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The Guarantee

Real-time sitcom following the lives of a middle-aged couple during their first half-hour home from work. Roger is a botanist at the Winter Gardens and Val is a food technology teacher at a local school. With no children, the couple rely only on each other for distraction.

Roger returns home to find Val searching for the lost guarantee for their vacuum cleaner. Sooner or later they are going to have to face up to the fact that it's probably somewhere in the big drawer in the garage.

Roger has had a great day at work, having successfully taken on his bosses over unfair working conditions for the cleaning staff. He feels he's made a strong impression on the Head of Legal, Esther, and on the spur of the moment he decides to call her to see if his statutory rights might not entitle him to a free replacement hoover, even without an actual guarantee.

Val gets down to the business of sifting through all the paperwork and other junk in The Big Drawer, and the resultant nostalgia trip results in the pair of them revisiting their early years together and also speculating as to who will clear out the drawer after they've gone.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Jan 2012 22:00


Role Contributor
Val StephensonDawn French
Roger StephensonAlfred Molina
WriterEmma Kilcoyne
WriterBeth Kilcoyne
ProducerPete Thornton