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Brass Eye 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1997–2001)
Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.
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Top Rated TV #110 | 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 'Would You?' Man / ... 7 episodes, 1997-2001
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 Accelorata Jengold / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2001
David Cann ...
 Vicar / ... 4 episodes, 1997
Barbara Durkin ...
 French Woman / ... 4 episodes, 1997
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 Beauty Pageant Mother / ... 3 episodes, 1997-2001
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 Clerk of the Court / ... 3 episodes, 1997
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 Libby Shuss / ... 3 episodes, 1997
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 Board Member / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Bill Moody ...
 Bill Laswell / ... 3 episodes, 1997
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 Granny Ram Raider / ... 3 episodes, 1997
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 Eyewitness / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Baynham ...
 Sven Yabbsley / ... 2 episodes, 1997
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 Jury Foreman / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Garner ...
 'Technology!' man 2 episodes, 1997
Sinead Griffin-Lennon ...
 Desiree Wastrey / ... 2 episodes, 1997
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 Captain Mervyn Bruge / ... 2 episodes, 1997
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 Granita Rocksand 2 episodes, 1997
Harriet Norcott ...
 Sophie V'Haalbjje 2 episodes, 1997
Claire Rayner ...
John McCririck ...
Frankie Fraser ...
David Sullivan ...
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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The Paedogeddon Special is the third most complained-about episode of television ever (first and second are the Jerry Springer Opera and Big Brother 2000). See more »

Quotes

Christopher Morris: Can you imagine the fear of knowing that there's a gay man on board? You'd be thinking, "My God. Will I wake up and find everybody dead?"
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Referenced in Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2005) See more »

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Jaw-Droppingly Funny
15 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Any show which brasses off the editor of 'The News Of The World' is OK by me. The furore that surrounded the notorious 'paedophilia' special has ensured that 'Brass Eye' will not easily be forgotten. What was amusing was the way Rebekah Wade missed the point; it was not 'sending up' paedophilia', you can't do that, but rather the lynch-mob mentality of publicity-seeking tabloid rags. The rest of 'Brass Eye' was great too; particularly 'Drugs'. When Noel Edmonds uttered the phrase 'Shatner's Bassoom', I nearly died laughing. Top marks to Chris Morris for managing to trap so many D-list celebrities and charlatan politicians into making utter fools of themselves. As with 'The Day Today', the use of graphics and music is both clever and imaginative; an image of Peter Stringfellow was mocked in the 'Sex' episode. If 'Brass Eye' still shocks nearly a decade later, it is a testament to the genius of its creator. And it proved that the success of 'The Day Today' was not all down to Steve Coogan.


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