- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books (3 Oct. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0563488476
- ISBN-13: 978-0563488477
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 1.8 x 36.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Office: The Scripts Paperback – 3 Oct 2002
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Original and accurate and painfully funny: it will have every office in the coutnry twitching with spasms of recognition . . . This is a gem. -- The Times
Scarily realistic but hilarious -- The Observer
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Top Customer Reviews
If you enjoyed this programme, you NEED to buy this book. Set in the office of a paper merchents in Slough ("Come friendly bombs, and fall on Slough") the book contains the full scripts of the first series.
Theres loads of photos, and even the full music and lyric for "Freelove Freeway"
You either loved the office, or you hated it!! If your reading this, the chances are, im preaching to the converted!
I do understand though that this isn't what the fans of The Office would have wanted or expected from a scripts book, and that the book was only profitable as a reference for obsessives at the time The Office took the UK by storm. Still, it felt like a missed opportunity.
However, there is some fantastic extra material in here that you wouldn't get with a standard script, such as original emails between Brent and the TV company making the documentary, as well as a lot of colour pictures and music for some of Brent's songs in the show.
It was a tough call between three and four stars, because I can see at whom these books have been aimed and I appreciate that whoever has put them together has done a great job. I just don't really see the point of releasing the "scripts" if they're 100% identical to the show to the extent of such detailed directions that they simply must have been retroactively constructed from the programme as aired.
In series 2, the Swindon and Slough branches of the papermerchant merge, leaving David Brent (Ricky Gervais) with a whole host of new characters to try - and fail- to impress.
Now of course, reading the script can't bring the comedy to it that only Ricky Gervais's performance can, but as he wrote the script (With Stephen Merchant), it's almost as good. Pictures are included, and sometimes little extras.
The perfect gift for any Office fan, so they can sit and read along with show! Don't laugh, I know you all do it!
Excellent for picking up, reading a random page - and you can really picture every scene.
Great value for money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So useful for aspiring sitcom writers to have this as a resource.Published 3 months ago by Mary Scott