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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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2   1  
2001   1997  
Top Rated TV #189 | 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Christopher Morris ...  Christopher Morris / ... 7 episodes, 1997-2001
Mark Heap ...  'Would You?' Man / ... 7 episodes, 1997-2001
Kevin Eldon ...  Alan / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2001
Doon Mackichan ...  Accelorata Jengold / ... 5 episodes, 1997-2001
David Cann David Cann ...  Vicar / ... 4 episodes, 1997
Barbara Durkin ...  French Woman / ... 4 episodes, 1997
Amelia Bullmore ...  Beauty Pageant Mother / ... 3 episodes, 1997-2001
Albert Welling ...  Clerk of the Court / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Gina McKee ...  Libby Shuss / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Claire Skinner ...  Board Member / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Bill Moody Bill Moody ...  Bill Laswell / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Frazer Brown ...  Granny Ram Raider / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ...  Eyewitness / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Baynham Peter Baynham ...  Sven Yabbsley / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Bill Cashmore ...  Jury Foreman / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Paul Garner Paul Garner ...  'Technology!' man 2 episodes, 1997
Sinead Griffin-Lennon Sinead Griffin-Lennon ...  Desiree Wastrey / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Simon Kunz ...  Captain Mervyn Bruge / ... 2 episodes, 1997
Janene Possell ...  Granita Rocksand 2 episodes, 1997
Harriet Norcott Harriet Norcott ...  Sophie V'Haalbjje 2 episodes, 1997
Claire Rayner Claire Rayner ...  Self 2 episodes, 1997
John McCririck John McCririck ...  Self 2 episodes, 1997
Frankie Fraser Frankie Fraser ...  Self 2 episodes, 1997
David Sullivan David Sullivan ...  Self 2 episodes, 1997
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Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

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The series was made in 1996, but because of its hugely controversial nature, airing was delayed by Channel 4 until early 1997, while they undertook a long editing process and considered which parts they could get away with broadcasting. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Morris: The most obvious explanation is that it's a ball of lightning bouncing off a strut. But try telling that to any of these bog-brained murphies. You'd have a better chance of getting a blow-job off the pope.
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Alternate Versions

When the show first aired in 1997, some of the more controversial sketches were cut on the orders of the then-head of Channel 4 programming Michael Grade, most notably a piece concerning a musical based on the life of and starring the serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. The edition of the show in which the sketch would have featured was allegedly broadcast containing a onscreen subliminal message lasting 1/25 of a second that read "Grade is a cunt". The series was repeated in 2001 with the Sutcliffe sketch and some other material shown uncut, and with the subliminal message removed. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Day Today (1994) See more »

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Silence the man with the truth!
26 April 2006 | by fleaaaaaaSee all my reviews

I've just become a fan of Brass Eye after seeing the DVD at a friends house, I have to say it is brilliant and there is no doubt in my mind as to why so many people were against the show. Brass eye shows how the media manipulates and exploits situations to tell you the viewer just what to think about everything. It is a satire on Panarama type shows where all the facts are laid out straight for everyone to see, that way everyone can agree that something is wrong, let's say "drugs" for example. The most controversial, maybe the funniest episode is the episode on Paedophelia. If only people realised that not only do the media promote and fuel paedophelia (just look through the papers, counting down the days that Mary Kate and Ashley became legal, Britney Spears first video, definite exploitation of Paedophelia). The media also speaks out against it, in around 2001 they used the subject spread hatred and fear, everyone was a suspected Paedophile. This is where I believe the humour lies in the show, it is not making fun of the serious issues but it is making fun of the way the Media uses these issues and will exploit them to their own advantage. A very clever and a very funny satire.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1997 (UK) See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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