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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Swimcentre Nightwatchman: Let me put it to you like this, right? I've been working here 5 years. Last year... nobody died. The year before that... nobody died. The year before that... nobody died. The year before that... nobody died. This year... someone died.
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NOT trying to fool veiwers.
1 May 2004 | by 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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