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

Extras

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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13 best British comedy shows on Netflix right now

The beauty of British comedy is how fleeting it is. The US version of The Office dragged on into nine interminable seasons. The British original? Fourteen episodes and done.

Esquire, 22nd August 2020

Extras is still irreverent, clever fun

As cringe-inducing as The Office, Extras lampoons Hollywood with great cheer while paying mournful tribute to failed dreams.

Amal Awad, The Guardian, 14th May 2020

10 British comedy shows that need worldwide recognition

The average viewer enjoys great comedy television shows, but they may not have heard of these phenomenal British series designed to make you laugh.

Alex H., Screen Rant, 6th March 2020

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