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 and Stephen Merchant
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
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios
  • Slough - Opening title sequence.

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