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Meet Andy Millman, Actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. Andy (Ricky Gervais) is a desperate man. He's been an actor for five years but thanks to his useless agent (Stephen Merchant), he's never done any acting. Instead he's just a lowly film extra, walking around in the background while the stars do their lines.

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Meet Andy Millman, Actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. Andy (Ricky Gervais) is a desperate man. He's been an actor for five years but thanks to his useless agent (Stephen Merchant), he's never done any acting. Instead he's just a lowly film extra, walking around in the background while the stars do their lines.

    • Episode 1

    Series 1: Ben Stiller

    Meet Andy Millman, Actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have struck comedy gold again with the BAFTA, EMMY and Golden Globe winning "Extras". The BBC hit comedy "Extras" brings to life the mundane tedium of the life of Andy Millman (Gervais). Andy is a desperate man. He’s been an actor for five years but thanks to his useless agent (Merchant), he’s never done any acting. Instead he’s just a lowly film extra, walking around in the background while the stars do their lines. Andy’s only friend in the world is Maggie (Ashley Jenson), a fellow extra and a hopeless romantic. While Maggie pursues the man of her dreams, Andy decides he’ll do whatever it takes to get himself noticed.

    • 30 Minutes

    Meet Andy Millman, Actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have struck comedy gold again with the BAFTA, EMMY and Golden Globe winning "Extras". The BBC hit comedy "Extras" brings to life the mundane tedium of the life of Andy Millman (Gervais). Andy is a desperate man. He’s been an actor for five years but thanks to his useless agent (Merchant), he’s never done any acting. Instead he’s just a lowly film extra, walking around in the background while the stars do their lines. Andy’s only friend in the world is Maggie (Ashley Jenson), a fellow extra and a hopeless romantic. While Maggie pursues the man of her dreams, Andy decides he’ll do whatever it takes to get himself noticed.

    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Series 1: Ross Kemp and Vinnie Jones

    Andy is working on a period drama starring Ross Kemp who regales Andy with tales of what a real hard man he is -- tougher even than guest star Vinnie Jones. When Vinnie hears about this boast via Andy's enemy Greg, he is none too pleased.

    • 30 Minutes

    Andy is working on a period drama starring Ross Kemp who regales Andy with tales of what a real hard man he is -- tougher even than guest star Vinnie Jones. When Vinnie hears about this boast via Andy's enemy Greg, he is none too pleased.

    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Series 1: Kate Winslet

    Andy and Maggie find themselves on the set of a World War 2 film starring Kate Winslet. Kate is hell bent on winning an Oscar and leaves Andy and Maggie taken aback by her foul language and relationship advice.

    • 30 Minutes

    Andy and Maggie find themselves on the set of a World War 2 film starring Kate Winslet. Kate is hell bent on winning an Oscar and leaves Andy and Maggie taken aback by her foul language and relationship advice.

    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Series 1: Les Dennis

    Andy's agent has got him some work at last -- as a genie in the pantomime Aladdin starring Les Dennis. Les is going through something of a mid-life crisis and is unhappy at the path his career is taking.

    • 30 Minutes

    Andy's agent has got him some work at last -- as a genie in the pantomime Aladdin starring Les Dennis. Les is going through something of a mid-life crisis and is unhappy at the path his career is taking.

    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Series 1: Samuel L. Jackson

    During the filming of a police thriller Andy has managed to bag himself a scene with the star, Samuel L Jackson. However, Maggie's attempts to date the other co-star could ruin it for Andy.

    • 30 Minutes

    During the filming of a police thriller Andy has managed to bag himself a scene with the star, Samuel L Jackson. However, Maggie's attempts to date the other co-star could ruin it for Andy.

    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Series 1: Patrick Stewart

    Whilst working on a production of The Tempest, Andy shows his sitcom script to Patrick Stewart who agrees to show it to the BBC. The BBC invite Andy in for a meeting with a view to turning it into a pilot -- is this Andy's big break?

    • 30 Minutes

    Whilst working on a production of The Tempest, Andy shows his sitcom script to Patrick Stewart who agrees to show it to the BBC. The BBC invite Andy in for a meeting with a view to turning it into a pilot -- is this Andy's big break?

    • 30 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Series 2: Orlando Bloom

    Andy's sitcom When The Whistle Blows is being filmed and although he is the show's star he has misgivings about the changes he feels have been forced on him. Maggie is working on a drama starring Orlando Bloom who is dumbfounded when she says she doesn't find him attractive.

    • 29 Minutes

    Andy's sitcom When The Whistle Blows is being filmed and although he is the show's star he has misgivings about the changes he feels have been forced on him. Maggie is working on a drama starring Orlando Bloom who is dumbfounded when she says she doesn't find him attractive.

    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Series 2: David Bowie

    Andy's sitcom doesn't get good reviews but the public seem to like it. Andy's isn't too happy about being asked to repeat his catchphrase. Andy's first visit to a celebrity hangout ends in humiliation when David Bowie makes up an unflattering song about him.

    • 28 Minutes

    Andy's sitcom doesn't get good reviews but the public seem to like it. Andy's isn't too happy about being asked to repeat his catchphrase. Andy's first visit to a celebrity hangout ends in humiliation when David Bowie makes up an unflattering song about him.

    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 9

    Series 2: Daniel Radcliffe

    Daniel Radcliffe guests as a lusty teenager desperate to impress any lady including Maggie. Andy finds himself in a spot of bother when some remarks he made are picked up on by the press. Then things go from bad to worse when he is involved in an altercation with a co-star.

    • 28 Minutes

    Daniel Radcliffe guests as a lusty teenager desperate to impress any lady including Maggie. Andy finds himself in a spot of bother when some remarks he made are picked up on by the press. Then things go from bad to worse when he is involved in an altercation with a co-star.

    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 10

    Series 2: Chris Martin

    Chris Martin from Coldplay guest stars making a charity video with Andy -- however he seems to be more interested in plugging his album than anything else. Andy is also nominated for a BAFTA but the awards ceremony does not run smoothly.

    • 27 Minutes

    Chris Martin from Coldplay guest stars making a charity video with Andy -- however he seems to be more interested in plugging his album than anything else. Andy is also nominated for a BAFTA but the awards ceremony does not run smoothly.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 11

    Series 2: Ian McKellen

    As the critical mauling of his sitcom continues, Andy is desperate for some credibility. He signs up for a serious play but the subject matter makes him very uncomfortable and he ends up abandoning the performance. Maggie meanwhile has said yes to a date with Andy's agent Darren Lamb.

    • 28 Minutes

    As the critical mauling of his sitcom continues, Andy is desperate for some credibility. He signs up for a serious play but the subject matter makes him very uncomfortable and he ends up abandoning the performance. Maggie meanwhile has said yes to a date with Andy's agent Darren Lamb.

    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 12

    Series 2: Jonathan Ross

    After befriending Jonathan Ross it appears Andy thinks he's outgrown his sitcom, his friends and definitely his agent. Andy is intent on sacking his agent until Darren reveals he has got Andy a meeting with Robert De Niro -- but Andy is skeptical and has a prior charity engagement.

    • 27 Minutes

    After befriending Jonathan Ross it appears Andy thinks he's outgrown his sitcom, his friends and definitely his agent. Andy is intent on sacking his agent until Darren reveals he has got Andy a meeting with Robert De Niro -- but Andy is skeptical and has a prior charity engagement.

    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 13

    Extras: The Special

    Maggie is still struggling as an actor whilst Andy has the success he craves with "When the Whistle Blows." However, the show has been changed so much, it no longer resembles his original idea. To make things worse, Greg is having the kind of success Andy craves, which leads Andy to ask himself what he really wants from fame, and whether he really wants it at all.

    • 1 Hour 21 Minutes

    Maggie is still struggling as an actor whilst Andy has the success he craves with "When the Whistle Blows." However, the show has been changed so much, it no longer resembles his original idea. To make things worse, Greg is having the kind of success Andy craves, which leads Andy to ask himself what he really wants from fame, and whether he really wants it at all.

    • 1 Hour 21 Minutes
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