A surreal, ambient mix of bleak comedy sketches.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Christopher Morris ...  Chris / ... 6 episodes, 2000
Amelia Bullmore ...  Alison Shive / ... 6 episodes, 2000
David Cann David Cann ...  Dr. Michael Perlin / ... 6 episodes, 2000
Julia Davis ...  Receptionist / ... 6 episodes, 2000
Kevin Eldon ...  Doorman / ... 6 episodes, 2000
Mark Heap ...  Mr. Ventham / ... 6 episodes, 2000
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Storyline

A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes include death, insanity and, most often of all, the medical profession. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Apes & Music See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Aired without any advert breaks or credits; instead, each episode ended with a black screen and the words "www.jamcredits.com". At this website the full credits for the week's episode were shown, a first for any TV show or film.The site moved to "www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/J/jam", but both have now ceased to exist. See more »

Goofs

During the Thick Agency sketch in episode 1, the CCTV footage of Julia Davis approaching the help desk shows both the boom mic and camera operators standing behind her. The camera is visible again moments later in the sketch, reflected in the help desk's window. See more »

Quotes

Chris Morris: When dancing, lost in techo trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez, then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly it dawns, you're jazzing to the bleep tone of a life support machine that marks the steady fading of your day old baby daughter. And when midnight sirens lead to blue flash road mash, stretchers, covered heads and slippy red macadam, and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangle bird, hoping you soon too will be freezer drawed. Then welcome. Mmm, ooh chemotherapy wig....
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Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hush
By Rae & Christian
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Nothing else like it: Obscene and disturbing chaos - fantastic!
22 March 2016 | by sipodgeSee all my reviews

I picked the DVD of this series up while working at my local Oxfam, initially mistaking it for a music DVD as it had been put amongst DVDs of obscure 80s acts. The lack of detail on the box intrigued me so I looked online for more information and the description had be sold. I bought it and took it home to watch, immediately becoming absorbed in the surreal, outrageous, highly amusing and sometimes disturbing skits. Honestly, few words could truly represent this work of art. In no other series would you find a little girl cutting up a murdered body or a mad old man urinating wildly in public, on shop windows and the environment around him. Pure gold. This is a series you must watch - even if you do not truly enjoy it or find it funny it is still an experience.


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