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 / ... (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)
Ian Peck
(1 episode, 1994)
Carl Forgione
(1 episode, 1994)
Garry Roost
(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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The ground-breaking news show that won an award

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Voiceover: The Day Today: Bagpiping fact into news.
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Shepherd: Charles Ralph See more »

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Referenced in The Trip (2010) See more »

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Genius
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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