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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 6 - Judgement

Crunch time comes and David is told by Head Office that he will be promoted if he sacrifices the branch. True to his innate sense of self-preservation and greed David leaps at the chance for betterment and in a true stroke of genius delivers a speech with rather flawed logic. The office is shocked but Gareth is most devastated - who will take him seriously now he is no longer Assistant to the Regional Manager?

Broadcast details

Monday 20th August 2001
30 minutes


  1. Monday 31st August 2009 at 12:00am on BBC2
  2. Monday 15th April 2013 at 11:00pm on Gold
  3. Tuesday 16th April 2013 at 2:30am on Gold
  4. Saturday 15th June 2013 at 10:40pm on Gold
  5. Sunday 16th June 2013 at 1:20am on Gold
  6. Sunday 6th October 2013 at 9:00pm on Gold
  7. Monday 7th October 2013 at 12:20am on Gold
  8. Saturday 8th February 2014 at 10:20pm on Gold
  9. Monday 6th October 2014 at 10:00pm on Gold
  10. Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 1:45am on Gold
  11. Thursday 27th November 2014 at 12:00am on Gold
  12. Thursday 27th November 2014 at 2:50am on Gold
  13. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 12:20am on Gold
  14. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 10:20pm on Gold
  15. Friday 17th July 2015 at 11:40pm on Gold
  16. Saturday 18th July 2015 at 2:30am on Gold
  17. Saturday 17th October 2015 at 9:00pm on Gold
  18. Sunday 18th October 2015 at 1:00am on Gold
  19. Sunday 14th February 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  20. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 12:50am on Gold
  21. Saturday 18th June 2016 at 10:20pm on Gold
  22. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 10:20pm 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
Stirling Gallacher Jennifer
Yvonne D'Alpra Joan
Neil Fitzmaurice Alex
Nicola Cotter Karen
Ron Merchant Gordon
Dick Bradnum Actor
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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