This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.
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
Rather than have credits, each show ended with a black screen with "www.jamcredits.com" on it. See more »
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 »
I provide a service despatching stupid people for the things they're best at. Like winning arguments. Stupid people are great at winning arguments because they're too stupid to realize they've lost.
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You'll laugh, but not too loud in case anyone can hear.
Jam has been described as being the televisual version of the state of mind you're in when you've been awake for 3 days or sedated on strange mind-drugs. I'd go along with that. It also happens to be the best thing seen on TV for a long, long time. Visually, it is simply stunning. One sketch will be shot a grainy security camera, the next on high quality widescreen film, one might be in negative, while another would use stop-motion photography. The content is incredibly dark, in Chris Morris' bizarre other world where every seems right on the outside, but not far beneath the surface lurks something altogether wrong and loony. A demented mother asks a plumber to fix her dead baby, a man commits suicide by jumping off a first floor window 40 times in case he'd change his mind. Morris' script and the superb cast's acting makes you laugh all the way through, and that's the really scary bit.
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