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Grafters: Episode One (S2EP1 ITV 1 Nov 1999, Lesley Vickerage)



Episode One: Trevor and Joe Purvis are miles away from their native North East working on a site in Brighton for local building developer Nick Costello. Joe has become involved with Viv, the site architect where they are working, while Trevor has caught the eye of Clare Costello, Nick’s younger sister. As they talk on the bus home from work, Trevor is keen that they should restart Purvis and Purvis, their building firm, but Joe is reluctant. Meanwhile Trevor is working on a conservatory for local couple Pippa and Geoff Marriott as a way of earning a bit of cash on the side, despite the fact that due to problems at Geoff’s work they might have problems paying him. Nick Costello turns up unexpectedly at the house and is furious to discover that Trevor has stolen the Marriott’s conservatory contract from under his nose. Keen to nobble any competition, he gets Trevor sacked from the building. The next morning a furious Joe charges into Costello’s office for a confrontation, but instead of Nick he meets

Regular Cast: Robson Green (Joe), Stephen Tompkinson (Trevor), Darren Morfitt (Simon Purvis), William Parker (Sam), Lesley Vickerage (Viv Casey), David Westhead (Nick Costello), Stacy Hart (Becky), Stephen Boxer (Geoff), Katherine Wogan (Clare Costello), Tracey Wilkinson (Karen)

Guest Cast: Berwick Kaler (Uncle Alan Purvis), Anny Tobin (Aunty Maureen Purvis), Marian McLoughlin (Pippa), Ace Bhatti (Tom), Heather Bleasdale (Lizzie), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Martha), Gavin Kitchen, Carli Norris, Belinda Allerston, David Griffith, Moir Leslie, Alex Knight, Andy Barrow

Writer: Richard Stoneman / Director: Stephen Whittaker

Airdate: 1 Nov 1999 on ITV

Series: Grafters Season 2 Episode 1

Show Info: Comedy drama series. A pair of warring Geordie brothers Trevor and Joe travel to London to work as builders converting a house for a married upwardly mobile couple. In season two the pair set about converting an old school into a luxury apartment block but were never far away from trouble.