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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 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)
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 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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Jonatton Yeah?: [after watching Nathan Barley's prank video]
[blank expression]
Jonatton Yeah?: That's hilarious and co.
Rufus Onslatt: We should give Nathan Barley a column.
Ned Smanks: Yeah, we should give Nathan Barley a column.
Rufus Onslatt: Yeah like call it..."Nathan Barley's Column"?
Ned Smanks: Hey, let's just call it "Barley", man.
Rufus Onslatt: Yeah, man, or like "Nathan".
Ned Smanks: Yeah, ?cause like, that could be like two columns.
Dan: [sarcastic] Two columns.
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Its not rubbish. Really.
2 May 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Everyone who says that Nathan Barley is trash(bat.co.ck) never known anyone like Barley or Ashcroft. These days you can not help but be bombarded by the idiots who are going to inherit the world. I didn't have to watch this show. All I had to do was go outside of my apartment in London to see the idiots with massive amount of money and no direction.

For me it wasn't funny watching my life portrayed by Dan Ashcroft who seems to be the only one who sees through the idiots persona. He is the only one who realizes that there is no escape, there is no turning back, there is nothing you can do to avert the rise of the Idiots.

This is a sharp commentary on todays idiot youth. Its funny and to the point. Everyone should watch it and see if they know any 'Idiots'


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