The host of a British Shock-TV Show blurs the line between show business and life.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paula Bacon ...
Stacey
Nicholas R. Bailey ...
Tony, the Great Fandango
Natasha Bell ...
Mandy
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Ruby
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Ben Black
Trevor Cooper ...
William
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Shona
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Bella
Andy Hamilton ...
Ambulance man
Peter Heppelthwaite ...
Mac
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Neil Biddle
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Herself
Edmund Moriarty ...
Giles
Terry O'Neill ...
Warren Hatcher
Jane Peachey ...
Sophie
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Ben Black is the host of a popular television program that aims to shock and outrage its audience, which continues to tune in even though most of them think they are 'above it.' But Ben's cruel persona as TV host often continues after the cameras are turned off and his ex-lover / current producer, his co-workers, and his lover are often at the receiving end of his barbs. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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14 December 1999 (UK)  »

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Seksiä ja väkivaltaa  »

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Ben Black: I had a nervous breakdown when I was thirteen. Thought I was possessed by the Devil. I'd just seen 'The Exorcist', so there was a lot of vomiting and speaking in tongues.
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A Unique Look into TV in the not too distant future
31 May 2004 | by (Ynys Mon, Cymru) – See all my reviews

Being a big Martin Clunes fan anyway, it was inevitable that I was going to enjoy this programme. The thing that amazed me was how much I enjoyed it! A TFI Friday/OTT Cable show. The host, insomniac Ben Black, the producer, hassled ex wife Stella, the stalker magician Fandango & the Jeremy Beadlesque character played by Martin Jarvis all come together & interact perfectly, making this one of the funniest & darkest comedies I have ever seen. Bens awful childhood (poor little orphan Ben) & his impending divorce, the fact that he hasn't slept properly for weeks due to the heat wave & his supermodel girlfriend Sophie has just dumped him (by telling the newspapers before him!) all spiral into events that could result in his suicide or get him more viewing figures than ever before. 5 years on this is still something I Watch at least every couple of months, it's still as fresh & as compelling as when first shown on TV & I would like to congratulate the writers on that. More shows like this please!


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