Brass Eye (1997–2001)

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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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Series cast summary:
Christopher Morris ...
 Christopher Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 'Would You?' Man / ... (7 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Alan, Role Play Husband / ... (5 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Accelorata Jengold / ... (5 episodes, 1997-2001)
David Cann ...
 Vicar / ... (4 episodes, 1997)
Barbara Durkin ...
 French Woman / ... (4 episodes, 1997)
Amelia Bullmore ...
 Beauty Pageant Mother / ... (3 episodes, 1997-2001)
Albert Welling ...
 Clerk of the Court / ... (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Libby Shuss / ... (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Board Member / ... (3 episodes, 1997)
Bill Moody ...
 Bill Laswell / ... (3 episodes, 1997)
Bill Bailey ...
 Eyewitness / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Peter Baynham ...
 Sven Yabbsley / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Bill Cashmore ...
 Jury Foreman / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Paul Garner ...
 'Technology!' man (2 episodes, 1997)
Sinead Griffin-Lennon ...
 Desiree Wastrey / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Simon Kunz ...
 Captain Mervyn Bruge / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Granita Rocksand (2 episodes, 1997)
Harriet Norcott ...
 Sophie V'Haalbjje (2 episodes, 1997)
Claire Rayner ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1997)
John McCririck ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997)
Frankie Fraser ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997)
David Sullivan ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997)
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Controversal spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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An untransmitted pilot episode of Brass Eye called "Torque TV" exists, though for some reason it was never included on the Brass Eye DVD. It was made in 1995 by Christopher Morris and the rest of the crew. Most of the material in "Torque..." was re-used for the Animals episode of this series, but there are several scenes that are either unique to "Torque...", or were edited down for inclusion in the series. Of note is an entirely excised interview between David Jatt (Morris) and Sir Peregrine Worsthorne, ex-editor of The Sunday Telegraph talking about domestic hippos; an extended WOFDCAP sequence in which the animal rights activists have a telephone conversation with Martin Amis about the plight of Karla the elephant; a thrilling look at how animals are gaining respect, including the heartwarming tale of a mouse that saved a drowning tramp; an extended sequence in which Dr. Jonathan Kwattes (Ian Gelder) explains why all animals are vegetarian - even the carnivores - to a press conference; a heartfelt plea from murderous scamp Reggie Kray, and an extended interview with Carla Lane. See more »

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Christopher Morris: Can you imagine the fear of knowing that there's a gay man on board? You'd be thinking, "My God. Will I wake up and find everybody dead?"
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Jaw-Droppingly Funny
15 August 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Any show which brasses off the editor of 'The News Of The World' is OK by me. The furore that surrounded the notorious 'paedophilia' special has ensured that 'Brass Eye' will not easily be forgotten. What was amusing was the way Rebekah Wade missed the point; it was not 'sending up' paedophilia', you can't do that, but rather the lynch-mob mentality of publicity-seeking tabloid rags. The rest of 'Brass Eye' was great too; particularly 'Drugs'. When Noel Edmonds uttered the phrase 'Shatner's Bassoom', I nearly died laughing. Top marks to Chris Morris for managing to trap so many D-list celebrities and charlatan politicians into making utter fools of themselves. As with 'The Day Today', the use of graphics and music is both clever and imaginative; an image of Peter Stringfellow was mocked in the 'Sex' episode. If 'Brass Eye' still shocks nearly a decade later, it is a testament to the genius of its creator. And it proved that the success of 'The Day Today' was not all down to Steve Coogan.


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