The Office (UK) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Office (UK) (2001 - 2003)

The Office (UK) (2001 - 2003)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

The terrific Britcom about a dysfunctional workplace from hell helped put BBC America on the TV map, attracting a wider audience of hip, young viewers. This wickedly funny mockumentary tracks the monotonous doings at a paper-product firm in the dreary London suburb of Slough. Ricky Gervais (who wrote and directed the series with Stephen Merchant) plays it perfectly deadpan as David Brent, the inept office manager who has deluded himself into thinking that he's both a funny guy and a great boss.

The Office (UK) Photos


Critics Consensus: Bittersweet, satisfying and surprisingly hopeful, this 2-part epilogue of The Office has perhaps done the unthinkable -- redeemed David Brent.

2003, BBC Two, 2 episodes

Critics Consensus: Ending the only way a show about an office really could -- with resignations and promotions -- The Office concludes on a high note that remains utterly rewatchable.

2002, BBC Two, 6 episodes

Critics Consensus: With a first season that altered the TV comedy landscape, the original British version of The Office proves the most mundane parts of daily life can be as hilarious as they are cringeworthy.

2001, BBC Two, 6 episodes


Ricky Gervais
as David Brent
MacKenzie Crook
as Gareth Keenan
Martin Freeman
as Tim Canterbury
Lucy Davis
as Dawn Tinsley
Ralph Ineson
as Chris Finch
Ewan Macintosh
as Keith Bishop
Stirling Gallacher
as Jennifer Taylor Clarke
Oliver Chris
as Ricky Howard
Robin Hooper
as Malcolm
Patrick Baladi
as Neil Godwin
Nicola Cotter
as Karen Roper
Stephen Merchant
as Oggmonster
Sterling Gallacher
as Jennifer Taylor Clark
Robin Ince
as Stuart Foot
Bruce MacKinnon
as Jimmy the Perv
Tiffany Stevenson-Oake
as Girl in Nightclub 1
Hugh Parker
as Photographer
Ellen Collier
as Girl in Nightclub 2
Che Given
as Speaker 1
View All

Series Details

TV Network: BBC Two
Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2001
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Jon Plowman
Full Cast
Related News & Interviews

News & Interviews for The Office (UK)

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Office (UK) on our TV talk forum!