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 

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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.

Characters:

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

Trivia

+ 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

 

Classic Clips 

Hotel Role Play

Simply the Best 

The David Brent Dance 

 

 

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