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The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients.


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Series cast summary:
Martin Freeman ...  Mike 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Peter Serafinowicz ...  Kenny 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Ken Morley Ken Morley ...  Rex 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Susan Earl Susan Earl ...  Anne 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Ryan Cartwright ...  Steve 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Ella Kenion ...  Julie 12 episodes, 2003-2004


The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients.

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23 March 2003 (UK) See more »

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Barkácsbolt See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Awful ...
19 April 2014 | by rdcharlie70See all my reviews

I wish Martin Freeman hadn't done this! He was great in The Office, but for some reason Hardware was, in my opinion, a flop and positioned him in my mind as mediocre! I'm trying very hard to dispel these thought, but I'm struggling, sorry Martin, I know you are good!

Everything else has been very good, Sherlock and The Hobbit is my favourite book of all time; I waited with great anticipation for this film, but and I wouldn't say Martin spoiled it (the gross exaggeration of the store line has) - it was also Hardware and its demotion of what could be a great actor!

Please don't watch this as it can spoil other great works of Martin Freeman ...

I try very hard to get this out of my mind but I can't!

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