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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 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

Date
Monday 30th July 2001
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Sunday 30th August 2009 at 22.45
  2. Monday 25th March 2013 at 23.00 on Gold
  3. Saturday 8th June 2013 at 22.40 on Gold
  4. Sunday 9th June 2013 at 01.20 on Gold
  5. Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 21.40 on Gold
  6. Monday 23rd September 2013 at 01.00 on Gold
  7. Saturday 8th February 2014 at 21.00 on Gold
  8. Thursday 26th June 2014 at 23.00 on Gold
  9. Friday 27th June 2014 at 02.00 on Gold
  10. Monday 22nd September 2014 at 22.00 on Gold
  11. Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 01.45 on Gold
  12. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 23.00 on Gold
  13. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 21.00 on Gold
  14. Friday 10th July 2015 at 23.40 on Gold
  15. Saturday 11th July 2015 at 02.30 on Gold
  16. Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 21.00 on Gold
  17. Sunday 4th October 2015 at 01.00 on Gold
  18. Sunday 31st January 2016 at 22.20 on Gold
  19. Monday 2nd May 2016 at 23.30 on Gold
  20. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 03.00 on Gold
  21. Friday 17th June 2016 at 22.20 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
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 Exec Producer
Jon Plowman Exec Producer
Julie Harris Production Designer
Nigel Williams Editor

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