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The Waldo Moment 

A failed comedian who voices a popular cartoon bear named Waldo finds himself mixing in politics when TV executives want Waldo to run for office.

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Jamie Salter
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Gwendolyn Harris
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Jack Napier
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Liam Monroe
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Tamsin
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Conor Simpson
Ed Gaughan ...
Shaun
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Jim
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Roy
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Philip Crane
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Jeff Carter
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Monroe's Campaign Agent
Jack Monaghan ...
Hustings Host
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Simon Finch
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Returning Officer
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Comedian Jamie Slater provides the voice for Waldo,a blue cartoon bear who interviews politicians for a late night topical satire show where Waldo generally humiliates them. Jamie's producer Jack Napier suggests Waldo stands as the local MP in the upcoming election,against pompous Tory boy Liam Monroe - one of Waldo's interview victims. A reluctant Jamie agrees and meets the Labour candidate Gwendolyn,with whom he has a one night stand but is later told to keep away from by her campaign manager. On a televised discussion show Jamie sounds off against all the opposition,claiming they are insincere,and he becomes hugely popular as a result. However he suffers from guilt and urges people not to vote for Waldo. After Napier orchestrates an attack on him Jamie wakes in hospital to see the election results. Has Waldo won and if so will his success take Jamie with it? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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25 February 2013 (UK)  »

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Jack Napier is the "real" name of The Joker in Batman (1989) See more »

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References The Only Way Is Essex (2010) See more »

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It can happen. Perhaps it's happening

Although i was expecting something of what i've seen in this episode, i didn't expect it could so well describe what is happening in Italy just now. I invite some of the readers to inform about the way a party led by a comedian gained 25% of votes. And it's style is not different, IMHO, from Waldo's. Such things can happen, it's not only Sci-Fi.

Apart from this i give only 9/10 because i feel that something is not working perfectly in the script and in the missed potential of the characters. Acting and direction is the same quality of other episodes and I keep on being surprised about the special effects of this show. In the end it's really cute. Too much i'd say.


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