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The Office

Author: Ben Walters; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : BFI Publishing, 2005.
Series: BFI TV classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When The Office first aired in July 2001, it attracted a tiny audience and BBC2's lowest approval rating of the year (apart from women's bowls). Some viewers even failed even to identify the series as a comedy - and not without reason." "Set in the banal environs of a Slough paper merchants and presented in deadpan 'docusoap' style, the series was built around neither one-liners nor farcical set-ups, but the
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Walters, Ben.
Office.
London : BFI Publishing, 2005
(OCoLC)646536625
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Walters; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 1844570916 9781844570911
OCLC Number: 61529129
Description: 184 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 19 cm.
Series Title: BFI TV classics.
Responsibility: Ben Walters.

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Created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office is arguably the first British TV masterpiece of the new century. Ben Walters traces the roots of The Office in the history of British comedy:  Read more...

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