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A British Mockumentary series airing on Channel 5.

Northend Airport. An extremely small-time airport in the middle of nowhere.

With maybe two flights a day if they're lucky, the hapless staff are free to mill about and chat about their day. Like ex-DJ Tariq, criminally un-hip boss Linda Proctor, bumbling Scotsman Grant and all around buffoon Clive.

The show is notable for its "Retro-scripting" writing style. The cast was given a general outline of a plot instead of a script, and improvise their lines from there.

Became available on Netflix in 2016.

Was cancelled after 2 seasons in 2017.

  • Office Romance: Between Andrea and Tariq
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Linda is not great at her job. Usually too concerned with trying to be the employees friends to be efficient at it.
  • Scary Black Man: Mo, although he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold most of the time. His fellow baggage handler Sujan is so frightened of him, he still hasn't told him he's not Muslim like he assumes.
  • Spiritual Successor: To The Office (UK). Mockumentary with Pointy Haired Boss in a fairly unremarkable setting in an out of the way location with employees either uninterested or way too interested, in their jobs.
  • The Slacker: It's the kind of workplace where this behavior is encouraged and any extra work imposed on them by the boss is resisted
  • Status Quo Is God: Clive leaves the airport after season 1 to become a cop. He loses said cop job 1 episode into season 2, and returns to the airport soon after.
  • Those Two Guys: Mo and Sujan the baggage handlers are rarely seen apart.