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Between Iraq and a Hard Place (2003)

Satirical comedy examing the war on Terror.
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Rory Bremner ... Various
John Bird ... Himself
... Himself
Doña Croll ... Condoleeza Rice
... Iraqi Television Host
Krishnan Guru-Murthy ... Himself
... Iraqi Official
... Various Characters (voice)
... Various Characters (voice)
... Mullah Omar
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The impressionist Rory Bremner and comedians Bird and Fortune take a look at the history of Iraq through a series of sketches, monologues and jokes. They begin with the formation of Iraq by the British in the early 20th Century, through the bombing of villages to control the tribes, the establishment of a king in the area through to the modern day trade meetings with Saddam Hussein. Written by Bob the Moo

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5 January 2003 (UK)  »

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Krishnan Guru-Murthy: This would be during the Iran-Iraq war?
Saddam Hussein: Yes. There were 3 of us in that war, so it was a bit crowded, yes.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy: And you say the Americans were on your side?
Saddam Hussein: Yes, they even shot down an Iranian airliner. Ha ha, happy days. Then we find out they were arming the Iranians too, and they say they can't trust me.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy: But they say that's because you're a brutal dictator, that you torture and kill people.
Saddam Hussein: The Americans, the British, they always know this, but still they give me weapons, they give me credit.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy: They...
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Followed by Beyond Iraq and a Hard Place (2003) See more »

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Extremely Funny
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

At the moment, with the world being in the state its in, the only positive thing that the current world instability offers, is to provide endless material for the great social satirists.

Bremner, Bird and Fortune is one of the best sources of satire that is currently shown on Television (with the demise of Spitting Image long ago). From George W. Bush to Tony Blair, Prince Charles to the NHS. Nothing is safe.

If you can appreciate satire without getting all bent out of shape about partisanship, then this show is for you!


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