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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 30th March at 11:05pm.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Training

To fend off the increasing staff disillusionment a Training Day has been scheduled. Dawn's engagement to Lee is on the rocks and Tim begins to think that he may at last have a chance with her. In this great episode David hinders the productivity of the training expert and gives the staff some musical inspiration.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th July 2001
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 30th August 2009 at 10:45pm on BBC2
  2. Monday 25th March 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  3. Saturday 8th June 2013 at 10:40pm on Gold
  4. Sunday 9th June 2013 at 1:20am on Gold
  5. Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 9:40pm on Gold
  6. Monday 23rd September 2013 at 1:00am on Gold
  7. Saturday 8th February 2014 at 9:00pm on Gold
  8. Thursday 26th June 2014 at 11:00pm on Gold
  9. Friday 27th June 2014 at 2:00am on Gold
  10. Monday 22nd September 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  11. Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 1:45am on Gold
  12. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 11:00pm on Gold
  13. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  14. Friday 10th July 2015 at 11:40pm on Gold
  15. Saturday 11th July 2015 at 2:30am on Gold
  16. Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  17. Sunday 4th October 2015 at 1:00am on Gold
  18. Sunday 31st January 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  19. Monday 2nd May 2016 at 11:30pm on Gold
  20. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 3:00am on Gold
  21. Friday 17th June 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  22. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  23. Monday 21st August 2017 at 2:45am on Gold
  24. Thursday 19th October 2017 at 9:00pm on Gold
  25. Sunday 4th February 2018 at 9:00pm on Gold
  26. Saturday 31st March 2018 at 1:05am 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
Vincent Franklin Rowan
Richard Hollis Man in Video
Lucy O'Connel Woman in Video
Peter Purves Self
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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