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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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 ...  Sheila 14 episodes, 2001-2003
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 6 episodes, 2001-2003
Ralph Ineson ...  Chris 'Finchy' Finch / ... 6 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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The critically acclaimed TV success on the daily life in an office! [Scandinavian DVD.] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The cleaner who always stands motionless and looks directly at the camera is co-creator/director Stephen Merchant's father Ron Merchant. See more »

Quotes

David Brent: I gave a speech only this morning to my staff assuring them that there would not be cutbacks at this branch and there certainly wouldn't be redundancies, so...
Jennifer Taylor-Clark: Well, why on Earth would you do that?
David Brent: Why? Oh, don't know. A little word I think's important in management called morale.
Jennifer Taylor-Clark: Well, surely it's going to be worse for morale in the long run when there ARE redundancies and you've told people that there won't be.
[pause]
David Brent: They won't remember.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.75 (2005) See more »

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Handbags and Gladrags
(theme song)
Written by Mike d'Abo
Performed by Fin
Arranged by Big George
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I come from Slough!
3 February 2004 | by zzapper-2See all my reviews

Even people from Slough have signs on their car windows "Happiness is seeing Slough in your Rear View Mirror". During the war the enemy was invited to bomb Slough; "Come friendly bombs rain on Slough")(no joke).

The Office is one of those programs which when you happen across it, for the first half-hour or so you're completely baffled, its format is so unusual, then before you know it you're hooked.

It's really about the horror of passing so much time with the SAME people (more than with our families). Where any minor incident like the photocopier jamming becomes a slight relief from monotony.

If you like The Office then try "Alan Partridge" like David Brent another nightmarish figure


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Official Sites:

BBCi [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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| (1 episode) | (1 episode)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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