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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.

Press Clippings

The Office to be remade in India

The BBC's popular mockumentary sitcom The Office is relocating to India.

The agreement with Applause Entertainment will mark the first time The Office has been commissioned in Asia, with India being the first country in the region to launch a local version of the show. The adaptation will adapt series one and two of the US version into one series of 28 episodes.

Kayley Rogers, BBC, 20th February 2018

The Office: 10 David Brents from around the world

Here are the 10 different incarnations of "friend first, boss second" David Brent from around the world.

Neil Smith, BBC, 20th February 2018

The Office: how the series two finale was a masterpiece

It's been 15 years since the original UK version of The Office came to an initial close with one of the most heartbreaking episodes in sitcom history.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 2nd November 2017

Gallery: 20 politically incorrect 'modern' comedies

Here are 20 recent comedies that wouldn't have been green-lit today.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 17th October 2017

Weirdest musical moments in British comedy

A selection of some of the strangest songs and musical moments in British comedy.

Anglonerd, 9th October 2017

Who's the real Ricky Gervais?

Life, death, Bowie, Brent and beyond - nothing is off-limits as Ricky Gervais shares all with Balance.

Balance, 9th October 2017

How The Office changed the British Sitcom

It was 16 years ago this month that The Office debuted on UK screens, and it remains to this day a high watermark of British comedy. It's perhaps the only 21st Century sitcom that can rival the stalwart classics of Blackadder and Fawlty Towers et al in terms of its lasting impact on UK popular culture.

Rob Keeling, Cult Box, 27th July 2017

16 years of The Office: David Brent's 12 finest moments

16 years ago on 9th July 2001 we were first introduced to David Brent, the general manager of Wernham Hogg, a fictitious paper company in Slough, and the role that made Ricky Gervais a household name.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 9th July 2017

The mockumentary needs to die

Sixteen years since The Office first aired on British television, why does every subsequent sitcom pretend to be something it's not?

Angus Harrison,, 21st March 2017

Fawlty Towers named comedians' favourite sitcom

A survey of comedians has revealed that Fawlty Towers is their favourite sitcom, and Alan Partridge meeting his superfan is their favourite scene. "Don't tell him Pike" was picked as the favourite one-liner.

British Comedy Guide, 4th January 2017

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