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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 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 21.35
  2. Monday 11th March 2013 at 23.00 on Gold
  3. Tuesday 12th March 2013 at 02.30 on Gold
  4. Saturday 1st June 2013 at 23.00 on Gold
  5. Sunday 2nd June 2013 at 01.30 on Gold
  6. Sunday 15th September 2013 at 21.40 on Gold
  7. Monday 16th September 2013 at 01.00 on Gold
  8. Saturday 1st February 2014 at 21.40 on Gold
  9. Tuesday 24th June 2014 at 23.00 on Gold
  10. Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 01.30 on Gold
  11. Monday 8th September 2014 at 22.00 on Gold
  12. Tuesday 9th September 2014 at 01.45 on Gold
  13. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 21.40 on Gold
  14. Friday 3rd July 2015 at 23.40 on Gold
  15. Saturday 4th July 2015 at 02.30 on Gold
  16. Saturday 12th September 2015 at 21.20 on Gold
  17. Sunday 13th September 2015 at 02.45 on Gold
  18. Sunday 17th January 2016 at 22.20 on Gold
  19. Saturday 30th April 2016 at 21.40 on Gold
  20. Saturday 11th June 2016 at 22.30 on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ricky Gervais David Brent (Office Manager)
Martin Freeman Tim Canterbury (Sales Representative)
Mackenzie Crook Gareth Keenan
Lucy Davis Dawn Tinsley (Receptionist)
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 Exec Producer
Jon Plowman Exec Producer
Julie Harris Production Designer
Nigel Williams Editor

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