Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.
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Series cast summary:
...  Christopher Morris / ... 7 episodes, 1997-2001
...  'Would You?' Man / ... 7 episodes, 1997-2001
...  Alan / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2001
...  Accelorata Jengold / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2001
David Cann ...  Vicar / ... 4 episodes, 1997
...  French Woman / ... 4 episodes, 1997
...  Beauty Pageant Mother / ... 3 episodes, 1997-2001
...  Clerk of the Court / ... 3 episodes, 1997
...  Libby Shuss / ... 3 episodes, 1997
...  Board Member / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Bill Moody ...  Bill Laswell / ... 3 episodes, 1997
...  Granny Ram Raider / ... 3 episodes, 1997
...  Eyewitness / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Baynham ...  Sven Yabbsley / ... 2 episodes, 1997
...  Jury Foreman / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Garner ...  'Technology!' man 2 episodes, 1997
Sinead Griffin-Lennon ...  Desiree Wastrey / ... 2 episodes, 1997
...  Captain Mervyn Bruge / ... 2 episodes, 1997
...  Granita Rocksand 2 episodes, 1997
Harriet Norcott ...  Sophie V'Haalbjje 2 episodes, 1997
Claire Rayner ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1997
John McCririck ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1997
Frankie Fraser ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1997
David Sullivan ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1997
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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An unaired pilot episode of this show, called "Torque TV" exists, though for some reason it was never included on the Brass Eye DVD. It was made in 1995 by Christopher Morris, and the rest of the crew. Most of the material in "Torque TV" was re-used for the Animals episode of this series, but there are several scenes that are either unique to "Torque TV", or were edited down for inclusion in the series. Of note is an entirely excised interview between David Jatt (Morris) and Sir Peregrine Worsthorne, ex-Editor of The Sunday Telegraph talking about domestic hippos; an extended WOFDCAP sequence, in which the animal rights activists have a telephone conversation with Martin Amis about the plight of Karla the elephant; a thrilling look at how animals are gaining respect, including the heartwarming tale of a mouse that saved a drowning tramp; an extended sequence in which Dr. Jonathan Kwattes (Ian Gelder) explains why all animals are vegetarian - even the carnivores - to a press conference; a heartfelt plea from murderous scamp Reggie Kray, and an extended interview with Carla Lane. See more »

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Christopher Morris: You're wrong, and you're a grotesquely ugly freak!
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We need Chris Morris...
4 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

With such modern stuff as Phoenix nights and The Office this is often overlooked nowadays but there's no doubting the power this had when made. Its a lot more controversial, perhaps the most controversial piece of satire seen on British television. Especially the Paedogedden episode which is on the DVD along with the original series. It caused a media uproar when the point was missed entirely, specifically the medias obsession with the topic of paedophilia and a victim obsessed society, True though it isn't the funniest, i would give that to the Drugs and animals episodes though all have a very strong angry message, People like Chris Morris are vital and he deserves praise for the vision and the bravery to make the show. (The celebrities tricked into appearing on the show are also a highlight throughout) The over the top graphics and deadpan style of it also adds to the show greatly.

Absolutely recommended though not for the easily offended or shallow minded.


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