Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
This week we will be looking at the two different versions of a show that was both a hit in the UK and over seas. Today we will be looking at the show that started it all and then on Friday looking at the remake of the show – The Office
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
The song is Handbags and the Gladrags instrumental version.
About the Show
Summary of Plot
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 Brent as they continue their daily lives. – IMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
2 seasons, 12 episodes and 2 specials.
Ricky Gervais – David Brent
Martin Freeman – Tim Canterbury
Mackenzie Crook – Gareth Keenan
Lucy Davis – Dawn Tinsley
Partrick Baladi – Neil Godwin
Ralph Ineson – Chris Finch
Stirling Gallacher – Jennifer Taylor-Clarke
+ The first British sitcom in over 25 years to be nominated for a Golden Globe and the first to actually win
+ The series started as a small home made video by Stephen Merchant when he was trying to get a job at the BBC.
+ In every episode there is a shot from the exact angle of the photocopier making multiple copies of a document
+ Holds the record for the highest non-feature DVD sales in the UK
Hotel Role Play
Simply the Best
The David Brent Dance