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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2011 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's big on ego. And a little short on everything else.
Plot:
The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.
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Cast

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Warwick Davis ... Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Ricky Gervais ... Ricky Gervais (7 episodes, 2011-2013)

Stephen Merchant ... Stephen Merchant (7 episodes, 2011-2013)

Rosamund Hanson ... Cheryl (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steve Brody ... Accountant (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jo Enright ... Sue (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Shaun Williamson ... Shaun Williamson (5 episodes, 2011-2013)

Kiruna Stamell ... Amy (4 episodes, 2011-2013)

Les Dennis ... Les Dennis (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Matthew Holness ... Ian (3 episodes, 2011)
Keith Chegwin ... Keith Chegwin (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Peter Bonner ... Little Pete / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sarah Bennett ... Ebony / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Colin Hoult ... Bryan / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jon Key ... Anthony (2 episodes, 2011)
Raymond Griffiths ... Ray (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
George Appleby ... Dan (2 episodes, 2011-2013)

Lauren Barrand ... Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Ricky Gervais (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ricky Gervais (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Series Produced by
Mark Freeland .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Charlie Hanson .... producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Judith Bantock .... line producer (7 episodes, 2011)
Katie Mavroleon .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2011)

Michelle Farr .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Martin Hawkins (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Halladey (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Graham Barker (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Tracey Gillham (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Anna Higginson (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kaye Robertson (7 episodes, 2011)
Mel Thompson (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Andy Grogan (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Amanda Monk (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair and make-up designer (7 episodes, 2011)
Hannah Edwards .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2011)
Pippa Woods .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Saskia Whinney .... unit manager (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sam Dawking .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Freddie Hall .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Adam Morris .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Stephanie Nicolle .... art department assistant / assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
James Baylan .... property master (7 episodes, 2011)
Philip A. Brown .... assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011)
Amrita Ghir .... art department assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Dean Hawley .... hod painter (7 episodes, 2011)
Kamlan Man .... buyer (7 episodes, 2011)
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Runchman .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Matt Waites .... sound editor (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ben Coleman .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Leigh Crisp .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 2011)
Amber Howorth .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Waldo Valenzuela .... dubbing re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2011)
Adele Fletcher .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Gershon .... fx editor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Adam Graves .... visual effects (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Louise Edmunds .... focus puller / assistant camera / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Paul Barlow .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2011)
Martin Blinko .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2011)
Trevelyan Oliver .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Roland C. Phillips .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera / assistant camera (7 episodes, 2011)
Nathan Wiley .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2011)
Graham Banks .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
David Tanner .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Tanner .... best boy / gaffer (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgina Sparrow .... wardrobe assistant / costume assistant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lyndsey Jones .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (7 episodes, 2011)
Becky Page .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Ben Hope .... security leadman (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Josh Adams .... floor runner (7 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Bailey .... assistant location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Dylan Davies .... unit medic (7 episodes, 2011)
Eirwen Davies .... production executive (7 episodes, 2011)
Richard Green .... production accountant / production assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Gurjit Kharbanda .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Marilyn Kirby .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2011)
Jo Randall .... location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Lydia Scott .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Jago Lee .... developed in association with: Blink Films (6 episodes, 2011)
 

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Reach for the stars, 3 October 2013
Author: Prismark10 from United Kingdom

With Extras finished Gervais and Merchant wanted to mine the same path. This time Gervais & Merchant play a version of themselves as some sort of comedy producers/agents with Warwick Davis as a showbiz dwarf, rather egoistical and selfish but also fallen on hard times.

It is a mockumentary and rather absurdist. Davis is not likable and we think his heart is in the right place although as a talent agent for other dwarfs he takes the best acting parts for himself. Its hard to sympathise for him but easier to cringe although Davis does offer a lot of physical comedy.

There is also the sidebar of Gervais and Merchant with his usual team of Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and Barry from Eastenders who are joined by a star cameo each week such as Liam Neeson popping up wanting more comedy parts which is a throwback to their previous series 'Extras.'

Still like Extras there is enough to make it work, the cameos are amusing, Davis is entertaining as he bravely soldiers on and his hapless accountant provides the laughs.

The show only lasted one series and was wrapped up in a special one off episode where Val Kilmer turned up as Batman and Davis is softened up slightly and understands the need to be less selfish.

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