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.

Press Clippings

The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century

The Thick Of It is the highest rated British comedy in fourth place. Also listed: The Office (6), Fleabag (8), Peep Show (9), Nighty Night (16), Black Mirror (23), Spaced (29), Catastrophe (34), Brass Eye (37), Detectorists (38), Nathan Barley (47), Black Books (53), Inside No. 9 (66), Shameless (70), The Inbetweeners (74), Gavin and Stacey (81), Fresh Meat (86), Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (92), The Trip (95) and The Mighty Boosh (98).

The Guardian, 16th September 2019

British comedy remakes that hit and missed in the US

The Office landed, while The Inbetweeners floundered - so what makes a good US remake?

Ben Allen, Radio Times, 29th May 2019

The show that shaped me: Rhe-an Archibald on The Office

Gervais and Merchant's comedy of the mundane has seeped into everything the Mo Gilligan Show producer has done since.

Rhe-an Archibald, Broadcast, 24th April 2019

Fawlty Towers tops Radio Times greatest British sitcom list

Fawlty Towers has come out top of a list of the greatest British sitcoms, as compiled by Radio Times magazine.

British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019

Which is the best Christmas special of all time?

As the festive TV schedules are received with the usual grumbles, Amelia Tait gets scientific about what makes the perfect Christmas sitcom.

Amela Tait, i Newspaper, 22nd December 2018

Best British TV shows of every year since 2000

A nation's taste in television tells you a lot about its state of mind.

Ed Power, The Independent, 4th December 2018

Definitive guide to British comedy since Fawlty Towers

The British are coming, and they want to invade your television. With ... laughter.

Devon Ivie, Vulture, 21st November 2018

Why the 'cringe com' reigns

Whether it's cult films or the mockumentary style perfected by The Office, why do we seek discomfort from our comedies?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 12th November 2018

TV's 10 best love triangles

Including love triangles from Peep Show, The Office and Ever Decreasing Circles.

Julia Raeside, The Guardian, 29th May 2018

Why we love the comedy of failure

Failure, in short, is funny. And it's not simply a case of schadenfreude, either.

Mark Butler, i Newspaper, 10th April 2018