Sticks and Stones is the brand new drama airing on ITV - here's all you need to know.
From the full cast to when and where to catch it on TV, here's your full guide to Sticks and Stones...
The three-part psychological drama explores the corrosive effects of bullying. Set against the backdrop of the competitive world of middle management in a business park in Reading, Sticks and Stones centers on the personal and professional life of Thomas Benson; a hard-working father and husband.
Reliant on bonuses and winning pitches, Benson often finds himself leading the team when trying to win new business. When he freezes during a pitch the fall out is monumental.
Sticks and Stones cast
- Ken Nwosu - Thomas Benson
- Ben Miller - Chris Carter
- Susannah Fielding - Isobel Jones
- Sean Sagar - Andy Stocks
- Ritu Arya - Becky Mills
- Debbie Chazen - Natalie
- Alexandra Roach - Jess Benson
- Daisy Boo Bradford - Millie Benson
- Phoebe Nicholls - Janice Lancing
- Gwilym Lee - Mark Baxter
- Elena Saurel - Tanya Baxter
- Michael Cochrane - Clayton
- Neil Pearson - Phil
How to watch Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones airs on ITV in three parts from Monday, December 16 at 9PM.
Episodes will air nightly on Tuesday, December 17 and Wednesday December 18.
You'll be able to watch episodes online via the ITV Hub.
Sticks and Stones spoilers
The first episode introduces us to Thomas Benson, a Sales Associate at Clayton Office Solutions in Reading where he lives with his wife Jess, a nurse, and their young daughter, Millie, who was born deaf.
He’s good at his job and feels respected by his colleagues Andy, Isobel and Becky and his boss Chris Carter.
Thomas and the team give a pitch presentation to Janice Lancing and her team at Murray Technology but when the presentation goes badly wrong, Thomas panics and faints in front of everyone.
The team has lost a potentially large contract and with it the lucrative bonuses that would have been coming their way. The team seem to lay the blame firmly at Thomas’s door. Is it his imagination or are his colleagues now out to get him? How will Thomas react when his work life is threatened?
In the third episode tonight (December 18), in an emotionally explosive finale, Thomas finally confronts his boss Chris Carter about how he feels the team have treated him.
Carter is sceptical and Thomas’s examples of the team’s behaviour sound deniable. Insisting that the situation is resolved that day Thomas waits while Carter talks to the team. All is finally laid bare in an emotional and shocking showdown.