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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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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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Jonatton Yeah?: [after watching Nathan Barley's prank video]
[blank expression]
Jonatton Yeah?: That's hilarious and co.
Rufus Onslatt: We should give Nathan Barley a column.
Ned Smanks: Yeah, we should give Nathan Barley a column.
Rufus Onslatt: Yeah like call it..."Nathan Barley's Column"?
Ned Smanks: Hey, let's just call it "Barley", man.
Rufus Onslatt: Yeah, man, or like "Nathan".
Ned Smanks: Yeah, ?cause like, that could be like two columns.
Dan: [sarcastic] Two columns.
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Featured in 50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) See more »

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Nathan Barley
24 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Chris Morris has not, contrary to some people's opinion, failed at producing a truly inspired piece of work in his latest series "Nathan Barley". His talent for humour shines through all over the place, and the show is riddled with almost subliminal jokes. When I watched both of the two first episodes, I was laughing out loud. This certainly rivals "Brass Eye" and "The Day Today" and I would personally rate it above those two.

One thing I will say though is that the people who don't appreciate "Nathan Barley" clearly are the people who find "Friends" funny. There is a lack of the increasingly boring slapstick humour, instead the show is packed with amusing irony and stupid phrases - my favourite: "It's gonna be totally fukin Mexico." I think that Chris and Charlie are onto a winner and avidly await the next four episodes...


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