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The Extra Special Series Finale 

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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman
Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs
Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb
Shaun Williamson ... Shaun Williamson / Barry from Eastenders
Shaun Pye ... Greg Lindley Jones
Clive Owen ... Clive Owen
George Michael ... George Michael
Gordon Ramsay ... Gordon Ramsay
David Tennant ... David Tennant
Gareth Hale Gareth Hale ... Gareth Hale
Norman Pace ... Norman Pace
Lionel Blair ... Lionel Blair
Dean Gaffney Dean Gaffney ... Dean Gaffney
June Sarpong June Sarpong ... June Sarpong
Lisa Scott-Lee Lisa Scott-Lee ... Lisa Scott-Lee
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Storyline

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. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2007 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The gentleman Bunny dismisses in the park, just before George Michael turns up, is obviously intended to resemble Quentin Crisp. See more »

Goofs

In the department store, before Maggie asks Andy one her inane 'what would you rather' questions, she calls him 'Ray' (his sitcom character's name) rather than 'Andy'. See more »

Quotes

Clive Owen: Oh, fuck off! I'm Clive Owen. That's mental!
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Connections

Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
(uncredited)
Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr
Performed by The Smiths
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One Of The Best Specials Ever
4 March 2008 | by jdhardmannSee all my reviews

I absolutely adored this special. I found it funny, tragic and amazing. So many details I could reveal, but I think it would be best if I just said that you must see this if you are a fan. I wanted to address some commentary about this special other users have made in terms of it not being too funny, or that people in England really don't talk like Andy and that there were no jokes, et al. I strongly disagree. This special is where Darren and Barry nearly upstage Andy, making me think they should have their own show. I live in Los Angeles-and people actually are this mean and embarrassing and weird when they speak to each other, so maybe this is a case of the Brits not understanding their own comedy and us Americans getting it fully. I do know that Ricky Gervais is a huge Garry Shandling fan, which could be why his humor may be leaning towards us getting his more embarrassing, nastier moments. Almost every word he utters in this special I've heard out of the mouths of actors, producers, directors and retail people here in Hollywood, no doubt. The whole incident with the publicist is not only painful, but very very correct in showing you how actors behave around media. Truly. What I thought was really excellent was how he brings the series full circle, focusing on something far more important than fame or money.

And so what if Ricky Gervais is the person he is making fun of. If you are at all miffed by the contradictions between an actor/writer and his creation, may i suggest sticking to documentaries and fairy tales. What ever Ricky's life is outside the show, what is on the screen is funny and poignant, true and stinging- truth be damned.

I love this special. Love it.


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