David Brent: Life On The Road. David Brent (Ricky Gervais)
David Brent: Life On The Road

David Brent: Life On The Road

  • 2016 film

Comedy film focusing on The Office's David Brent. Stars Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith, Tom Basden, Jo Hartley, Tom Bennett and more.

David Brent: Life On The Road. Image shows from L to R: David Brent (Ricky Gervais), Karen Parashar (Mandeep Dhillon)

Key details

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith, Tom Basden, Jo Hartley, Tom Bennett, Andrew Brooke, Mandeep Dhillon, Miles Chapman and more
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais, Charlie Hanson, Alex Hamilton, Christine Langan, Duncan Hayes, Katie Mavroleon and Judith Bantock

Life On The Road catches up with David Brent twelve years on from the BBC 'reality' series The Office to find he is now a travelling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies' personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn't given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, 'Foregone Conclusion'.

Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality.

The cameras follow Brent on his self-financed UK tour. He thinks it'll be like Scorsese filming the Rolling Stones, but it turns out to be a "where are they now" documentary. He has to take a few weeks off work and cash in a couple of pensions, because the session musicians in the band are costing him more than he's getting in ticket sales. Tragic.

Additional details

UK certificate
96 minutes
UK release
Friday 19th August 2016
UK premiere
Wednesday 10th August 2016, Leicester Square

Entertainment One

Also known as
  • Life On The Road (On-screen title)
  • The Office Movie
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 11:30pm on BBC2
  • Sunday 29th December 2019 at 12:00am on BBC2
  • Saturday 6th July 2019 at 12:00am on BBC1

Recording details

  • London and Watford - Filmed on location from Monday 16th November 2015.
  • Slough - Establishing aerial shots.

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