The Day Today (1994– )

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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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Christopher Morris ...
 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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 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)
David Owen ...
 Himself (archive footage) (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)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
Chris Patten ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Herself (archive footage) (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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The ground-breaking news show that won an award

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19 January 1994 (UK)  »

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Christopher Morris: Those are the headlines. Happy, now?
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Referenced in Screenwipe: A Very Screenwipe Christmas (2006) See more »

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24 July 2001 | by (Humer-ohanrahanrahanville) – See all my reviews

This show is free from all the smut and unimaginative garbage that we witness on so many farcical comedies. It uses extreme measures of sarcasm to portray a mock news programme to hilarious effect. It is admittedly quite dark and synical at times, but are we not from time to time too?

Switch off Friends, its rubbish, the storyline's are degenerate and unimaginative, the characters stupid and the sets are cheap.

Instead watch intellectual satire at its finest.


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