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The Office (ITV Sitcom, Robert Lindsay, Isla Blair)

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In one off comedy The Office, written by Steven Moffat and possibly a pilot for a series that never happened, Norman Platt (Robert Lindsay), middle management at Trans Atlas International thinks he is in line for promotion if he is willing to have a fling with tough new boss Hillary Drummond (Isla Blair). As the situation descends into farce and he is hiding stark naked in Hillary’s office he realises he has made a mistake.

The Office was very heavy on farcical moments and was entered by ITV in the Golden Rose of Montreaux International TV awards for 1996 but it was not a winner.

Cast: Robert Lindsay as Norman Platt; Isla Blair as Hillary Drummond; Rebecca Front as Pru; Stefan Dennis as Nigel; Toby Longworth as Gordon; Sara Powell as Joan; Clive Graham as Chief Executive Officer; Belinda Lang as Mrs Platt (voice only)

Writer: Steven Moffatt / Producer: Sandra Hastie / Executive Producer: Bill Ward / Director: Paul Jackson

UK / ITV / 1×30 minute episode / Tues 2 July 1996 at 8.30pm