Episode 4: Chris Martin

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 10/5/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, asks if he can appear, and sing, in Andy's sitcom much to Andy's reluctance. Bad reviews continue to flood in, but it's better news when Andy gets a surprise nomination for a BAFTA award for Best Comedy Performance.Things soon start to go wrong at the ceremony when he is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time with Ronnie Corbett. And when Maggie tells Andy's former girlfriend another embarrassing secret, she uses this nugget of information to get her own back on Andy for calling her, "the most boring woman in the world".moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jamie Chapman


  • Ricky Gervais

    Andy Millman

  • Stephen Merchant

    Andy's agent

  • Ashley Jensen

    Maggie Jacobs

  • Shaun Williamson


  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Andy Goes to the BAFTA After being Nominated and Chris Martin Guest stars as a selcenterd version of himself.

    By Quachett, Jul 21, 2009

  • This is my absolute favorite episode of the series.

    By gbvfan13, May 27, 2007

  • Chris Martin is full of himself and Andy gets a BAFTA nomination.

    By martin_uy, Mar 12, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • (Andy runs into a holding Stephen Fry in the Gents - Fry is holding his BAFTA) Stephen Fry: [Referring to 'When the Whistle Blows'] Looks a bit desperate. That's all I'm saying. Andy: I don't really feel desperate. As I say, it's a knockabout comedy. I'm not into 'high art'. Stephen Fry: Ah yes, but as Oscar Wilde so wonderfully put it: 'We're all in the gutters, but some of us are looking at the stars.' [Stephen Fry makes the 1st of many 'almost' exits from the restroom] Andy: He was probably looking up men's trousers, the old poof. Stephen Fry: Sorry? Andy: He was looking up at the stars, yeah. Stephen Fry: Yes, that's right. I'm off to be looking at some stars myself right now. Andy: (Voice lowered, but threatening) You're going to be seeing some stars in a minute. Stephen Fry: What? Andy: Nothing! Why do you keep coming back in?

    • Agent: What is the best news you could receive today? Andy: You're going on full time at the Carphone Warehouse.

    • Chris Martin: Can we get on with this? I've got to do AIDS and alzheimers and land mines this afternoon, and I want to get back to Deal or No Deal ... plus Gwyneth's making drumsticks.

    • Agent: What news could you get that would mean you finally got the critical respect you've been looking for? Andy: I don't know BBC1 comedy with catchphrases and stupid wigs filmed in front of a live studio audience of morons, is suddenly considered cool. Agent [laughs] That's never going to happen is it?

    • Maggie: Is that the woman you lost your virginity to? Andy: Who? Maggie: The one that looks like Ronnie Corbett. Andy: That is Ronnie Corbett. Why would she be wearing a tuxedo? Maggie: She might be a lesbian. Andy: Then why would I lose my virginity to a lesbian? Maggie: Don't know she might have turned lesbian after you slept with her.

    Trivia (3)

    • In this episode, Ricky Gervais' character, Andy, is nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Comedy Performance. Ricky won this award three years in a row for his role as David Brent in The Office Ashley Jensen was nominated for her role as Maggie in the first series of Extras, but didn't win.

    • 'Tea for the tillerman' was performed especially for Extras by Chris Martin.

    • The song featured in this episode is, 'Oh pretty woman' by, Roy Orbison - it reached No. 1 in the U.K. Top 40 in September 1964.

    Allusions (1)

    • Allusion to the film Pretty woman: when Andy and Maggie return to the clothes shop and Andy flashes his gold credit card. Roy Orbison’s song - Pretty woman – is playing in the background.

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