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The Office 

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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.
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2003   2002   2001  
Top Rated TV #219 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ricky Gervais ...  David Brent 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Martin Freeman ...  Tim Canterbury 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Mackenzie Crook ...  Gareth Keenan 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Lucy Davis ...  Dawn Tinsley 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Ewen MacIntosh ...  Keith 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw ...  Ben 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Jamie Deeks Jamie Deeks ...  Jamie 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Jane Lucas Jane Lucas ...  Sheila 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Emma Manton Emma Manton ...  Emma 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Alexander Perkins ...  Ralph 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Philip Pickard Philip Pickard ...  Phillip / ... 14 episodes, 2001-2003
Joel Beckett ...  Lee 13 episodes, 2001-2003
Patrick Baladi ...  Neil Godwin 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Julie Fernandez ...  Brenda 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Rachel Isaac Rachel Isaac ...  Trudy 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Howard Saddler Howard Saddler ...  Oliver 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Stirling Gallacher ...  Jennifer Taylor-Clark 7 episodes, 2001-2003
Ralph Ineson ...  Chris 'Finchy' Finch / ... 7 episodes, 2001-2003
Oliver Chris ...  Ricky Howard / ... 6 episodes, 2001
Stacey Roca ...  Rachel 6 episodes, 2002
Robin Hooper ...  Malcolm 6 episodes, 2001
Angela Clerkin Angela Clerkin ...  Jackie 6 episodes, 2001
Patrick Driver Patrick Driver ...  Patrick 6 episodes, 2002
Tony MacMurray Tony MacMurray ...  Tony 6 episodes, 2002
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A mockumentary about life in a mid-sized suboffice paper merchants in a bleak British industrial town, where manager David Brent thinks he's the coolest, funniest, and most popular boss ever. He isn't. That doesn't stop him from embarrassing himself in front of the cameras on a regular basis, whether from his political sermonizing, his stand-up 'comedy', or his incredibly unique dancing. Meanwhile, long-suffering Tim longs after Dawn the engaged receptionist and keeps himself sane by playing childish practical jokes on his insufferable, army-obsessed deskmate Gareth. Will the Slough office be closed? Will the BBC give David a game show? Will Tim and Dawn end up with each other? And more importantly, will Gareth realize what a hopeless prat he is? Written by Scott

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

(Region 2 DVD) At the first menu let the DVD run for a few minutes until you can hear the phone, then press 'select/ok' on your controller to answer the phone. Then you can watch the full length version of David Brent playing and singing "free love on the free love freeway" featured in The Office: Training (2001). See more »

Quotes

David Brent: There are limits to my comedy. There are things that I'll never laugh at. The handicapped. Because there's nothing funny about them. Or any deformity. It's like when you see someone look at a little handicapped and go 'ooh, look at him, he's not able-bodied. I am, I'm prejudiced.' Yeah, well, at least the little handicapped fella is able-minded. Unless he's not, it's difficult to tell with the wheelchair ones.
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Connections

Followed by The Return of Brent (2013) See more »

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Handbags and Gladrags
(theme song)
Written by Mike d'Abo
Performed by Fin
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Genius
30 November 2004 | by tim_bidetSee all my reviews

"The Office" is quite simply worth watching. I am tired of hearing people criticising it. It's not that it's not worthy of criticism, but the fact that those who label it as "overrated" and "falling short of expectations" have only ever seen one episode, or the Christmas Special, or 'The Dance'. It defies logic to make a judgment on a 14 episode programme on 2 feature-length episodes that merely act as a means of updating and rounding-off the series. I have yet to hear anyone make a solid argument as to why The Office fails in any way.

If you have not yet seen it, get Series 1 and 2 and settle down on a rainy afternoon ready to emerse and commit yourself. Forget the hype, put the dance scene that you've seen a million times out of your mind, and just watch each episode in order. Then make your own judgment. If you liked it, you will want to see the Christmas Specials; if you didn't, you won't.

Using a cast of unknown, yet perfectly chosen actors, The Office is a sharp, funny, painful, emotional and fabulous take on office life.


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