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Very Small Business 

A smarmy, debt riddled, borderline con-artist teams up with a chronically depressed acclaimed journalist to try and keep his head above water.
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Series cast summary:
Kim Gyngell ...  Ray Leonard Leonard 6 episodes, 2008
Wayne Hope ...  Don Angel 6 episodes, 2008
Emma Leonard Emma Leonard ...  Leslie 6 episodes, 2008
Ian Bliss ...  Tony Orsini 5 episodes, 2008
Sally Cooper ...  Janet Wilson 5 episodes, 2008
Geoff Paine ...  Lloyd 5 episodes, 2008
Queenie van de Zandt Queenie van de Zandt ...  Tina Angel 4 episodes, 2008
Molly Daniels ...  Sam Angel 3 episodes, 2008
Lenny Lyon Lenny Lyon ...  Alex Angel 3 episodes, 2008
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Don Angel is a small businessman - the backbone of this great country's great economy. But if that's true, it's no thanks to him. After numerous unsuccessful business ventures, now Don's one man publishing empire is hurtling towards liquidation. His debts are mounting, his stomach's killing him, his wife has left him and he's just hired Ray Leonard as his journalist. Taking his first tentative steps back into the workplace after a six-year battle with depression, Ray enters a world totally alien to him. He's come from being a noted social commentator for 'The Australian' to writing advertorial for "Wilson's Woodwind and Brass" Autumn Sale - which might just be his cure. It's a marriage made in heaven - at least until the Tax Office gets there.

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very small business, very big humour
4 January 2010 | by nedzterSee all my reviews

Amongst all the terrible reality and lackluster drama shows of Australian television came a little gem called 'Very Small Business'. This should come as no surprise as Australia knows how to do comedy,(some other countries may not get it sometimes), but this show is strong evidence.

Don Angel likes to think he has the gift of the gab, the only problem is he can't sell ice to Eskimos and his business has so many loose ends that the loose ends have loose ends. This makes for one entertaining character who makes you constantly cringe as he digs himself deeper and deeper into a hole every episode.

Ray Leonard on the other hand is the polar opposite of Don (his Boss) as they share an office space that is home to some very funny scenes. Cleverly written, superbly acted and well filmed there has only been one series of this show filmed. Even though i thoroughly enjoyed the six episodes i saw and would be happy to leave it there, i can't help but itch for more.


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