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The Waldo Moment 

A failed comedian who voices a popular cartoon bear named Waldo finds himself mixing in politics when TV executives want Waldo to run for office.

Director:

Bryn Higgins

Writers:

Charlie Brooker, Christopher Morris (based on an original idea for Nathan Barley by) (as Chris Morris) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Rigby ... Jamie Salter
Chloe Pirrie ... Gwendolyn Harris
Jason Flemyng ... Jack Napier
Tobias Menzies ... Liam Monroe
Christina Chong ... Tamsin
James Lance ... Conor Simpson
Ed Gaughan Ed Gaughan ... Shaun
Kenneth Collard ... Jim
Michael Shaeffer ... Roy
Pip Torrens ... Philip Crane
David Ajala ... Jeff Carter
James Richard Marshall ... Monroe's Campaign Agent
Jack Monaghan Jack Monaghan ... Hustings Host
Louis Waymouth ... Simon Finch
Daniel Tatarsky ... Returning Officer
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Storyline

Comedian Jamie Slater provides the voice for Waldo, a blue cartoon bear who interviews politicians for a late night topical satire show where Waldo generally humiliates them. Jamie's producer Jack Napier suggests Waldo stands as the local MP in the upcoming election, against pompous Tory boy Liam Monroe - one of Waldo's interview victims. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Jack Napier (Jason Flemyng) is also the name of Jack Nicholson's Joker alter ego in Batman (1989). See more »

Connections

References Question Time (1979) See more »

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Is This the Future
10 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Another dystopian venture. In this one, a cartoon bear named Waldo confronts the establishment politicians with obscene and acerbic comments. The guy who voices him is a two-bit comedian who simply howls insults, but catches on. There are times when the voters get a feeling of being disenfranchised and go for the lowest common denominator. We are currently in a period of populism, which usually mean the dumb, uninformed people are handed power. People who have no knowledge of infrastructure, human rights, or basic decency. The scariest thing is that these things have gone global. This episode also implies that there are forces who know how to manipulate all this craziness to destroy people who do good. I guess, there's so much cynicism here that the whole thing turned me off. Just too simplistic to work. But still we need to beware.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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