Extras (2005–2007)
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Chris Martin 

Andy encounters Coldplay's Chris Martin while recording an ad for charity and reluctantly agrees to have him do a cameo on 'When the Whistle Blows'. When his show is nominated for a Bafta ... See full summary »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Andy Millman
Ashley Jensen ... Maggie Jacobs
Stephen Merchant ... Darren Lamb
Shaun Williamson ... Barry
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... Damon Beesley
Shaun Pye ... Greg
Chris Martin ... Chris Martin
Ronnie Corbett ... Ronnie Corbett
Sarah Moyle Sarah Moyle ... Kimberley
Jamie Chapman ... Brains
Andrew Buckley ... Gobbler
Patricia Potter Patricia Potter ... Andy's Old Flame
Geraldine Alexander ... Boutique Saleswoman
Lee White Lee White ... Sales Assistant
Julia Rayner ... Telethon Producer


Andy encounters Coldplay's Chris Martin while recording an ad for charity and reluctantly agrees to have him do a cameo on 'When the Whistle Blows'. When his show is nominated for a Bafta Award, everything that could possibly go wrong for Andy during the night of the ceremony does. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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29 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Chris Martin, of whom the episode was named after, performs two songs. One is his own 'Fix You' which he performs within the sitcom 'When The Whistle Blows', and the other during the end credit sequence. The credit sequence uses the same 'Tea for the Tillerman' song by Cat Stevens but it's performed by Chris Martin here. See more »


[on the red carpet at the BAFTA awards]
Reporter: [to Maggie] Who are you wearing?
Maggie Jacobs: Maggie.
Reporter: No, who are you wearing?
Maggie Jacobs: Maggie Jacobs.
Andy Millman: No, whose dress is that?
Maggie Jacobs: Mine.
Andy Millman: [to reporter] She wins the award. Come on.
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Alternate Versions

In the US version of this episode, Moira Stuart's appearance is deleted, and after the closing credits Chris Martin and Andy (dressed as his "When the Whistle Blows" character) perform "Fix You". See more »


References Holby City (1999) See more »


Fix You
Written by Coldplay
Performed by Chris Martin and Ricky Gervais
(US version)
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i'm not made of money..
15 March 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


Chris Martin

A Golden Globe Winning series; Extras is another one of Ricky's gem that came out from his pot and just as it predecessor it stands out alone on witty humor, practicality awareness and no nonsense sequences that glues this majestic series. Ricky Gervais keeps it true and to-the-ground one of the main reasons why it works everytime when he draws the curtains.

The season ended up in an intense point that proves Ricky Gervais's brilliant writing skills and keen towards the art on handling the characters revolving around its amusing world. The development towards his career is projected swiftly not to make look like all hoax but the more interesting and intellectual arc created is on his relation with Ashley Jensen that hopefully will turn out to be entertaining and delight to watch.

The "Pretty Woman" incident is hilarious but it is nothing compared to the BAFTA awards show which is probably the sadistic approach ever to be taken into account by Ricky Gervais and that's saying a lot considering he lives in that dark lane.

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