British Comedy Guide

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 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 11:05pm.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Work Experience

David hires Donna, his lodger and the daughter of his best friend. While showing her round the office he discovers a doctored pornographic image of himself. Gareth, due to his covert operations skills, is told to catch the culprit.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th July 2001
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 30th August 2009 at 9:35pm on BBC2
  2. Monday 11th March 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  3. Tuesday 12th March 2013 at 2:30am on Gold
  4. Saturday 1st June 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  5. Sunday 2nd June 2013 at 1:30am on Gold
  6. Sunday 15th September 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  7. Monday 16th September 2013 at 1:00am on Gold
  8. Saturday 1st February 2014 at 9:40pm on Gold
  9. Tuesday 24th June 2014 at 11:00pm on Gold
  10. Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 1:30am on Gold
  11. Monday 8th September 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  12. Tuesday 9th September 2014 at 1:45am on Gold
  13. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 9:40pm on Gold
  14. Friday 3rd July 2015 at 11:40pm on Gold
  15. Saturday 4th July 2015 at 2:30am on Gold
  16. Saturday 12th September 2015 at 9:20pm on Gold
  17. Sunday 13th September 2015 at 2:45am on Gold
  18. Sunday 17th January 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  19. Saturday 30th April 2016 at 9:40pm on Gold
  20. Saturday 11th June 2016 at 10:30pm on Gold
  21. Saturday 19th August 2017 at 9:40pm on Gold
  22. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 3:20am on Gold
  23. Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 9:40pm on Gold
  24. Friday 30th March 2018 at 11:45pm on Gold
  25. Saturday 31st March 2018 at 3:30am 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
Sally Bretton Donna
Guest cast
Stirling Gallacher Jennifer
Yvonne D'Alpra Joan
David Schaal Glyn
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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