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 2, Episode 2

David Bowie offers some home truths to Andy as he finally realises his dream of TV success. However, it is soon apparent to the former background artist that fame comes at a price and he is devastated to learn that stardom isn't quite how he expected it to be.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st September 2006
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ricky Gervais Andy Millman
Ashley Jensen Maggie Jacobs
Stephen Merchant Darren Lamb
Shaun Williamson Barry off EastEnders
Sarah Moyle Kimberley
Andrew Buckley Gobbler
Jamie Chapman Brains
Guest cast
Shaun Pye Greg Lindley Jones
Liza Tarbuck Rita
Claire Adams Cathy
Ryozo Kohira Mr Yamaguchi
Richard Morris Homeless Man
David Earl Obsessive Fan
Nicola Sanderson Receptionist
Pascal Langdale Mark
Katy Wix Girl in Nightclub
Bob Mercer Nightclub Punter
Chad Shepherd Bouncer
Naomi Bentley Linda
James Dowdeswell Count Fuckula
David Bowie Self
Writing team
Ricky Gervais Writer
Stephen Merchant Writer
Production team
Ricky Gervais Director
Stephen Merchant Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Ricky Gervais Executive Producer
Stephen Merchant Executive Producer

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