Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3: Kate Winslet

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 04, 2005 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • Kate Winslet claims you need to be in a film about the holocaust to win an Oscar. Four years after this episode first aired Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her role in The Reader, a film about a former guard of a Nazi concentration camp.

    • Andy's agent makes an amazing discovery. If you enter "58008" into a pocket calculator and turn it upside down ... you get


  • Quotes

    • Maggie: Oh, how was the date?
      Andy: The date. Um, oh, good. Let me just go over some highlights for you. Lied to a priest in front of a room full of Christians, some of them elderly, some of them just weird and bewildered. So insulted them and their belief system, made a woman hate me for the rest of her life. Yeah? Didn't believe in God before. Definitely going to hell.

    • [Andy and Maggie are in full costume for the Holocaust movie]
      Andy: Kate Winslet was just talking dirty to Anne Frank and Joseph Goebbels. Just another normal day.

    • [Andy and Mike are in the prop room]
      Andy: Where's this stuff come from?
      Mike: Just buy it.
      Andy: What, there's a shop for a 30-foot swastika, is there?
      Mike: No, I got that from Mum. It's my nan's.

    • Andy: I'm an atheist. I firmly believe there is no God.
      Maggie: Why?
      Andy: What do you mean.. the burden of proof's not on me. The burden of proof is on the people who say there is a God.

    • Andy: Her boyfriend likes to talk dirty on the phone and she doesn't know what to say to him.
      Kate Winslett: Oh yeah. That can be a bit awkward. Why don't you just start with something light? You know, like um... "I'd love it if you'd stuff your Willy Wonka between my Oompa Loompas." You know, something a bit fun, a bit joke-ey. And then you can get more hard core right with the old classics, "I'm playing with my dirty pillows and I'm aching for your purple headed womb ferret." And then go straight in hard like, "Get round here cause I'm fudding myself stupid and I'm bloody loving it." Right?
      Maggie: Yeah.
      Kate Winslett: Anyway, there you go! Good Luck!

    • Kate: If you do a film about the Holocaust, you're guaranteed an Oscar. That's why I'm doing it - Schindler's bloody List...

    • Andy: Was I in it?
      Maggie: I don't know.
      Andy: No I wasn't then. What is the point in getting all tarted-up like this if you're not even going to make it to the scene?
      Maggie: You look quite dapper.
      Andy: It's a Nazi uniform!

    • Agent:[checks computer] Erm, do you want to put another meeting in?
      Andy: Any point?
      Agent: May as well. Erm and then when nothing comes in just phone you up and cancel it.
      Andy: Okay.

    • Maggie: I know somebody who would be perfect for you, she's desperate and has real trouble holding on to men because she is clinically depressed.

    • Andy : Heaven? Yeah, it's going to be brilliant up there, you'll have an amazing time, you'll love it. It'll be like Ibiza or something.

  • Notes

    • This episode was the premiere episode of Extras in the United States and Canada.

    • The song featured in this episode is, 'Suzanne beware of the devil', by, Dandy Livingstone. It was released in 1972 and reached number 14 in the U.K. Top 40.

    • This episode was nominated for two Emmy Awards: Best Comedy Writing and for Best Guest Performance by an actress in a Comedy Series (Kate Winslet).

  • Allusions

    • Andy: Oh my God, I've got Jeremy Clarkson's clothes.

      Jeremy Clarkson presents the motoring programme Top Gear. Knows cars inside out - would probably be better-off wearing his clothes inside out.

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