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Nathan Barley 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005)
After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.
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Series cast summary:
...  Nathan Barley 7 episodes, 2005
...  Dan Ashcroft 7 episodes, 2005
...  Claire Ashcroft 7 episodes, 2005
...  Rufus Onslatt / ... 7 episodes, 2005
...  Ned Smanks 6 episodes, 2005
...  Jonatton Yeah? 6 episodes, 2005
...  Toby 6 episodes, 2005
...  Pingu 6 episodes, 2005
...  Jones 5 episodes, 2005
...  Sasha 5 episodes, 2005
...  Doug Rocket 4 episodes, 2005
Joe Van Moyland ...  Mudd 4 episodes, 2005
...  15Peter20 3 episodes, 2005
...  Nikolai the Barber 2 episodes, 2005
Frank Boyce ...  Paul Chipes 2 episodes, 2005
...  Robin 2 episodes, 2005
Celia Meiras ...  Dajve Bikinus 2 episodes, 2005
...  Shop Assistant 2 episodes, 2005
Franck Alba ...  Mandolin Man 2 episodes, 2005
...  Monika 2 episodes, 2005
...  Troll 2 episodes, 2005
...  Paolo 2 episodes, 2005
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Dan Ashcroft, a bad-tempered and chaotic journalist working for hip magazine 'Sugar Ape', believes that he is surrounded by what he calls 'idiots': hedonistic scenesters who care about nothing but the latest trend. Nathan Barley is a prime example of this species, so logically he and his website 'trashbat.co.ck' are a hit with Dan's dim-witted workmates. No matter how much Dan tries to avoid him, Nathan keeps causing awkward situations for both Dan and his sister, earnest film-maker Claire. Can the rise of the idiot be stopped? Written by Cineastin

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11 February 2005 (UK)  »

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Box of Slice  »

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In 15Peter20's exhibition, there is a photograph that appears to show political activist 'Mark Thomas VI' urinating through the letterbox of Number 10 Downing Street. See more »

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Nathan Barley: [narating for his online video blog] This is the Promo party for the launch of Sugar Ape's "Vice Issue". "The Bat" was down here for boobs, tubes and pubes. This is Nathan Barley for "Trashbat".
[introduces]
Nathan Barley: Ned Smanks, Rufus Onslatt: Sugar Ape Crew! So what's the fuckin' contact?
Rufus Onslatt: Well right yeah. Well the idea, yeah, was to make it look like these models are being molested in a magazine office.
Ned Smanks: When actually that's not what was *really* happening.
Rufus Onslatt: Yeah, only coz' they were all in on it, yeah, it...
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Spun-off from TV Go Home (2001) See more »

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Extremely Amusing!
6 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Opinions are mixed about Nathan Barley - suffice to say, if you expect Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker to re-hash their earlier work and be satisfied then you've misunderstood their ethos (wheras I'm guessing at it - but at least I'm making an effort!!)

It's not Brasseye or TV Go Home, and why would it be? They're done, they exist and we can watch/read them.

The target for their humour might be narrow, but it works from a city-dweller perspective - and as I recall from my youth, there's always stupid trend-focused fools in villages too!

I loved it - you might? But it's not Jam or Brasseye, or TV Go Home or Charlie's Guardian columns (although I *would* like to see Charlie getting proper spleen-venting exposure!).


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