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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 5 - New Girl

David interviews for a new secretary (despite having been told to downsize) and chooses blonde Karen. His efforts to impress end spectacularly badly when he accidentally headbutts her. Meanwhile Donna's late arrival at work inevitably sparks the rumour that she is sleeping with a colleague.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th August 2001
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 30th August 2009 at 11:25pm on BBC2
  2. Monday 8th April 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  3. Tuesday 9th April 2013 at 2:30am on Gold
  4. Saturday 15th June 2013 at 10:00pm on Gold
  5. Sunday 16th June 2013 at 12:40am on Gold
  6. Sunday 29th September 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  7. Monday 30th September 2013 at 12:20am on Gold
  8. Saturday 8th February 2014 at 9:40pm on Gold
  9. Saturday 28th June 2014 at 2:00am on Gold
  10. Saturday 28th June 2014 at 11:00pm on Gold
  11. Monday 29th September 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  12. Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 1:45am on Gold
  13. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 11:40pm on Gold
  14. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 9:40pm on Gold
  15. Friday 17th July 2015 at 11:00pm on Gold
  16. Saturday 18th July 2015 at 2:00am on Gold
  17. Saturday 10th October 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  18. Sunday 11th October 2015 at 1:00am on Gold
  19. Sunday 7th February 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  20. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 12:10am on Gold
  21. Saturday 18th June 2016 at 9:40pm on Gold
  22. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 9:40pm on Gold
  23. Monday 21st August 2017 at 3:15am on Gold
  24. Sunday 4th February 2018 at 9:40pm on Gold
  25. Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 9:15pm on Gold
  26. Thursday 1st March 2018 at 2:10am on Gold
  27. Saturday 31st March 2018 at 1:45am 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
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
Ralph Ineson Finchy
Nicola Cotter Karen
Robin Ince Stuart
Ellen Collier Blonde Office Worker
Kiki Kendrick (as Kiki Kendrik) Jackie
Tiffany Stevenson (as Tiffany Stevenson-Oake) Lorna
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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