Season 1, Episode 1: Downsize
Original Air Date: 9 July 2001
David Brent is informed by Head Office that his Slough branch of Wernham Hogg paper merchants might be closed down. David's deep rooted need to be popular triumphs over realism and he immediately promises the staff there will be no redundancies.
Season 1, Episode 2: Work Experience
Original Air Date: 16 July 2001
David hires Donna, his lodger and the daughter of his best friend. While showing her round the office he discovers a doctored pornographic image of himself. Gareth, due to his covert operations skills, is told to catch the culprit.
Season 1, Episode 3: The Quiz
Original Air Date: 23 July 2001
It is Tim's 30th birthday - he receives a card from Dawn and an unusual inflatable gift from Lee. More importantly, however, it's Quiz Night and there are reputations to be made or lost.
Season 1, Episode 4: Training
Original Air Date: 30 July 2001
To fend off the increasing staff disillusionment a Training Day has been scheduled. Dawn's engagement to Lee is on the rocks and Tim begins to think that he may at last have a chance with her.
Season 1, Episode 5: New Girl
Original Air Date: 13 August 2001
David interviews for a new secretary and chooses blonde Karen. His efforts to impress end spectacularly badly when he accidentally head butts her. Meanwhile Donna's late arrival at work inevitably sparks the rumor that she is sleeping with a colleague.
Season 1, Episode 6: Judgement
Original Air Date: 20 August 2001
It is redundancies judgement day and David is told by Head Office that he will be promoted if he sacrifices the branch. True to his innate sense of self-preservation and greed David leaps at the chance for betterment. The office is shocked but Gareth is most devastated - who will take him seriously now he is no longer Assistant to the Regional Manager?