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Extras - The Collection DVD


Extras is the spiritual successor to The Office created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Series 1: Ricky plays Andy Millman who having given up his day job to be an actor finds he just can't land the big parts. In fact he rarely gets a speaking role so spends most of his days stuck in a green room with other extras envying the A-list stars with his fellow actor Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen). Each episode Extras has a different setting and cameo appearances from guest artists including: Samuel L Jackson Kate Winslet Ben Stiller Ross Kemp Vinnie Jones and Les Dennis! Series 2: The second series sees Andy (Gervais) experience the highs he has longed for with his newly written sitcom 'When The Whistle Blows'. However while the show achieves high ratings Andy's creative integrity is under threat from the catchphrase-riddled mainstream appeal of it all. The answer; artistic credibility and celebrity friends which leaves poor Maggie out in the cold now working as a background artist on Andy's breakthrough venture. As before a slew of high-profile celebrities pop up for some hilarious cameos including Sir Ian McKellen Robert De Niro and Orlando Bloom amongst others all willing and able to humiliate themselves!

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Contains series one and two of the comedy show EXTRAS as well as the EXTRAS special In series one Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is an actor but his agent cannot get him an acting job Instead he is just an extra in films ever hopeful that one day he will actually get some lines Series two of EXTRAS finds extra Andy Millman commissioned by the BBC to create and star in the sitcom &39;When The Whistle Blows&39; However Andy&39;s initial happiness with his achievement is soon quelled when he finds he has to make a lowest common denominator show in order to appeal to the broadest possible audience The two series of the deadpan comedy come to a close in this sensational finale At this point Ricky Gervais&39;s lowly extra Andy Millman has finally made some headway in the entertainment industry Millman&39;s sitcom WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS has been commissioned and is an outright hit Unfortunately its three series of predictable plotlines and critical beatings have begun to weigh on its creator In this climax to the celebrity-studded series Andy Millman has to make the tough decision on whether to give up all he&39;s worked for in a bid for respectability Age Rating 15

Series 1 and 2 plus the Christmas special of the BBC comedy from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, following the humiliations of professional film extra Andy Millman (Gervais) and his eccentric friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) as they try - and fail - to gain significant lines or parts in various productions. Each episode features a notable guest star sending themselves up in a cameo appearance. Episodes comprise: 'Ben Stiller', 'Ross Kemp', 'Kate Winslet', 'Les Dennis', 'Samuel L Jackson', 'Patrick Stewart', 'Orlando Bloom', 'David Bowie', 'Daniel Radcliffe', 'Chris Martin', 'Sir Ian McKellen' and 'Jonathan Ross'. And the Christmas special 'The Extra Special Series Finale'

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