About the Series
Genre: British Sitcom
First Transmission: 2001-2003
The Office is a mockumentary sitcom created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
It concerns the adventures of a motley crew of office workers in the paper company Wernham and Hogg.
It has been remade in many countries.
Ricky Gervais: David Brent
Martin Freeman: Tim Canterbury
Mackenzie Crook: Gareth Keenan
Lucy Davis: Dawn Tinsley
Best Episode [ S3 Ep2 ]
Christmas Special Part 2 – Tim’s world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can’t help but get his hopes up again. Meanwhile, David Brent has been using the services of a dating agency and, in between making celebrity appearances in nightclubs, he meets up for drinks with a rather disappointing selection of single women. The office Christmas party kicks off like any other but there are a few surprises in store…
27 December 2003
Worst Episode [ S1 Ep1 ]
Downsize – David Brent is the manager of the Slough branch of the Wernham Hogg paper company and he and some of his staff are having a bit of a rough morning after over-imbibing the night before. When his boss Jennifer Taylor-Clark drops in she tells him that the company can no longer afford both a Swindon and a Slough branch and that one is to be merged into the other. She also tells him there are going to be redundancies. Word spreads through the office quickly but David assures everyone that their jobs are safe.
9 July 2001
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
Downsize (2001) –
David Brent is told that the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg is to be merged with the Swindon branch and that there will be redundancies.
Work Experience (2001) –
David discovers a doctored pornographic image of himself and orders Gareth to investigate and catch the culprit.
The Quiz (2001) –
It’s quiz night!
Training (2001) –
It’s training day, but David cannot stop himself from constantly interrupting.
New Girl (2001) –
Chris Finch shows up at the office and they all go on their regular Wednesday outing.
Judgement (2001) –
The day comes to announce the redundancies and David inadvertently becomes the hero.
Merger (2002) –
It’s the day of the merger and the new manager of the combined Slough branch, Neil Godwin, arrives.
Appraisals (2002) –
David is doing staff appraisals and most of the staff approach it with an astonishingly low level of enthusiasm.
Party (2002) –
David gets a huge ego boost when a training firm offers him a tidy sum for a 15-minute training presentation.
Motivation (2002) –
Neil takes David to task for not thinking things through before making decisions.
Charity (2002) –
It’s the annual comic relief day fundraiser at the office and the employees are up to their usual silliness with David trying to outdo Neil with a ridiculous dance.
Interview (2002) –
It’s David last day and he is outwardly very calm about it all but later tries to get Neil to change his decision.
Christmas Special (1) (2003) –
It’s been three years since the BBC documentary crew first arrived at the office. Gareth Keenan is now in charge and David is a sales rep for a cleaning products company.
Christmas Special (2) (2003) –
Tim’s world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello, and David uses the services of a dating agency.