Brass Eye: Season 2, Episode 0

Paedophilia (26 Jul. 2001)

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When it was first shown in 2001, this episode galvanised press and public opinion. Chris Morris' satire challenged what he perceived as the hysterical way in which the media treated the issue of paedophilia.

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Amelia Bullmore ...
Beauty Pageant Mother
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Valise Belcher / Glam Rock Singer / Tyrona Smollox / Beauty Pageant Mother
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Glam Rock Guitarist / Beauty Pageant Father
Paul Mark Elliott ...
Fenton Beasley (as Paul Mark Elliot)
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Young Jez North
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Swanchita Haze
Christopher Morris ...
Christopher Morris / Ted Maul / Austen Tassletine / Adam Glape / David Quoosp / Pedo-Files Presenter / JLb-8
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Gerard Chote
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Himself
Sebastian Coe ...
Himself (as Lord Coe of Ranmore)
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Himself
Neil Fox ...
Himself (as Dr. Fox)
Andy McNab ...
Himself
Gerald Howarth ...
Himself (as Gerald Howarth MP)
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When it was first shown in 2001, this episode galvanised press and public opinion. Chris Morris' satire challenged what he perceived as the hysterical way in which the media treated the issue of paedophilia.

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The child actor who played Christopher Morris's son was not present when Morris asks Simon Pegg's character if he wants to have sex with the boy. The boy's reaction shots were shot separately. See more »

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Richard Blackwood: The child smells of hammers.
An MP: The child was stuck in an area of Internet the size of Ireland.
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what's all the fuss?
27 September 2002 | by (bath, england) – See all my reviews

the fact that there was so much fuss is ironic, as the whole point of the programme was to highlight the way the media treat such 'taboo' subjects, such as paedophilia. the newsdesk set, the suits, the smug presenters, the men-at-the-scene shouting about things you can see behind them, the pointless cgi graphs and stats, the whole thing was a satire, a very very funny satire. the way c-list celebrity's will say absolutely anything if their agent tells them it'll be good for their career ("there is no evidence for it, but it is scientific fact"). It may be hard to watch (with milly dowler and the cambridgeshire girls, as well as 9/11), but satire is supposed to be challenging, and we shouldn't be afraid to stand up against the blatant scaremongering and headline grabbing media, just because it's a delicate matter. How this show failed to win any TV awards for it's intelligence, observation, courage, acting and thought provocation is shameful, but, as watching it will show you, not in the least bit surprising.


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