A spoof of the the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Christopher Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Alan Partridge / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Chapman Baxter / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Barbara Wintergreen / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Collaterlie Sisters / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Sylvester Stewart / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
Michael Alexander St John ...
 Announcer (7 episodes, 1994)
Tony Haase ...
 Cathedral Dumping Eyewitness / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Dentist / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
Jean Ainslie ...
 Louisa Smams / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Lally Sampson / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Andrew Burt ...
 Martin Craste (2 episodes, 1994)
Alan Stocks ...
 Bob Mariner / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Ian Barritt
(1 episode, 1994)
Peter Baynham ...
 Colin Poppshed (1 episode, 1994)
Alan Kerrigan
(1 episode, 1994)
Bill Bailey ...
 Judge (1 episode, 1994)
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 Chanticlier Guardsley (1 episode, 1994)
Daniel Gilmore
(1 episode, 1994)
Lindsey MacRae
(1 episode, 1994)
(1 episode, 1994)
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 Hellwyn Ballard (1 episode, 1994)
Andy Linden
(1 episode, 1994)
Christopher Luscombe
(1 episode, 1994)
Michael Snelders
(1 episode, 1994)
Frederic Foederer
(1 episode, 1994)
Graham Linehan ...
 Graham - 'Sorted' Presenter (1 episode, 1994)
(1 episode, 1994)
Carl Forgione
(1 episode, 1994)
(1 episode, 1994)
Crispin Somerville ...
 Crispin - 'Sorted' Presenter (1 episode, 1994)
Patience Tomlinson
(1 episode, 1994)
Harry Towb
(1 episode, 1994)
Robert Putt
(1 episode, 1994)
Darren Trendel
(1 episode, 1994)
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 Alternative Medicine Patient (1 episode, 1994)
Sarah Wynter
(1 episode, 1994)
Margery Withers
(1 episode, 1994)
Paul Boateng ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1994)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
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A satire of British news programmes. It parodies the 'hard-hitting' Gulf War-era style of journalism, as well as mocking sports journalism, weather reports, American news programmes, business reports, soap operas, 'vox pops', and many other targets. Written by Martin Pollard

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Caption: No Hope Service.
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Episode 1: With Thanks To: BBC Radio Episode 2: Thanks: BBC Radio Episode 3: BBC Radio: (Thanks) Episode 4: Thanks Recipient: BBC Radiio Episode 5: Thanks Attack: BBC Radio Episode 6: A.M.D.G.: BBC Radio See more »

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Featured in Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s (2011) See more »

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NOT trying to fool veiwers.
1 May 2004 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

The Day Today was NOT trying to fool veiwers. It was a satirical portrayal of the american style of news reporting, where the producers value ratings above the truth. Sadly, this is what UK news is becoming.

It's not really a news spoof. It is a sketch show like Monty Python's Flying Circus was. The sketches are held together by the news format. It is a reminder of the happy days of the BBC, when the suits took chances, and they paid off like this did.


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