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


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

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10 underrated British comedies on Netflix

Check them out next time you're Netflix-surfing!

Leah Flavell, Screen Rant, 14th October 2019

13 utterly charming British comedies on Netflix

A look at some British comedies on Netflix.

Refinery 29, 15th January 2019

How Ricky Gervais's Extras went off-script

In the second series of the meta comedy, its lead and creators found fame, making it a sanctimonious sitcom rife with celebrity schmoozing.

JR Moores, The Guardian, 30th July 2018

Full comedy series now available on BBC iPlayer

The BBC has made all the episode of several of its comedy series available via BBC iPlayer. Viewers can enjoy The League Of Gentlemen, Extras, Miranda, Citizen Khan[/z] and Two Pints Of Lager in full.

British Comedy Guide, 8th June 2018

Why we love the comedy of failure

Failure, in short, is funny. And it's not simply a case of schadenfreude, either.

Mark Butler, i Newspaper, 10th April 2018

Fans remember Keith Chegwin's appearance on Extras

Beloved TV presenter received praise for his appearance on the show.

Roisin O'Connor, The Independent, 11th December 2017

Weirdest musical moments in British comedy

A selection of some of the strangest songs and musical moments in British comedy.

Anglonerd, 9th October 2017

A look back at George Michael's comedy cameos

He appeared in Christmas specials of Extras, The Catherine Tate Show as well as Comic Relief sketches with characters from Little Britain and Gavin & Stacey.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 26th December 2016

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Could Ricky Gervais bring back Extras?

Could Ricky Gervais bring back Extras after David Brent's big screen return? Speaking to Digital Spy at the BAFTA TV Awards, Ashley Jensen revealed that she wouldn't need much persuading if Extras was to return in some form.

Digital Spy, 9th May 2016