Nathan Barley (2005– )

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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.

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Series cast summary:
Nicholas Burns ...
 Nathan Barley (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Dan Ashcroft (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Claire Ashcroft (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Rufus Onslatt / ... (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Ned Smanks (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Jonatton Yeah? (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Toby (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Pingu (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Jones (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Sasha (5 episodes, 2005)
David Hoyle ...
 Doug Rocket (4 episodes, 2005)
Joe Van Moyland ...
 Mudd (4 episodes, 2005)
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 15Peter20 (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Nikolai the Barber (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Paul Chipes (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Robin (2 episodes, 2005)
Celia Meiras ...
 Dajve Bikinus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Shop Assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Franck Alba ...
 Mandolin Man (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Monika (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Troll (2 episodes, 2005)
Vincenzo Nicoli ...
 Paolo (2 episodes, 2005)
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Dan Ashcroft, a bad-tempered and chaotic journalist working for hip magazine 'Sugar Ape', believes that he is surrounded by what he calls 'idiots': hedonistic scenesters who care about nothing but the latest trend. Nathan Barley is a prime example of this species, so logically he and his website 'trashbat.co.ck' are a hit with Dan's dim-witted workmates. No matter how much Dan tries to avoid him, Nathan keeps causing awkward situations for both Dan and his sister, earnest film-maker Claire. Can the rise of the idiot be stopped? Written by Cineastin

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Trivia

In 15Peter20's exhibition, there is a photograph that appears to show political activist 'Mark Thomas VI' urinating through the letterbox of Number 10 Downing Street. See more »

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Nathan Barley: I'm a self-facilitating media node.
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12 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's always a shame when you get fans who won't allow an artist to move on...

Chris Morris is back with new TV show called Nathan Barley, and of course it's absolutely wonderful... And of course yet again decidedly splits the Morris fan base.

Do not expect The Day Today or Brass Eye or Jam or anything like his previous work... Do expect classic Morris humour and observations on society weaved around the classic half hour sitcom format centring on the truly hateful Nathan Barley, a "self-facilitating media node" first found in co-writer Charlie Brooker's "TV Go Home", and the people in his life.

It's full of tiny subtle touches that welcome repeated viewing, is brilliantly shot and edited, and has some of the finest music ever to grace a sitcom. (a mixture of great songs and an extreme form of electronica which of course Morris had a hand in concocting).

In the opinion of this humble reviewer Morris remains a genius satirist, one who doesn't see any value in repeating himself and continues to push and develop his art into new forms. It's a great shame more people didn't get it.

Bring on the DVD release and a second series...

I AM NOT THE PREACHER MAN


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