The Office. David Brent (Ricky Gervais)
The Office

The Office (2001)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2001 - 2003
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

A BBC documentary team film the office of David Brent, manager from hell: he's tactless and talentless, yet somehow thinks everyone loves him. Stars Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Joel Beckett and more.

The Office. David Brent (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2001 - 2003
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
14 (2 series)
Creators
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
Stars
Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Joel Beckett, Ben Bradshaw, Jamie Deeks, Jane Lucas and more
Writers
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
Directors
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Steve Roberts and Jo Randall
Producers
Ash Atalla, Anil Gupta and Jon Plowman
Companies

Filmed in the style of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, The Office records the working day of manager David Brent and his staff.

Brent is the manager from hell; he is tactless, talentless, egotistical, prejudiced, cowardly and conniving - yet somehow thinks everyone loves him.

His long-suffering employees include the weasley Gareth, unlucky-in-love Tim, and the object of Tim's affections, receptionist Dawn.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune Handbags And Gladrags by Mike d'Abo. Arranged by Big George. David Brent's single arranged by Glyn Hughes.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th July 2001 at 9:30pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Saturday 27th December 2003 at 9:50pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 3: Sunday at 10pm on BBC2
  2. Series 1, Episode 4: Sunday at 10:35pm on BBC2
  3. Christmas Specials, Episode 1: Wednesday 8th December at 12:20am on Gold
  4. Christmas Specials, Episode 2: Thursday 9th December at 12:20am on Gold
  5. Series 1, Episode 5: Sunday 12th December at 10pm on BBC2
  6. Series 1, Episode 6: Sunday 12th December at 10:35pm on BBC2
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios
  • Slough - Opening title sequence.

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