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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 2005 | 2006 | 2007

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Ben Stiller

21 July 2005
Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.

Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman

Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs
Boris Boscovic ... Goran (as Boris Boskovic)
Steve Jackson ... Jon

Shaun Pye ... Greg

Ben Stiller ... Ben Stiller

Liza Sadovy ... Jackie Greer
Jay Villiers ... Producer

Eleanor Matsuura ... Producer's Wife

Jo Wyatt ... Woman In Bar
Thomas Byrne ... Boy
Paul Tripp ... Grip
Russell Loten ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Mike Savva ... Mike (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Ross Kemp & Vinnie Jones

28 July 2005
Again Andy and Maggie are both extras on the same production, this time it's a period drama starring "hard-man" British actor Ross Kemp, who likes to play up to his tough persona. Another tough-guy actor, Vinnie Jones, is filming something nearby. When Andy brags to his rival, Greg, who's an extra on Jones' set, that Kemp could beat up Jones, the rivalry switches hands from the extras to the actors.

Season 1, Episode 3: Kate Winslet

4 August 2005
Andy and Maggie work on a Holocaust film that stars Kate Winslet.

Season 1, Episode 4: Les Dennis

11 August 2005
Andy gets a role in a pantomime, starring opposite British TV presenter Les Dennis. As Dennis begins to approach a breakdown, Maggie gets to know the pantomime director's daughter, who appears to have had her life greatly warped by her parents.

Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman

Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs

Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb

Gerard Kelly ... Bunny

Rebecca Gethings ... Lizzie

Shaun Williamson ... Barry

Les Dennis ... Les Dennis

Nicky Ladanowski ... Simone Reynolds
Linda Beckett ... Lizzie's Mum
Stephen Swift ... Wishy Washy
Stuart Ramsay ... Dancer
Kate Smith ... Drunk Woman

Susan Scott ... Old Friend

Joanna Burnett ... Staff Member

Gabriele Fritz ... Ariel (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: Samuel L Jackson

18 August 2005
Andy and Maggie are this time working on an action movie starring Samuel L Jackson. Andy finds himself cornered into a friendship with an incredibly over-friendly middle-aged Welshman also working on the set. Maggie finds herself attracted to black actor Danny on set, but isn't sure how to talk to him because of his race.

Season 1, Episode 6: Patrick Stewart

25 August 2005
As Andy's useless agent still hasn't managed to get him any work, he takes it upon himself to get his sitcom script read by somebody. He manages to get it to Patrick Stewart, who passes it onto the BBC, who decide to develop it. However, Andy finds himself stuck developing the script with a nearly unbearably camp man, a problem he shares with Maggie, who unwittingly repeats it to Andy's colleague later on, possibly jeopardizing Andy's chances of getting his sitcom made.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Orlando Bloom

14 September 2006
Andy finally gets the chance to make his sitcom, but things aren't going his way. Meanwhile Maggie is an extra on an Orlando Bloom film.

Season 2, Episode 2: David Bowie

21 September 2006
The first episode of Andy's sitcom, "When the Whistle Blows" is getting harsh reviews but draws respectable viewing numbers. Andy begins to get recognized on the street and in pubs.

Season 2, Episode 3: Daniel Radcliffe

28 September 2006
First comes the success, then the backlash and the British press aren't about to change the rules. Andy has incurred their wrath and needs an experienced P.R. guru to help him. On the set of his new film, Daniel Radcliffe is trying his staggeringly poor chat-up lines on anything female.

Season 2, Episode 4: Chris Martin

5 October 2006
Andy encounters Coldplay's Chris Martin while recording an ad for charity and reluctantly agrees to have him do a cameo on 'When the Whistle Blows'. When his show is nominated for a Bafta Award, everything that could possibly go wrong for Andy during the night of the ceremony does.

Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman

Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs

Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb

Shaun Williamson ... Barry
Martin Savage ... Damon Beesley

Shaun Pye ... Greg

Chris Martin ... Chris Martin

Ronnie Corbett ... Ronnie Corbett
Sarah Moyle ... Kimberley
Jamie Chapman ... Brains

Andrew Buckley ... Gobbler
Patricia Potter ... Andy's Old Flame

Geraldine Alexander ... Boutique Saleswoman
Lee White ... Sales Assistant

Julia Rayner ... Telethon Producer
Toby Longworth ... BAFTA Executive

John Peters ... 'Holby' Producer
Perry Blanks ... Security Guard

Donna Berlin ... Reporter
Marek Larwood ... Autograph Hunter

Richard Briers ... Richard Briers
Moira Stuart ... Moira Stuart

Stephen Fry ... Stephen Fry

Rob Brydon ... Announcer / BAFTA Hosts (voice) (uncredited)
Elizabeth Ford ... Jilly (uncredited)

Natalie Hallam ... When the Whistle Blows Floor Manager (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: Sir Ian McKellen

12 October 2006
Andy's school mate Steve Sherwood visits him on set and inspires Darren to ask Maggie out on a date. Wanting to be recognized more for his acting abilities, Andy auditions for a new play directed by Sir Ian McKellen.

Season 2, Episode 6: Jonathan Ross

19 October 2006
Andy becomes fast friends with Jonathan Ross after making his first chat show appearance. The mother of an ill fan forces him to come and visit her boy at the hospital, so Andy takes Maggie along. Darren is given an ultimatum: arrange a meeting with Robert De Niro or get fired.

Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman

Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs

Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb

Shaun Williamson ... Barry

Robert Lindsay ... Robert Lindsay

Jonathan Ross ... Jonathan Ross

Robert De Niro ... Robert De Niro
Corey J. Smith ... Joe
Regina Freedman ... Mother of Joe

Paul Albertson ... Maggie's Date
Jennie Goossens ... Date's Mother
David McKail ... Date's Father
Penny Ryder ... Parent's Friend

Sarah Preston ... Make-up Woman
Lawry Lewin ... Researcher

Cathy Murphy ... Nurse
Martin Alexander ... Extra (uncredited)
Alex Dee ... Fritz (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: The Extra Special Series Finale

16 December 2007
Andy is unhappy with the fame he has achieved. When a new agent approaches him, Andy fires Darren and quits 'When The Whistle Blows'. Meanwhile, Maggie has hit rock bottom, having given up working as an extra and living in a tiny, dismal flat. Andy however is too self obsessed to notice Maggie's plight.

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