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RTE's 'The Office'

• Sometimes you have to give credit where it's due. So fair play to RTE on its new comedy, the spoof documentary 'Back To School' featuring Education Minister Ruairi Quinn. It was a mix of 'The Office ', 'Extras' and 'Yes Minister' all rolled into one. Getting the minister to star as himself alongside the actors was a real coup.

The self-importance, the condescension, laughter at the minister's jokes had all the hallmarks of a Ricky Gervais script. Well done to all concerned.

Tom Devane
Newcastle, Galway.

Irish Independent