Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, writers and producers of the critically acclaimed BBC series The Office, team up again for another brilliant comedy. Similarly to last time, Gervais takes the centre stage and Merchant is in the background. This time Gervais is an aspiring actor, as is his best friend Maggie.

The show generally has two angles. Firstly, Andy Millman (Gervais) is trying desperately to break through, which means a line here and there or any obvious camera presence. His luck is not improved by having a horribly inadequate agent (Merchant). Also, Maggie is a bit bumbling and more often than not puts Andy in rather precarious situations that result in him losing more than just face.

The other strand that runs throughout is their normal lives. Just as The Office wasn't purely about office antics, and touched on the lives of the people, so too does Extras delve into not only their personal lives, but also the relationship/friendship between Andy and Maggie.

The series also features different real life 'stars' and more often than not, these actors play integral roles in the shows story, as opposed to simple cameos.

Episode Info

Prev: S02-Special -- Christmas Special (Dec/27/2007)

Andy is now starring in a successful television series and has a new agent to represent him but he still wants more. Maggie has had a tough time and is having to work as a cleaner to get by.

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
As Andy Millman
Ashley JensenAshley Jensen
As Maggie Jacobs
Stephen MerchantStephen Merchant
As The Agent
Shaun WilliamsonShaun Williamson
As Barry (Series 2)

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Producer: Charlie Hanson
First Assistant Director: Sam Dawking
Second Assistant Director: Jude Campbell, Bart Bailey
Location Manager: Jo Randall
Script Supervisor: Tessa Kimbell
Production Coordinator: Samantha Waite
Third Assistant Director: Jennie Fava

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Recurring Guests

Shaun Pye as Greg (4 eps)
Guy Henry as Iain Morris (3 eps)
Andrew Buckley as Gobbler (3 eps)
Liza Tarbuck as Rita (3 eps)
Shaun Williamson as Barry (3 eps)
Sarah Moyle as Kimberley (3 eps)
Jonathan Ross (2 eps)
Martin Savage as Damon Beesley (2 eps)
Jamie Chapman as Brains (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 21, 2005
Ended: December 27, 2007
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