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 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

Date
Monday 9th July 2001
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    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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