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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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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Dan: I am not a preacher man!
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Featured in 50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) See more »

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Extremely Amusing!
6 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Opinions are mixed about Nathan Barley - suffice to say, if you expect Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker to re-hash their earlier work and be satisfied then you've misunderstood their ethos (wheras I'm guessing at it - but at least I'm making an effort!!)

It's not Brasseye or TV Go Home, and why would it be? They're done, they exist and we can watch/read them.

The target for their humour might be narrow, but it works from a city-dweller perspective - and as I recall from my youth, there's always stupid trend-focused fools in villages too!

I loved it - you might? But it's not Jam or Brasseye, or TV Go Home or Charlie's Guardian columns (although I *would* like to see Charlie getting proper spleen-venting exposure!).


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