'The IT Crowd' New Comedy from Graham Lineham, writer of 'Black Books'.

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Adverts have just started to air, the show's due to be shown from February 3rd 2006 on Channel 4 here in the UK, and as per BBC 2 with their new comedy shows, it will be possible from sometime today (Friday 27th January 2006) to view the first episode online. Each week will see a new episode previewed in whole it seems, but probably replaced by a new show as each week passes; six shows in total. The show itself if from Graham Lineham, a man with a large variety of writing credits for Comedy which include 'The Fast Show', 'The Day Today', 'Black Books', and 'Father Ted'.

A synopsis for the show from the Official Website, "Imagine the most beautiful offices in the world, then imagine that is not where you work. Actually, you work in a horrible, dark basement underneath all of this, as you are in the I.T. department. The I.T. Crowd is a joyous and surreal look at the underclass of every company. Jen (Katherine Parkinson), a career gal, finds herself working with two socially inept geeks in an I.T. department. This is located in the basement of Reynholm Industries. The I.T. guys are roundly despised by everyone who works above ground. Jen is new to the company and, through some sort of horrible administrative error, has found herself in the post of 'Relationship Manager' for the department. This puts her in direct contact with Roy (Chris O'Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade) two men who share a love of technology, pizza, science fiction and very little else. They are not used to being around women. Hi-jinks ensue!".

'The IT Crowd' Microsite : Go there on January 27th (and the following week) for Episode 1.
'The IT Crowd' Official Website.
Graham Lineham Interview at Chortle for 'The IT Crowd'.
Graham Lineham at IMDB.

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GraemeJanuary 28, 2006 5:44 AM

As much as I might like to watch the first episode, it comes up blank in Firefox and crashes IE.

This isn't a support request, obviously, just me complaining. How can so many people, most of whom should really know better, get streaming video so wrong?

opusFebruary 6, 2006 10:20 PM

You can download torrents and video files of the first two episodes here. Apparently, the channel sort of botched this.

logboyFebruary 7, 2006 1:02 AM

the shows been panned by critics, being broadcast to completion as soon as possible it seems - two episodes in a row each week and theyre still loosing viewers cos they dont like it...