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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 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. A reluctant Jamie agrees and meets the Labour candidate Gwendolyn, with whom he has a one night stand but is later told to keep away from by her campaign manager. On a televised discussion show Jamie sounds off against all the opposition, claiming they are insincere, and he becomes hugely popular as a result. However he suffers from guilt and urges people not to vote for Waldo. After Napier orchestrates an attack on him Jamie wakes in hospital to see the election results. Has Waldo won and if so will his success take Jamie with it? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Waldo Moment See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The list of Waldo sketch ideas written down by Sarah are: Re-Enact Twitter?, Oscars/Red Carpet, Towie Spoof, Sherlock Jr? and finally, Vote Waldo. See more »

Connections

References The Only Way Is Essex (2010) See more »

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Politics, or Popularity contest?
24 August 2017 | by jjgwasekoSee all my reviews

One of the best episodes that most audience wont understand.It really shows where society is going, especially how a politics can be about popularity and how democracy can become just mob mentality(especially in this age with so many stupid people), because even though Waldo didn't win initially, he gained in popularity and we can assume eventually people took Waldo seriously despite him being just a popular blue bear. This episode foreshadowed Trump?...


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