Josh, Vinny, Ewan and Watto have just sold their start-up videogame company for a clean £246 million; the culmination of a billion man-hours of blood, sweat, toil, coding, shouting, swearing, fighting, hugging, pitching, grinding, and, occasionally, showering.

Overnight, the four friends are transformed from “people who play games” to “serious players in the game…” – or are they? Almost immediately, the sweet smell of success takes on a bitter, slightly unpleasant tang.

A comedy-drama about friendship, ambition, gluttony, the peculiarly British distaste for other people’s success, and what happens when you’ve got £11.5m in the bank but the cash machine has a £300 daily limit…

Catch some of Earache’s wonderful comedy talent – Julia Deakin, Tony Way, Reece Pockney and Tom Stourton – in “Loaded” from 8th May, 10pm, Channel 4