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Look Around You 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2002–2005)
A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Serafinowicz ...  Scientist / ... 14 episodes, 2002-2005
Nigel Lambert Nigel Lambert ...  Narrator 9 episodes, 2002
Robert Popper ...  Jack Morgan / ... 9 episodes, 2002-2005
James Serafinowicz James Serafinowicz ...  Student with Copybook 9 episodes, 2002-2005
Edgar Wright ...  Scientist / ... 7 episodes, 2002-2005
Olivia Colman ...  Pam Bachelor 6 episodes, 2005
Josie D'Arby ...  Pealy Maghti 6 episodes, 2005
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A parody of educational programs. Just don't believe anything in the show is true.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Look Around You See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes) (season 2) | (8 episodes) (season 1)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first (2002) season was a parody of the patronizing 1970s "For Schools and Colleges" programs, especially ITV's series "Experiment". The second (2005) season was a parody of Tomorrow's World (1965). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: We're using AC-DC because it is heavy metal.
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Connections

Featured in The British Comedy Awards 2003 (2003) See more »

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Brilliant! Please...BBC America - play more of this great show!
17 January 2005 | by jackbox1971-1See all my reviews

I happened upon this inspired bit of British comedy after watching Goodness Gracious Me (hit and miss). I was curious why there would be a ten minute show on TV. At first, I actually thought it was a children's instructional science program. Indeed, it is easy to to be fooled. The tone, pacing, narration, are all uncannily like those insipid PBS programs I'd watch when home sick from school or when the teacher wanted a hour off during class.

So now I know all about iron... I now count my iron flakes every day and make lists of clusters in my iron log book. Thank you.

Of course, the programmers at BBC America are a capricious lot. Their scheduling has all the consistency of runny tapioca pudding. One week it's on, another week, not to be found. If I would watch this silly, insane show, even it it meant I had to watch the last five minutes of crap like My Family or Coupling. OR, at least release a DVD coded for the US audiences! I'd buy it!


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