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Nathan Barley 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nicholas Burns ...  Nathan Barley 7 episodes, 2005
Julian Barratt ...  Dan Ashcroft 7 episodes, 2005
Claire Keelan ...  Claire Ashcroft 7 episodes, 2005
Spencer Brown Spencer Brown ...  Rufus Onslatt / ... 7 episodes, 2005
Richard Ayoade ...  Ned Smanks 6 episodes, 2005
Charlie Condou ...  Jonatton Yeah? 6 episodes, 2005
Rhys Thomas ...  Toby 6 episodes, 2005
Ben Whishaw ...  Pingu 6 episodes, 2005
Noel Fielding ...  Jones 5 episodes, 2005
Nina Sosanya ...  Sasha 5 episodes, 2005
David Hoyle ...  Doug Rocket 4 episodes, 2005
Joe Van Moyland Joe Van Moyland ...  Mudd 4 episodes, 2005
Iddo Goldberg ...  15Peter20 3 episodes, 2005
Kevin Eldon ...  Nikolai the Barber 2 episodes, 2005
Frank Boyce Frank Boyce ...  Paul Chipes 2 episodes, 2005
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Robin 2 episodes, 2005
Celia Meiras Celia Meiras ...  Dajve Bikinus 2 episodes, 2005
Mathew Horne ...  Shop Assistant 2 episodes, 2005
Franck Alba Franck Alba ...  Mandolin Man 2 episodes, 2005
Montserrat Lombard ...  Monika 2 episodes, 2005
Ramon Tikaram ...  Troll 2 episodes, 2005
Vincenzo Nicoli ...  Paolo 2 episodes, 2005
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Box of Slice See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Nathan Barley: A taxi home with a bird who's been hitting on you like some kind of industrial hammer, stroking her tits, tending the garden, giving the taxi driver a hard-on. Now back home, fingers roam, phat reggae on the decks, and you feelin' the foam. Trashbat says "Nice and gently, easy as you park the Bentley!" Bring it down. Trashbat is two people leaping from the twin towers and fucking on the way down!
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Spun-off from TV Go Home (2001) See more »

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Extremely Amusing!
6 December 2005 | by Mr_AlexSee 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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