TG - Six Episodes in the Thames Gateway
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Daryl Aitken, aged 29, has been living in a small town in the Thames Gateway. After working a series of black market jobs and scams, he lands a post at Argots Bank in Canary Wharf. This is the result of another friend pulling some strings for him and encouraging him to 'come up with a nice looking CV'...

Daryl meets the Russian “Smirnoff” who gives him £5000 in used cash, a data pen drive with 50,000 names and a disk with a list of payments made for winter fuel to older people. He tells Daryl the data has been 'acquired' from a utility company insider and that Daryl's job is to find him 2000 new customers for his Russian gas. He tells him to be careful with the information because it is 'hot'. Daryl returns home and decides to meet his jobless, geeky linux loving anti-globalisation mate Terry Gamp at the pub...

The plot begins to take shape with a full scale plan to use the flower shop delivery drivers to get 'wrinklies' to sign up for the gas. Daryl offers the drivers a 'oner' (£100) for their kind cooperation. In Episode 5 the gas scam starts 'going ballistic' and Daryl consults a marketing guru's latest book for hints on how to improve things further. Having been rewarded by Smirnoff with a top of the range Maserati, he hopes that things don't start going 'Pete Tong'.

In the final episode, Daryl works out a 'legit' scheme to sell gas to older people, when Smirnoff does a 'Houdini'...

PUBLISHING SCHEDULE:

EPISODE 1 - MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2008 [NOW AVAILABLE]
EPISODE 2 - MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2008 [NOW AVAILABLE]
EPISODE 3 - MONDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2008 [NOW AVAILABLE]
EPISODE 4 - MONDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2008 [NOW AVAILABLE]
EPISODE 5 - MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2008 [NOW AVAILABLE]
EPISODE 6 - MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2008 [NOW AVAILABLE]
Each episode will normally be available from 9 am [GMT] on the publishing day
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