A spoof of 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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 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
Peter Baynham ...
 Colin Poppshed 1 episode, 1994
Alan Kerrigan
Bill Bailey ...
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 Chanticlier Guardsley 1 episode, 1994
Daniel Gilmore
Lindsey MacRae
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 Hellwyn Ballard 1 episode, 1994
Andy Linden
Christopher Luscombe
Michael Snelders
Frederic Foederer
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 Graham - 'Sorted' Presenter 1 episode, 1994
Carl Forgione
Garry Roost
Crispin Somerville ...
 Crispin - 'Sorted' Presenter 1 episode, 1994
Patience Tomlinson
Robert Putt
Darren Trendel
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 Alternative Medicine Patient 1 episode, 1994
Sarah Wynter
Margery Withers
Paul Boateng ...
 Himself 1 episode, 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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Christopher Morris: Old Woman Killed by Small Glass Planet.
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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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Spin-off Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (2003) See more »

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Those are the headlines, god I wish they weren't.
1 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Day Today was perhaps the best comedy programme ever invented. Chris Morris is the best News Reader ever. The rest of the cast react spectacularly to each other, and the news stories are just brilliant. "Sacked Chimney Sweep pumps boss full of mayonnaise" was just one such headline. Peter O'Hanrahanrahanrahan and Chris Morris are a great comedy pairing, and their battles still make me laugh out loud after hundreds of viewings. I cannot believe it took so long for this to be released on DVD. >From the first headline to the days papers, the show is pure, undiluted comedy. And the "War" episode is hilarious. I don't want to spoil it, but believe me, it is excellent, especially after hearing the news commentary during the recent Gulf War. It is so similar, it is uncanny. And all this from a simple comedy series! Chris Morris, Armando Ianucci, take a bow.


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