The Ricky Gervais Show podcasts is a comic series in the United Kingdom with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, which was later edited to an animated television adaptation for HBO and Channel 4 in 2010.
The series started in november 2001 on Xfm, and was from then on for a specified number of months to broadcast weekly throughout 2002, 2003, 2004 and the middle of 2005. In november 2005 the websiteguardian.co.uk offered the series to as a podcast, consisting of 12 episodes.  Throughout January and February 2006, the podcast consistently ranked as the number 1 podcast of the world; It was in the Guinness Book of Records (2007 version) named as the most downloaded podcast in the world, with an average of 261.670 downloads per episode during its first month.   according to the BBC , the podcast of the series, by september 2006, "nearly 8 million" Once downloaded.