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Nathan Barley 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Mini-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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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: [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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Connections

Spun-off from TV Go Home (2001) See more »

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This is a great sitcom.
29 November 2005 | by startledbunnySee all my reviews

Before I watched this series on DVD, I was wondering why there were so many bad reviews by fans of Chris Morris. But now I kind of understood the reason why. Because the story is pretty much about Chris Morris himself; a caricature of what he has achieved and people who appreciate his comedy. Chris Morris's followers are all despised in there. The person who you believe is your 'Preacher Man' now tells you he is an 'Idiot'.....who could instantly appreciate such things? From 'On the Hour 'to 'Blue Jam', he had been making, topical , but more and more excessive humour to the point that no one can really laugh out loud. (Oh, please, is there anyone who's cracked up with the joke about a man who kept committing suicide?) Those jokes are just like Nathan's trashbat.co.ck and what his people find 'COOL'. By watching this sitcom, one could guess a bit about his inner thoughts when he received all those praises and admiration on his works. He might have been in a gridlock because how deviantly he went, no one said no to him and the way out was to ridicule himself in the exactly same way as he did previously. I think Nathan Barley is a natural step for a comic genius like Chris Morris. I really loved it. Glad to purchase this DVD.


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