Charity: The Office: Series 2


Red Nose day at Wernham Hogg and staff are getting into the spirit of charity fund raising dressing up or doing comic stunts. Tim dis-cludes himself from the wackiness of the event and Chris Finch gets too involved with his sexual inneuendo.

Dawn is giving out kisses for a pound and Tim decides to give Gareth a kiss for the same donation. Neil and Rachel perform a charity disco dance for the staff and jealous Brent boasts he could do better giving a spontaneous dance that leaves the crowd gobsmacked not for the right reason.

Tim finally gets into Red Nose day hiding all of Gareths posessions for charity and when Dawn kisses him passionately for a pound it reawakens his feelings for her and he starts to distance himself from Rachel,unaware that Dawn and Lee are planning to leave for America

Brent is confronted by Neil and Jennifer about an overdue report and fed up with his incompetence Neil instructs him to take a redundancy package offer. The downcast Brent carries on with the Wernham Hogg news story for the local paper, disappointed at their decision.

Charity CAST & CREW


David Brent: Ricky Gervais
Tim Canterbury: Martin Freeman
Gareth Keenan: Mackenzie Crook
Dawn Tinsley: Lucy Davis
Patrick Baladi: Neil Godwin
Stacey Roca: Rachel
Ewen MacIntosh: Keith
Stirling Gallacher: Jennifer Taylor-Clark
Joel Beckett: Lee
Ralph Ineson: Chris 'Finchy' Finch


Howard Saddler: Oliver
Rachel Issac: Trudy
Julie Fernandez: Brenda
Ben Bradshaw: Ben
Jamie Deeks: Jamie
Jane Lucas: Sheila
Patrick Driver: Patrick
Tony MacMurray: Tony
Alexander Perkins: Ralph
Emma Louise Manton: Emma
Philip Pickard: Phillip

Guest Stars:

Stephen Merchant: Nathan 'Oggy' aka The Ogg Monster
Bruce Mackinnon: Jimmy the Perv
Hugh Parker: Photgrapher

Production Staff:

Writers - Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Directors - Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Producer - Ash Atalla
Executive Producer - Anil Gupta
Executive Producer - Jon Plowman

Charity REVIEWS:


Well it all comes unwound for David Brent and on his favourite day of the year. Red Nose Days' are huge in the U.K. people dress up and do weird things for charity, sort of a bit like being in a circus...except they don't do it for charity...they do it for food...same thing yeah? Anyways yep it's the episode where Brent does THAT dance, flashdance infused with MC Hammer shit.

They shouldn't look too gobsmacked after all it's Brent and the staff coaxed him into doing it. Still Neil and Rachel's dance shows off more of their talents to the envy of Brent and delight of Tim. The latter pulls his two top gags on Gareth by kissing him on the lips and hiding all his possessions for charity.

It's a great episode that brings all the background dramas to a head as Dawn blatently reveals her feelings to Tim in a kiss but doesn't break up with Lee - what a cow! You can see Martin Freeman's Tim puzzling over the meaning of the kiss for the rest of the episode and no longer sure about his lovely Rachel.

What some gals with do for a bit of attention...and some guys. Case in point Brent who gets too involved in the wacky humour of red nose day and avoids work he promised the boss he's get done. If it wasn't for his egotistical cheekiness at not doing the right thing he'd probably get away with it but being flip with your boss does no favours.

No wonder they finally demand he take a redundancy package rather than give him three warnings. Although it's nice move by Gervais and Merchant is the direction and performance that although you want to see BRent get the arse you also feel sorry for it happening and Neil and Jenny being so nice yet ruthless with the way they give it too him. Nice pathos. 8/10

Favourite bits:

Tim hiding all Gareth's posessions

Most Cringe worthy:

the redundancy offer given to Brent and his reaction.

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