Up The Workers

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20140329 (BBC7)
20150808 (BBC7)

Nick Baker immerses himself in the working world, from ad managers to madder office perks.

Homeworker Nick Baker immerses himself in a study of work - from the hard at it, to the work shy. In his archive exploration, Nick enjoys a choice staffroom edition of King Street Junior and sympathises with a fellow who also works at home in Ed Reardon's Week.

Fascinating facts about offices of the future are revealed, along with the truth about working from home. And work as a form of madness is depicted in a series called You Don't Have to Work to be Mad Here. This features whimsical sackings (sometimes by answering machine message) and a careers adviser who hates her job so much she hides in a strange way.

Plus choice episodes from Kate Kellaway's History of Office Life - and Ricky Gervais reveals how his creation David Brent came to be.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Testbed Productions.

Made for 4 Extra. Nick Baker immerses himself in the working world, from open-plan offices to working from home, and from mad managers to even madder office perks and pranks.

20170819 (BBC7)

Nick Baker immerses himself in the working world, from ad managers to madder office perks.

Homeworker Nick Baker immerses himself in a study of work - from the hard at it, to the work shy. In his archive exploration, Nick enjoys a choice staffroom edition of King Street Junior and sympathises with a fellow who also works at home in Ed Reardon's Week.

Fascinating facts about offices of the future are revealed, along with the truth about working from home. And work as a form of madness is depicted in a series called You Don't Have to Work to be Mad Here. This features whimsical sackings (sometimes by answering machine message) and a careers adviser who hates her job so much she hides in a strange way.

Plus choice episodes from Kate Kellaway's History of Office Life - and Ricky Gervais reveals how his creation David Brent came to be.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Testbed Productions.