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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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Chris Martin co-wrote a song on Ricky Gervais' album "David Brent: Life on the Road" called "Electricity". The album accompanied The Office spin off film of the same name as the album that also starred Ricky Gervais. See more »


BAFTA Executive: Well, well, well. The Three Stooges.
Andy Millman: [laughs]
BAFTA Executive: Sorry, something funny?
Andy Millman: Just you're joke...
BAFTA Executive: Shut up.
BAFTA Executive: [at Ronnie Corbett] Corbett. Always bloody Corbett. Is this it, or is there anymore?
Ronnie Corbett: [hands over bag of cocaine] Just a bit of whizz, to blow away the cobwebs.
BAFTA Executive: Where did you get it?
Ronnie Corbett: Don't remember.
BAFTA Executive: Now don't bullshit me. Where did you get it? Was it from Moria Stuart?
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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 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »


Fix You
Written by Coldplay
Performed by Chris Martin
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Chris Martin
2 October 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Chris Martin making an appeal for a charity and he wants to promote Coldplay's Greatest Hits album. He also ends up singing in a factory in Wigan. Andy knew it was a bad idea getting Chris Martin to pop up in his sitcom to promote his latest album. The critics agreed with him as they slate Andy's desperation.

Still Andy gets nominated for a BAFTA. It leads to humiliation as he gets publicly called out by an old flame, his agent brings along an Andy doll that does not stop making a noise. Worse Andy gets barred from all BAFTA events after being caught with Ronnie Corbett who was snorting cocaine.

The funniest bit was Barry from Eastenders shaking Andy's hand and then eating a muffin without touching it as he had been cleaning the toilets without gloves. You see I do like a bit of toilet humour! There is more of the toilet theme in this episode with Andy's encounter with Stephen Fry and Ronnie Corbett which is also in the toilets of the BAFTA ceremony.

Ricky Gervais adds a little touch about the dark side of showbizness that is a running theme in the second series. He can never resist the cringiness as well. Here he somehow agrees to buy Maggie an expensive dress, in a reverse take of Pretty Woman.

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