Comedy Performer: Mackenzie Crook

Judgment

The final episode of the first series starts with a meeting in the office of David Brent, manager of the Slough branch of paper merchant Wernham Hogg. In the presence of sycophant Gareth Keenan, Brent is telling warehouse worker and non-fork-lift-truck-driving fork lift truck driver Alex that he is being made redundant. What follows is high farce in the best traditions of British Comedy. Continue reading

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New Girl

For some strange reason, given that the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg, a paper merchants, is facing the threat of redundancies, branch manager David Brent has decided that he needs a new secretary. There are two candidates for the post, but which one will he choose? Continue reading

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Training

Today is a staff training day at the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg. Charismatic branch manager, David Brent has hired an outside trainer, Rowan to deliver the training on customer care. However, in his usual manner, Brent seems only to undermine Rowan… Continue reading

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The Quiz

It’s Tim’s birthday – actually it’s Tim’s 30th birthday, and he’s in early, because his mum had got him up early to give him his birthday present. And what a classy gift it is… Continue reading

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Work Experience

Brent keeps up his pretence that there will be no redundancies at the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg as he introduces a new employee to the workforce. Donna is gorgeous, a real eye turner, and the daughter of friends of Brent’s, so he is particularly nauseating around her. But how will he react to the email showing a pornographic image of a woman with his head superimposed on it… Continue reading

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Downsize

The first episode of The Office was originally aired on BBC2 on 9 July 2001. I realise now why I missed this first episode – I was on my honeymoon. Anyway, enough of my pleasing reminiscences. David Brent is the … Continue reading

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