Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 10060

Karl Pilkington Plays an Extra

Karl Pilkington Plays an Extra

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • Karl Pilkington Plays an Extra
  • Duration: 06:20
  • Karl Pilkington keeps a diary about his role as an extra in Ricky Gervais's feature film, 'The Other Side of the Truth'. Karl explains how he came to be there and what he thinks he will be doing. His actual role becomes clear as he sees the script, gets into costume and waits around on set. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Creative and Media



  • Keywords: film, production, Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, marketing, extra, budget, acting, costume, script, tv
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful to illustrate the film production process and where the budget goes. A good account of the life of an extra. The clip also illustrates part of the film marketing process. Students can analyse the piece in terms of music, action etc. to consider how the maximum comedy effect is created.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.