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The Office. David Brent (Ricky Gervais).

The Office (2001)

BBC Two sitcom about a bad manager. 14 episodes (2 series), 2001 - 2003. Stars Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis and others.

Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 9pm.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Downsize

David Brent is informed by Head Office that his Slough branch of Wernham Hogg paper merchants might be closed down. David's deep rooted need to be popular triumphs over realism and he immediately promises the staff there will be no redundancies.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th July 2001
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 30th August 2009 at 9:05pm on BBC2
  2. Monday 4th March 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  3. Tuesday 5th March 2013 at 2:30am on Gold
  4. Saturday 1st June 2013 at 10:20pm on Gold
  5. Sunday 2nd June 2013 at 1:00am on Gold
  6. Sunday 15th September 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  7. Monday 16th September 2013 at 12:25am on Gold
  8. Saturday 1st February 2014 at 9:00pm on Gold
  9. Monday 23rd June 2014 at 11:00pm on Gold
  10. Tuesday 24th June 2014 at 2:00am on Gold
  11. Monday 1st September 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  12. Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 1:45am on Gold
  13. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  14. Friday 3rd July 2015 at 11:00pm on Gold
  15. Saturday 4th July 2015 at 2:00am on Gold
  16. Sunday 10th January 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  17. Saturday 30th April 2016 at 9:00pm on Gold
  18. Sunday 1st May 2016 at 3:20am on Gold
  19. Monday 10th July 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  20. Saturday 19th August 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  21. Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 9:00pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ricky Gervais David Brent
Martin Freeman Tim Canterbury
Mackenzie Crook Gareth Keenan
Lucy Davis Dawn Tinsley
Oliver Chris Ricky
Joel Beckett Lee
Robin Hooper Malcolm
Ben Bradshaw Ben
Angela Clerkin Jackie
Jamie Deeks Jamie
Jane Lucas Sheila
Ewen MacIntosh (as Ewan MacIntosh) Keith Bishop
Emma Manton Emma
Alexander Perkins Ralph
Phillip Pickard Phillip
Guest cast
Stirling Gallacher Jennifer
Paul Sharma Sanj
Yvonne D'Alpra Joan
Neil Fitzmaurice Alex
Writing team
Ricky Gervais Writer
Stephen Merchant Writer
Production team
Ricky Gervais Director
Stephen Merchant Director
Ash Atalla Producer
Anil Gupta Executive Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Julie Harris Production Designer

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