Extras. Image shows from L to R: Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen), Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais), Darren Lamb (Stephen Merchant).


BBC Two sitcom by Gervais & Merchant. 13 episodes (2 series), 2005 - 2007. Stars Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Comedy actor Ben Stiller makes an attempt at directing.

Further details

Comedy actor Ben Stiller makes an attempt at directing. The film is based on the plight of a young man named Goran, who saw his wife and child killed in the Balkans war. Ambitious Andy manages to get a line in the script by effectively bribing Goran with a £15 Topshop voucher (lovely top, incidentally).

Meanwhile Maggie thinks she's found her ideal man. Unfortunately her superficiality shines through when she realises one of his legs is shorter than the other and that his disability affects his ability to wear stylish shoes. Her unique method of Chinese/Japanese distinction doesn't help her or Andy's career either.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st July 2005
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ricky Gervais Andy Millman
Ashley Jensen Maggie Jacobs
Guest cast
Shaun Pye Greg Lindley Jones
Boris Boskovic Goran
Steve Jackson Jon
Liza Sadovy Jackie Greer
Jay Villiers Producer
Eleanor Matsuura Producer's Wife
Jo Wyatt Woman in Bar
Thomas Byrne Boy
Paul Tripp Grip
Ben Stiller Self
Writing team
Ricky Gervais Writer
Stephen Merchant Writer
Production team
Ricky Gervais Director
Stephen Merchant Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

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