The Office. David Brent (Ricky Gervais)
The Office

The Office (2001)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2001 - 2003
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

A BBC documentary team film the office of David Brent, manager from hell: he's tactless and talentless, yet somehow thinks everyone loves him. Stars Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Joel Beckett and more.

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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


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Sunday 30th August 2009 10:45pm BBC2
Monday 25th March 2013 11:00pm Gold
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Thursday 26th June 2014 11:00pm Gold
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Tuesday 3rd May 2016 3:00am Gold
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Thursday 26th July 2018 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 24th October 2018 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 18th July 2019 10:20pm Gold
Friday 19th July 2019 12:55am Gold
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Sunday 2nd August 2020 11:00pm Gold
Monday 3rd August 2020 2:15am Gold
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Monday 22nd February 2021 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 1:15am Gold
Friday 16th July 2021 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 23rd October 2021 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 24th October 2021 3:15am Gold
Sunday 5th December 2021 10:40pm BBC2
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Tuesday 25th April 2023 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 26th April 2023 1:20am Gold
Sunday 23rd July 2023 11:20pm Gold
Monday 24th July 2023 2:25am Gold
Thursday 5th October 2023 11:15pm Gold
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Sunday 7th January 2024 9:00pm Gold
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Sunday 2nd June 2024 9:40pm Gold
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Friday 7th June 2024 11:20pm Gold
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Cast & crew

Ricky Gervais David Brent
Martin Freeman Tim Canterbury
Mackenzie Crook Gareth Keenan
Lucy Davis Dawn Tinsley
Joel Beckett Lee
Ben Bradshaw Ben
Jamie Deeks Jamie
Jane Lucas Sheila
Ewen MacIntosh (as Ewan MacIntosh) Keith Bishop
Emma Manton Emma
Alexander Perkins Ralph
Phillip Pickard Phillip
Oliver Chris Ricky
Robin Hooper Malcolm
Angela Clerkin Jackie
Sally Bretton Donna
Guest cast
Vincent Franklin Rowan
Richard Hollis Man in Video
Lucy O'Connell (as 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
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Sarah Tiffin (as Sarah Higbid) Costume Designer
Andy Hollis Director of Photography
Lucy Cain Make-up Designer
Jo Randall 1st Assistant Director

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