White Gold (2017– )
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Salesmen Are Like Vampires 

Fitzpatrick and Lavender bet on whether Fitzpatrick can pull off the ultimate salesman's con of selling new windows to someone he has recently sold the exact same windows to. Vincent tries to recruit a new salesman.

Director:

Damon Beesley

Writers:

Damon Beesley (created by), Damon Beesley
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Westwick ... Vincent Swan
James Buckley ... Brian Fitzpatrick
Joe Thomas ... Martin Lavender
Lauren O'Rourke ... Carol
Linzey Cocker Linzey Cocker ... Sam Swan
Nigel Lindsay ... Tony Walsh
Lloyd Hutchinson ... Brendan
Charlie-Lou Borthwick Charlie-Lou Borthwick ... Natalie
Bobby Smalldridge ... Robbie
Yvonne D'Alpra Yvonne D'Alpra ... Mrs. Brown
Anthony Adjekum Anthony Adjekum ... Mr. Solomon
Paul Garner Paul Garner ... Terry
Tom Andrews Tom Andrews ... Dicky Cox
Andy Gibbins Andy Gibbins ... Mark
Georgia Gasson ... Lorna
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Storyline

In 1983 cocky young Vincent Swan is kingpin at Cachet double glazing company, along with dim but equally ruthless Brian Fitzpatrick and decent all-time loser Martin Lavender However when Fitzgerald bets Lavender he can re-sell more windows to an existing customer he is the loser whilst Swan joins a family's prayer meeting to make a sale. Speaking direct to camera Swan explains how he got the job, dazzling Cachet's boss Tony Walsh with his glib sales technique, affording presents for wife Sam and their children but alienating old friends in the process. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2017 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Basildon, Essex, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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As Vincent gets out of his car opposite his place of work a shop called Gallery Gifts has a number of movie related items in its window. More than one Chucky Doll (Child's Play) can be seen, Vincent then goes on to state its 1983 but the first Child's Play movie didn't appear until 1988. See more »

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Salesmen Are Like Vampires
27 May 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

White Gold is UPVC and in the 1980s, double glazing was booming. Cheap to make and expensive to buy once finance was thrown in.

This opener set in 1983 may not be laugh out loud but it throws in nostalgia with the pop music of the era as we follow Vincent who went from being sacked from his boring menial to ace double glazing salesman.

In this opener we see these salesmen acting like vampires, never invite them to your home as they will never leave without tasting blood.

Two of Vincent's team. Fitzpatrick who claims who can sell ice to Eskimos and Lavender, a more ethical one and who walked out as a guitarist from his band a few weeks before they ended up backing Paul Young on a number one hit have a bet.

Fitzpatrick tries to sell the exact same windows to someone who just had them installed several weeks earlier, an ultimate con.

A pleasant opener that moved nicely along and gave me a few chuckles but nothing laugh out loud.


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