An episode of Ricky Gervais' new comedy show EXTRAS has appeared on the internet days before it is due to premiere on British television.

The episode, which features Pulp Fiction icon Samuel L Jackson, was discovered by the BBC on a Swedish website where it was available for download - despite airing for the first time on TV tomorrow (18AUG05) .

The offending footage has since been removed from the website and the television network is investigating who could be responsible for leaking the episode to the internet.