Political satire about a television news company.
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Political satire about a television news company.

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The character of Damian Day was partially inspired by Director Paul Greengrass. See more »

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Gus Hedges: Morning, mountaineers. Climbing the north face of newsmaking again are we? Terrific.
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Crazy Credits

For the first four series, the end credits invariably featured two characters discussing a recent news item in voiceover. This was changed to a more conventional final scene each week for the last two series due the pressure of filming so close to broadcast. See more »

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Referenced in That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.11 (1994) See more »

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neil pearson - veeeery nice
8 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

i have been watching the re-runs of drop the dead donkey on cable and had forgotten just how good it was. it is based in globelink newsroom and recent (usually political) events are incorporated into it each weeks episode. in short, all the characters are played very well and are extremely funny. i would like to add that neil pearson, who plays the devilishly handsome dave charnley, is a highlight each episode and is definately one to stare at. oh sorry i have digressed. anyway i have little else to say really apart from this was a very funny program and anyone who gets the chance should watch it. pure class.


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