Quirky comedy comprised of numerous humorous news programmes spliced not-so-randomly together. Enjoy the stuffed-shirt stylings of ex-Babylonian Claudia Christian, young Cadbury Cookiecrunch and the voice of Lloyd's TSB.
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 Julia Regan - IBS (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Richard Pritchard - ESN (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Katie Tate - ESN (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Russ - Look Out East (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Sarah Holt - Look Out East (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Anthony Markovitz - IBS (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Adam Lockwood - PVS (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Melanie Bellamy - ESN (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Phil Curdridge - Look Out East (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Frances Walsh - PVS (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Natalie Gosling - Go Sports (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Colin Kay - So News (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Guy Batson - Go Sports / ... (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Claire - Traffic Reports (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Kevin Peters (6 episodes, 2005)
Phil Nichol ...
 Josh Cashman - So News (6 episodes, 2005)
Lucy Porter ...
 Claudia Van Sant - So News (6 episodes, 2005)
Roderic Culver ...
 Richard Harbinger (PVS -- Network Reporter) (6 episodes, 2005)
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Simon Scardifield ...
 Nick Andrews - Look Out East Network Reporter (6 episodes, 2005)
Robin Weaver ...
 Penny Watson - Look Out East Network Reporter (6 episodes, 2005)
Amber Aga ...
 Laura Berthould (6 episodes, 2005)
Ashley Blake ...
 Alexis Fantom - ESN Reporter (6 episodes, 2005)
Sumit Bose ...
 Andrew Clayton (6 episodes, 2005)
Rob Butler ...
 Andrew Farley (6 episodes, 2005)
Max Digby ...
 Andrew Adams (6 episodes, 2005)
Melissa Lloyd ...
 Sam Graham - Bullet Points Presenter (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Mitchell Oatis - Aronovitz (5 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Day ...
 Gary Mills - Aronovitz (5 episodes, 2005)
Lauren Ward ...
 Alecia - IBS (5 episodes, 2005)
Alice Arnold ...
 Sam Foskett - Bullet Points Presenter (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Nick Burnham (5 episodes, 2005)
Beth Chalmers ...
 Laura Hughes (5 episodes, 2005)
Sian Jones ...
 Wendy Fox - Weather (5 episodes, 2005)
Kate Maravan ...
 Laura Dunnford (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Anita Ratchathani (5 episodes, 2005)
Tom Skippings ...
 Andrew Evans (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Loren Peterson (IBS -- Network Reporter) (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Miles Anderton (IBS -- Network Reporter) (4 episodes, 2005)
Jon Briggs ...
 Joe Alloway - Weather (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Joe Randall / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
Sunita Shroff ...
 Wendy Sandhu - Weather (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Wendy Watts - Weather (4 episodes, 2005)
Joanna Ampil ...
 Michelle Wong - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
John Chancer ...
 Tom Mitchell - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Todd Todmore - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
Chris French ...
 Dan Evans - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
Britta Gartner ...
 Katerina Schultheiss - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
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Haruka Kuroda ...
 Kyoko Ogura - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
Luis Soto ...
 Francis Xavier-Menensez - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
Ralph Van Dijk ...
 Brett Mackensie - World Money Today (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Will Parker (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Ben Black (3 episodes, 2005)
Hugh Parker ...
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 Katie Willard (3 episodes, 2005)
Lauretta Gavin ...
 Wendy Bridge - Weather (3 episodes, 2005)
Yiolanda Koppel ...
 Wendy Allan - Weather (3 episodes, 2005)
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ...
 Amanda Panda (3 episodes, 2005)
Lucy Briers ...
 Sam Henman - Bullet Points Presenter (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ben Green (2 episodes, 2005)
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Quirky comedy comprised of numerous humorous news programmes spliced not-so-randomly together. Enjoy the stuffed-shirt stylings of ex-Babylonian Claudia Christian, young Cadbury Cookiecrunch and the voice of Lloyd's TSB.

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5 continents, 25 channels, 227 reporters...All the news you're ever going to need in 30 minutes.

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Not just a rip-off
21 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A number of reviewers here feel that "Broken News" is somehow a shallow rip-off of Chris Morris's work on "Brass Eye" and "The Day Today". I couldn't disagree more.

There's no bigger fan than me when it comes to Chris Morris's brilliantly scabrous spoof news work from the 80s and 90s, but come on folks! Just because a new generation of writers and performers wants to explore a similar strand of comedy/satire, that doesn't make them rip-off merchants. Nobody's pretending that they're the first people to have ploughed this particular comic furrow (and actually, neither was Chris Morris: he was very much following in the footsteps of arch prankster Victor Lewis-Smith). I'm sure the writers of "Broken News" would be the first to acknowledge the debt they owe to such pioneers.

In fact, what the BN team have created is something deliciously sophisticated and different. Unlike Morris, whose news parody tended toward an exaggerated, cartoonish style, BN's chief strength is in subtlety of detail: it looks and sounds so utterly (and hilariously) like the real thing!

Anyone who enjoyed "Broken News" as much as I did should also check out the same team's BBC radio show, "The Sunday Format", which uses similar techniques to parody the content of British Sunday newspaper supplements. Brilliant stuff.


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