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

Series 1, Episode 3 - The Quiz

It is Tim's 30th birthday - he receives a card from Dawn and an unusual inflatable gift from Lee. More importantly, however, it's Wernham Hogg quiz night and there are reputations to be made. Gareth comperes the Quiz Night and the questions reflect his personal interests - namely war and weapon specifications.

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd July 2001
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 30th August 2009 at 10:10pm on BBC2
  2. Monday 18th March 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  3. Saturday 8th June 2013 at 10:00pm on Gold
  4. Sunday 9th June 2013 at 12:40am on Gold
  5. Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  6. Monday 23rd September 2013 at 12:20am on Gold
  7. Saturday 1st February 2014 at 10:20pm on Gold
  8. Wednesday 25th June 2014 at 11:00pm on Gold
  9. Thursday 26th June 2014 at 2:00am on Gold
  10. Monday 15th September 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  11. Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 1:45am on Gold
  12. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 10:20pm on Gold
  13. Friday 10th July 2015 at 11:00pm on Gold
  14. Saturday 11th July 2015 at 2:00am on Gold
  15. Saturday 26th September 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  16. Sunday 27th September 2015 at 12:55am on Gold
  17. Sunday 24th January 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  18. Saturday 30th April 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  19. Sunday 12th June 2016 at 10:25pm on Gold
  20. Saturday 19th August 2017 at 10:20pm on Gold
  21. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 2:50am on Gold
  22. Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 10:15pm on Gold
  23. Saturday 31st March 2018 at 12:25am 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
Yvonne D'Alpra Joan
Ralph Ineson Finchy
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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