The Architects

Howard is coming to the end of an unremarkable career designing houses which all look much the same.

He intends to pursue his retirement in similar fashion, exactly like the next man.

Then he meets Pat, who has decided that things have to change.

Episodes

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20130327

New comedy by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths. Architect Sir Lucian made his name 50 years ago as the most brutal of all brutalists. But times have moved on and so have most of his staff. Those who remain must contemplate escape from a malfunctioning multi-storey car park in Esher and the pure aesthetic of the open sandwich.

Sarah - Laura Solon

Dan - Ben Willbond

Sir Lucian - Geoffrey Whitehead

Rasmus - Ewan Bailey

Tim - Tim Downie

Mayoress - Joanna Brookes

Car Park Attendant - Ben Crowe

Directed by Toby Swift.

01What's The Point?2014031420180228 (BBC7)
20180301 (BBC7)
20180303 (BBC7)

Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths' comedy series set in a struggling architectural practice. With Sir Lucien's signature brutalist style hopelessly out of fashion, he seeks to overcome his creative block in the spas of Baden-Baden. Unfortunately for Tim, he needs someone to share the experience with.

Directed by Toby Swift.

Sir Lucien's architectural practice is in big trouble. Can a visit to a spa save the day?

Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths' new comedy series set in a struggling architectural practice. With Sir Lucien's signature brutalist style hopelessly out of fashion, he seeks to overcome his creative block in the spas of Baden-Baden. Unfortunately for Tim, he needs someone to share the experience with.

Directed by Toby Swift.

02Fracking Hell2014032120180307 (BBC7)
20180308 (BBC7)

Brutalist Sir Lucien's staff are left to juggle ambition, principles and scary Americans.

Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths' new comedy series set in a struggling architectural practice. Potentially lucrative contracts involving nuclear power plants, military drone manufacturers and a fracking company leave Matt and his principles in potential meltdown.

Directed by Toby Swift.

Potentially lucrative contracts involving nuclear power plants, military drone manufacturers and a fracking company leave Matt and his principles in potential meltdown.

03Mad Helene20140328

Comedy by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths. Sir Lucien's blossoming romance with a French serial divorcee was worrying already. Then the 'men in black' arrive to assess his assets and more besides.

Directed by Toby Swift.

Has Sir Lucien finally found love again after being dumped by the formidable Juanita?

04 LASTMulti-faith20140404

Comedy by Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths. 25 years on, Sir Lucien is still bitter about the rejection of his designs for Shakespeare's Globe in reinforced concrete. Finally he's going to do something about it.

Directed by Toby Swift.

As Sir Lucien pursues a vanity project, Sarah is about to take minimalism to the max.

01Airport20150202

Architects Sarah and Matt journey north in pursuit of an airport contract that will put Sir Lucien and Partners back on the map. Meanwhile Tim tries to buddy up with a TV chef who's fond of the sauce. Comedy by Jim Poyser with Neil Griffiths.

Directed by Toby Swift

Arch-Brutalist Sir Lucien founded his architectural practice on a commitment to concrete in all its forms. Fashion has been a cruel mistress and four decades later things are not going well for Sir Lucian and his team of loyal-ish employees.

02Refurb20150209

Matt and Tim are dispatched to Watford to restyle a Premier League footballer's mansion. Meanwhile Sir Lucien must negotiate a press interview without putting his foot in it. Comedy by Jim Poyser with Neil Griffiths.

Directed by Toby Swift.

03Turret20150216

Comedy by Jim Poyser with Neil Griffiths. Matt's got a problem with a turret, Sarah's got the clients from hell, Sir Lucien's got family trouble and Tim just got off with his old biology teacher. Just a regular day at Sir Lucien and Partners.

Directed by Toby Swift.

04 LASTDiy20150223

Sir Lucien casts aside his hopes of Brutalism returning to fashion and decides to go into house building. His loyal team must follow...negotiating marshland, unexploded bombs and homicidal relatives en route. By Jim Poyser with Neil Griffiths.

Directed by Toby Swift.

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Howard is coming to the end of an unremarkable career designing houses which all look much the same.

He intends to pursue his retirement in similar fashion, exactly like the next man.

Then he meets Pat, who has decided that things have to change.