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  • Christmas Special

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 12/27/07

    Maggie is still struggling as an actor whilst Andy has found success with When the Whistle Blows. However, the show has been changed so much, it no longer resembles his original idea. To make things worse, Greg is having the kind of success Andy craves, which leads Andy to ask himself what he really wants from fame and whether he really wants it at all.moreless
  • Episode 6: Jonathan Ross

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 10/19/06

    Andy has a new celebrity pal, chat show host Jonathan Ross. However, his friendship with Maggie is under strain and he's just about had enough of his useless agent, who's more interested in a pen than Andy's career.

    When Andy is pressed into visiting a sick child in hospital by his pushy mum, Andy meets Robert Lindsay who is less than impressed when the child and his mum fail to recall his 70s sitcom, Citizen Smith.

    Just as Andy is ready to fire his agent, Darren offers him a chance to meet his idol Robert De Niro. But will Andy abandon his real friends to meet his hero?moreless
  • Episode 5: Ian McKellen

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/12/06

    Andy, in search of some credibility, gets a part in a play with Sir Ian McKellen. But when he finds out that the play - 'A Month of Summers', is a tale of love between men, he's uncomfortable with the part. He feels even less comfortable when some of his old school friends come to see the play.

  • Episode 4: Chris Martin

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/5/06

    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
  • Episode 3: Daniel Radcliffe

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 9/28/06

    First comes the success, then the backlash and the British press aren't about to change the rules. Andy has incurred their wrath and needs some good P.R. Meanwhile, on the set of his new film, Daniel Radcliffe is trying his staggeringly poor chat-up lines on anything female.moreless
  • Episode 2: David Bowie

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 9/21/06

    Andy has realised that fame is not all it is cracked up to be, when his sitcom receives terrible reviews.

    The public, however, give him encouragement. He's recognised by a homeless man and his "biggest fan" in a pub.

    But when Andy and his friends head to a classy bar, he discovers that even David Bowie wants to mock him, in the form of a song - "the little fat man who sold his soul".moreless
  • Episode 1: Orlando Bloom

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 9/14/06

    Andy Millman is very excited at the prospect of his sitcom - 'When the Whistle Blows', being made by the BBC.

    He knows how he wants it to be: realistic - something the audience can relate to. But the BBC have other ideas - they make Andy's character wear a wig and silly glasses. And they let Keith Chegwin appear in it...

    It's not long before the comedy is totally different to Andy's original ideas. But it's the BBC's money and production team. He can't make it without them...

    Meanwhile, Maggie is an extra on Orlando Blooms latest movie. Orlando is obsessed with himself - and with Maggie. But she doesn't fancy him at all!moreless
  • Episode 6: Patrick Stewart

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 8/25/05

    Andy has written a script for a sitcom. As he is working on a production with Patrick Stewart, he gives him the script and asks him if he can help by passing it on to people in the business. Stewart is able to "make it so" as he has a production company. The BBC shows interest and Andy is asked to make a pilot. He starts working on the script with a script editor from the BBC, an outrageously camp man who Andy finds difficult to tolerate because he is "too gay". He makes the mistake of mentioning this to, Maggie.moreless
  • Episode 5: Samuel L. Jackson

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 8/18/05

    Andy is trying to avoid a fellow extra who is very dull. When the extra helps to get Andy a line of dialogue, Andy tells him he owes him one. The extra suggests that he should go out for a meal with him to return the favour. In the meantime, Maggie is going out of her way to show she isn't racist, whilst on a date with a black actor.moreless
  • Episode 4: Les Dennis

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 8/11/05

    Due to Christopher Biggins being (surprisingly) unavailable, Andy gets a break when he lands the part of the Genie in Aladdin alongside, Les Dennis. Andy soon finds himself in a dilemma when he sees Les' young fiancé in a compromising position with the stage hand. Andy decides to tell (a naked) Les what he has seen.moreless
  • Episode 3: Kate Winslet

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 8/4/05

    Kate Winslet hopes her role as a nun in a film about the Second World War will guarantee her an Oscar. However, her meeting with Andy and Maggie leads her into a very embarrassing situation. That's not the only embarrassing situation Andy finds himself in, a date with a fellow extra doesn't quite turn out as expected.moreless
  • Episode 2: Ross Kemp

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 7/28/05

    Fellow extra and rival, Greg is working on a film with Vinnie Jones, he's got a line too. Andy is working on a television programme with Ross Kemp and as usual, he hasn't got a line, so Maggie persuades him to ask Kemp if he can get him a line of dialogue. Ross Kemp is keen to convince Andy that his hardman image on TV is also true in reality. Andy isn't convinced, especially when Ross is confronted by Vinnie Jones.moreless
  • Episode 1: Ben Stiller

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 7/21/05

    Andy is an extra on the set of a movie about the Balkans conflict, which is being directed by, Ben Stiller. As Andy attempts to win himself a speaking role by befriending Goran, [the Croatian man whose story is being told], he is drawn into the friction that has developed between Stiller and Goran.moreless