The Day Today (1994– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 2,507 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 1 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 Apr 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
 
TV
a list of 44 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 14 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Day Today" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Day Today (1994– )

The Day Today (1994– ) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Day Today.

User Polls

Season:

1

Year:

1994
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Big Train (1998–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

Stars: Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg
Jam (TV Series 2000)
Comedy | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Amelia Bullmore, David Cann
The Armando Iannucci Shows (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Armando Iannucci, Hugh Cecil, Karen Ascoe
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Stars: Steve Coogan, John Thomson
The Thick of It (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi
Spaced (1999–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin
Peep Show (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Alan Partridge presents an evening of comedy performances to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Rob Brydon
Father Ted (1995–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems!

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Steve Coogan, Graham Duff, Hayley Henderson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Steve Coogan, Mary Joanna Coogan, Tim Key
Nathan Barley (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.

Stars: Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Christopher Morris ...
 Christopher Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
...
 Alan Partridge / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
...
 Chapman Baxter / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
...
 Barbara Wintergreen / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
...
 Collaterlie Sisters / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
...
 Sylvester Stewart / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
Michael Alexander St John ...
 Announcer (7 episodes, 1994)
Tony Haase ...
 Cathedral Dumping Eyewitness / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
...
 Dentist / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
David Owen ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1994)
Jean Ainslie ...
 Louisa Smams / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Lally Sampson / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Andrew Burt ...
 Martin Craste (2 episodes, 1994)
Alan Stocks ...
 Bob Mariner / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
Chris Patten ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1994)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The ground-breaking news show that won an award

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 1994 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

On the Hour  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Christopher Morris: Those are the headlines. Happy, now?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Carpets: Bono See more »

Connections

Spin-off Alan Partridge's Country Ramble (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Um... Just laugh!
9 March 2000 | by (Dorset, England) – See all my reviews

The first time I sat down to watch The day today,it was by accident as I was looking for the news... I got the news but with a hysterical slant on this country with it! I continued to watch every week and enjoyed it more each week. (Although I didn't think it would be possible) Chris Morris' mix of news and complete jiberish has you not only laughing wildly but also wondering if you will come out of the other end of this episode with your sanity in tact... then enters spoof sports presenter Alan Partridge, just like every sports news presenter he appears to know about as much about sport as a bunch of grapes in a bag, but still gives an incredibly enthusistic report on Luton, um... "Hitting a goal!" At this point you KNOW that your sanity will at least be dented! Along with spoofs of green reports, an in-studio philosopher +even a "Day today exclusive war" you learn nothing about day to day news, (although you don't from most other news shows either!) but you do realise how odd the things are that make you laugh.

The only criticism I could possibly have of this great programme is it's one season running time. It was a loss to british comedy.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ANY NON UK FANS? cyanideandwhiskey
The Day Today vs Brasseye? seven_costanza
Newspaper headlines Jackanackanory
Favourite Morris Project? ms015g6428
Question for UK comedy fans peasant198
DVD Features. bigdavehoma
Discuss The Day Today (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?