but after a slow start, he's finding his feet again and even has a girlfriend, the lovely Linda. Ian (Series 2- 6)Ian is a big, friendly, hairy, bear- like man and the supermarket's main security guard. Security is probably not the best job for Ian as he is very trusting, a bit lazy, loves to chat, doesn't judge criminals and sees the good side in everyone.
He shares many passions (action movies, model boats, pub quizzes) with Andy, which leads to them becoming good friends. Ian turns out to be gay - and married - but doesn't make the slightest issue about it. Harry (Series 4- 6)Harry, 1. A*s in his GCSEs and is probably (definitely) the brightest person Valco has ever hired.
Far from stretched by his checkout role, Harry kills time honing his sarcasm skills, whilst also nursing a crush on Linda. Duncan Trench (Series 6)Annoyingly upbeat, pushy and arrogant, Duncan is the sales rep for Pleasure Foods who just won't accept no for an answer, and looks set to drive Gavin up the wall. Shai (Series 6)Shai is the store's newest recruit.
He's nerdy, but seems to have absolutely no common sense, social skill or real- world abilities. Holly (Series 6)Holly is a Valco employee from another store, who immediately hits it off with Daniel. However, she's got a serious jealous streak and Katie sees a very different side to her apparently sweet nature. Julie (Series 1- 3 & 5)Julie has a brittle, sometimes harsh exterior - it's an attempt to mask her insecurities. She went into retail after leaving school and has worked at Valco (the St Helens branch and now the Warrington branch) ever since. She's been courted by Morrisons a few times but she's a Valco girl through and through. Julie was engaged to someone, but he's now known as The Bastard.
They bought a show home together on a newly built estate in Warrington. She was dumped by The Bastard eight years ago, who went off with 'The Bitch' from IKEA (now officially a No Go Area). He let Julie keep the show home.
Julie has 'slightly' re- written history claiming to everyone that it was a mutual separation. Only her ex- boss, Craig, knows the truth. Julie fell to pieces in the aftermath of the break up.
She went to Ireland for a mini break and ended up having a mini breakdown. This has caused her to mess up in interviews to gain promotion where, when very nervous, she lapses in to Irish (it's like a 'Nam' flashback, except to the Emerald Isle).
If Colin wants to continue to be seen as the good boy his Nan thinks he is, then he is going to have to be on his best behaviour at work. Brian (Tompkinson) is Valco's new pharmacist. He has pretensions to be a doctor, although Valco's new pharmacy counter is the closest he'll get. Daniel (Anderson) is the new . Next up is new boy Harry (Jack Carroll Britain s Got Talent). At just 1. 6, he has recently finished his GCSEs with 9 A*s and is by far the brightest person Valco has ever had.
He's a cheeky know- it- all, who gets away with anything because he's smart enough to deliver it with total innocence. Last to join the Valco staff is Charlotte (Aisling Bea Edinburgh Fringe So You Think You re Funny Award). She's the hopeless daughter and heiress of the man who owns Valco and daddy has decided that Gavin is the one to show her the ropes. This new series also stars the familiar Valco faces of Jason Watkins (Gavin), Rita May (Margaret), Carl Rice (Colin), Beverly Rudd (Lisa), Lorraine Cheshire (Sue), Faye Mckeever (Linda), Victor Mc.
Guire (Ian) and Dominic Coleman (Neville). Includes all 8 episodes.