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Five Minutes with: Ricky Gervais


Celebrities and news-makers are grilled by Matthew Stadlen in exactly five minutes in a series for the BBC News website.

This week comedian, actor and writer turned film director Ricky Gervais talks about Britishness, philosophy, science, his atheist beliefs - and why he thinks it's not his problem if people are offended by his comedy.


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