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Brass Eye 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1997–2001)
Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.
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2001   1997  
Top Rated TV #112 | 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 'Would You?' Man / ... 7 episodes, 1997-2001
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 Accelorata Jengold / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2001
David Cann ...
 Vicar / ... 4 episodes, 1997
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 French Woman / ... 4 episodes, 1997
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 Beauty Pageant Mother / ... 3 episodes, 1997-2001
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 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
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 Granny Ram Raider / ... 3 episodes, 1997
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 Eyewitness / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Baynham ...
 Sven Yabbsley / ... 2 episodes, 1997
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 Jury Foreman / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Garner ...
 'Technology!' man 2 episodes, 1997
Sinead Griffin-Lennon ...
 Desiree Wastrey / ... 2 episodes, 1997
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 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 ...
John McCririck ...
Frankie Fraser ...
David Sullivan ...
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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29 January 1997 (UK)  »

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An unaired pilot episode of this show, 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 TV" was re-used for the Animals episode of this series, but there are several scenes that are either unique to "Torque TV", 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: Your comments are in and they've been described as "tedious, boring and stultifyingly ill-informed." So thanks for that.
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Brass neck, keen eye
4 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Chris Morris' brilliant 'Brass Eye', a satire on tabloid television, the ascendancy of the celebrity class and, more generally, the culture of stupidity, is arguably the most subversive television comedy ever made, and one the funniest. In an age where programs abound in which the rich and famous are invited to gently send themselves up, on the grounds that all publicity is good, Morris triumphantly shatters the myth, as a rich stream of unwitting victims emerge exposed as the idiots they are. Some tried to get the program banned, but undeterred, Morris retorted by making a special episode on the taboo issue of paedophilia. The wholly staged segments are good as well, and though 'Brass Eye' occasionally makes for uncomfortable viewing, this is to the credit of a program designed to force one to think about one's beliefs. Personal favourite scenes include MP Rhodes Boyson gormlessly endorsing the deployment of Batman as a way of fighting crime, and the jam-making company which encourages the use of illegal drugs to enhance performance. A program to watch and enjoy, but also to remember the next time you're asked to take something for granted.


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