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Comedy Connections

Comedy Connections

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2003 - 2008
  • 47 episodes (6 series)

A series of comedy documentaries, examining one hit comedy show per episode, with cast and crew interviews providing additional background info. Features Julia Sawalha and Doon Mackichan.

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Series 5, Episode 6 - The Office

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's cult classic, The Office.

It tells how a BBC training scheme video project became a multi-award winning international phenomenon, how Gareth was originally written as a super-macho action man type, and how its makers are actually fond of their creation-from-hell, David Brent.

Features exclusive interviews with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Davis, Mackenzie Crook, Ralph Ineson and more.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th February 2007
30 minutes

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