The Office

6 American Sitcoms Based on British Originals

Back in November, the Anglophenia video channel pulled together a comprehensive list of all of the American TV shows that were given a dusting down and a glittering up for an American audience. Some were huge hit shows on both sides of …

Ricky Gervais Promises Longer ‘Derek’ Special for Netflix Premiere

U.K. fans of Derek said farewell to the Ricky Gervais-created character over the Christmas period, with an hour-long finale special that aired on Channel 4 on December 22.

WATCH: Martin Freeman in ‘The Office: Middle Earth’ on SNL

You may have already seen this, but it bears repeating. Because no matter how impressive it seems the first time, it’s only on the second or third viewing that you realize how odd it must be for Martin Freeman to reenact scenes he …

A Sitcom Tour of Great Britain

The cultural and linguistic variety on display across Britain can make understanding the different regions a difficult prospect for the unfamiliar. Fortunately, the great television staple that is the British sitcom is on hand, and …

Ricky Gervais Is Making A David Brent Rockumentary

If you’ve been reading about Ricky Gervais and his seemingly constant need to resurrect his most famous creation David Brent, do not be fooled into thinking this is some act of career desperation on his part.

David Brent Confirms Performance Dates via Twitter

Ricky Gervais’s alter ego, office middle-manager David Brent, will be performing with his band Foregone Conclusion on October 14 and 23 at London’s Bloomsbury Theater.

Ten Of Britain’s Funniest Workplaces

Sitcoms often work best when they present characters stuck in a situation they feel unable to get out of, try as they might. And while there is a lot of scope for this kind of thing in the home, the best examples can be found in offices …

‘The Office’s Stephen Merchant Stars in HBO’s ‘Hello Ladies’

Why, hello sir. Fancy seeing you here.

Ricky Gervais Planning ‘David Brent’ Movie?

Although the U.K. version of The Office ended almost a decade ago, it seems Ricky Gervais just can’t leave the character of David Brent alone.

Happy, Happy!: It’s a Big Week for British Birthdays

Grab a party hat and noisemaker, please, and join us.  Here at Anglophenia, we’re kicking off a new weekly feature running on Mondays in which we highlight the birthdays of well-known Brits.