Episode 1.1 - Downsize

David Brent is informed by Head Office that his Slough branch of Wernham Hogg paper merchants might be closed down. David's deep rooted need to be popular triumphs over realism and he immediately promises the staff there will be no redundancies.

First Broadcast Details

Date:
Mon 9th July 2001
Time:
9:30pm
Channel:
BBC Two
Length:
30 minutes

Main Repeats

Note: Any repeats of this episode broadcast before 2009 are not shown
  • Mon 16th Sep 2013 (12:25am, Gold)
  • Sat 1st Feb 2014 (9:00pm, Gold)
  • Mon 23rd Jun 2014 (11:00pm, Gold)
  • Tue 24th Jun 2014 (2:00am, Gold)

Episode 1.1 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Ricky Gervais ... David Brent
Martin Freeman ... Tim Canterbury
Mackenzie Crook ... Gareth Keenan
Lucy Davis ... Dawn Tinsley
Oliver Chris ... Ricky
Joel Beckett ... Lee
Robin Hooper ... Malcolm
Ben Bradshaw ... Ben
Angela Clerkin ... Jackie
Jamie Deeks ... Jamie
Jane Lucas ... Sheila
Ewen MacIntosh
(as Ewan MacIntosh)
... Keith Bishop
Emma Manton ... Emma
Alexander Perkins ... Ralph
Phillip Pickard ... Phillip
Guest Cast
Stirling Gallacher ... Jennifer
Paul Sharma ... Sanj
Yvonne D'Alpra ... Joan
Neil Fitzmaurice ... Alex
Writing Team
Ricky Gervais ... Writer
Stephen Merchant ... Writer
Production Team
Ricky Gervais ... Director
Stephen Merchant ... Director
Ash Atalla ... Producer
Anil Gupta ... Exec Producer
Jon Plowman ... Exec Producer
Julie Harris ... Production Design
Nigel Williams ... Editor

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