Jam (2000– )

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A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.

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Christopher Morris ...
 Chris / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
Amelia Bullmore ...
 Alison Shive / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
David Cann ...
 Dr. Michael Perlin / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Receptionist / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
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A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes include death, insanity and, most often of all, the medical profession. Written by Anonymous

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Rather than have credits, each show ended with a black screen with "www.jamcredits.com" on it. See more »

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During the Thick Agency sketch in episode 1, the CCTV footage of Julia Davis approaching the help desk shows both the boom mic and camera operators standing behind her. The camera is visible again moments later in the sketch, reflected in the help desk's window. See more »

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Chris Morris: When dancing, lost in techo trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez, then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly it dawns, you're jazzing to the bleep tone of a life support machine that marks the steady fading of your day old baby daughter. And when midnight sirens lead to blue flash road mash, stretchers, covered heads and slippy red macadam, and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangle bird, hoping you soon too will be freezer drawed. Then welcome. Mmm, ooh chemotherapy wig....
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not as great as the radio series but still a good laugh.
21 August 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

as a loyal fan of marvellously talented maverick comic chris ('brass eye', 'the day today') morris i must admit this show is a disappointment compared to the original, excellant cult radio show which use to go out late at night on bbc radio 1. the problem is that most of the sketches simply don't work visually compared to their audio counterparts. that said, there are a number of bits which do save the day; a couple who are forced to resort to sexual services by a sadistic estate agent in order to buy a new house and a spoof documentary about a dutch porn film mogul featuring abundant prostectic phallic imagery are amongst the highlights. still worth seeing but check out the radio series instead!


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