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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 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 23.25
  2. Monday 8th April 2013 at 23.00 on Gold
  3. Tuesday 9th April 2013 at 02.30 on Gold
  4. Saturday 15th June 2013 at 22.00 on Gold
  5. Sunday 16th June 2013 at 00.40 on Gold
  6. Sunday 29th September 2013 at 21.00 on Gold
  7. Monday 30th September 2013 at 00.20 on Gold
  8. Saturday 8th February 2014 at 21.40 on Gold
  9. Saturday 28th June 2014 at 02.00 on Gold
  10. Saturday 28th June 2014 at 23.00 on Gold
  11. Monday 29th September 2014 at 22.00 on Gold
  12. Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 01.45 on Gold
  13. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 23.40 on Gold
  14. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 21.40 on Gold
  15. Friday 17th July 2015 at 23.00 on Gold
  16. Saturday 18th July 2015 at 02.00 on Gold
  17. Saturday 10th October 2015 at 21.00 on Gold
  18. Sunday 11th October 2015 at 01.00 on Gold
  19. Sunday 7th February 2016 at 22.20 on Gold
  20. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 00.10 on Gold
  21. Saturday 18th June 2016 at 21.40 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
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 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 Exec Producer
Jon Plowman Exec Producer
Julie Harris Production Designer
Nigel Williams Editor

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