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Fact me till I fart, it's The Day Today, the most outrageously satirical show ever to feature a man called Chris Morris--until Brass Eye, that is. Both savage and surreal, The Day Today heaps great steaming mounds of abuse and scorn upon our self-appointed moral guardians, upon pompous pundits, puerile newspaper headline-writers and vacuous, self-important TV presenters. And they all richly deserve it.
First broadcast in 1994, the show's format is Newsnight-meets-Crimewatch in Hell. A ridiculously protracted title sequence and melodramatic headline announcements introduce Morris' demented, Jeremy Paxman-a-like anchorman, who simpers to the viewers while castigating on-air his useless reporter Peter O'Hanraha'hanrahan. The vacant Collatallie Sisters turns financial news into a Dadaist nightmare of meaningless statistics, graphically illustrated by the currency cat or the finance arse; while American journo Barbara Wintergreen's reports from Death Row are just scary and absurd enough to be completely believable. Also making his TV debut here is Steve Coogan's legendary sports caster Alan Partridge, with his appalling sports reporting, his cringe-inducing misunderstandings and his sheer blunt-headed stupidity (many of the same team, sans Morris, would reunite the following year for Knowing Me, Knowing You). Sketches such as the spoof soap "The Bureau" and the spoof docu-soap "The Pool" also betray the writing skills of Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews, creators of Father Ted.

On the DVD: The Day Today arrives as a two-disc set with all six episodes on the first disc. The second disc has a handful of fairly brief but still enjoyable extras: here you will find "Mini News" features in full and the complete versions of "The Pool" and "The Office" documentaries--the latter now looking like a brilliant premonition of the more famous Ricky Gervais vehicle. There's a rather dull Open University programme about the craft of TV journalism which uses extracts from The Day Today and is truthfully entitled "Po-Faced Analysis". Best of all is the complete original Pilot episode, plus a marvellous post-programme update in which Morris telephones a befuddled American McDonald's employee as if he was a crewmember of a sunken US submarine. Picture and sound quality are standard for a BBC show from the early 1990s. In summary: dispassionate. --Mark Walker

DVD Description
Anchorman Christopher Morris had been fired from ITN in 1989 for using make up on disaster victims, but was hired by The Day Today for precisely the same reasons... Collatallie Sisters single-handedly revolutionized business news with the graphic finance arse... Sportscaster Alan Partridge was amiable enough... and Peter O'Hanraha'hanranhan won repeated awards for dreadful persistance.

Contains all the episodes from Series 1 and 2 of The Day Today

Product details
Actors: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan
Format: PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 2
Classification:
Studio: 2 Entertain Video
DVD Release Date: 26 April 2004
Run Time: 180 minutes
DVD Features:
Main Language: English
6 Mini News Episodes
Previously Unseen Pilot Episode
Extended Scenes
Open University Programme

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#1
Great series.
The beginning of Alan Partridge.
Sadly the BBC and C4 are too PC to have Chris Morris back.
#2
Great series, great price. They really should have made a series out of "The Bureau"

"This is supposed to be a high class Bureau de Change! Not some two bit Punch and Judy show down on the seafront at Margate..."
#3
Produced by Armando Iannucci featuring Chris Morris and Steve Coogan. Classic, classic stuff.

I'm sure they had this in FOP for about £7 earlier this year, however this is still a hot hot deal IMO.
[mod]#4
JubeiUK
Produced by Armando Iannucci featuring Chris Morris and Steve Coogan. Classic, classic stuff.

I'm sure they had this in FOP for about £7 earlier this year, however this is still a hot hot deal IMO.

Totally agree, and it's still about £7. Bargain. A must buy...and what a stocking filler for someone.
#5
Worth it just for Fur Q 'Uzi Lover' alone http://www.urban75.net/ubb/cool.gif

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1 Like #6
Fot those not too sure how genius this programme was...

...not really for kids! (ironically!)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NesjvRihbEg
[mod] 1 Like #7
Foxy102
Fot those not too sure how genius this programme was...

...not really for kids! (ironically!)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NesjvRihbEg

Twas genius wasn't it. You should consider "Brass Eye" if you liked this
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/291502/brass-eye-complete-dvd-only-5-99-hm/
banned#8
One of the funniest programmes ever written. True genius.
And how is a cobweb going to get you out of your numerical mess?
#9
cheaper at HMV or Play if they pay quidco.. ?
[mod]#10
Smiff
cheaper at HMV or Play if they pay quidco.. ?

I did say that in the thread blurb.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/291390/the-day-today-complete-bbc-series-2/
#11
ok well, no offense, but that could have been the only line in your first post..
[mod]#12
Smiff
ok well, no offense, but that could have been the only line in your first post..

None taken But why?
Most people who use/view this site don't even know what Quidco is, let alone use it, Therefore this is the best deal. I put the Quidco info for people who do use it. Last time I looked this was Hot UK Deals not Hot Quidco Deals.:roll:
banned#13
andywedge
None taken But why?
Most people who use/view this site don't even know what Quidco is, let alone use it, Therefore this is the best deal. I put the Quidco info for people who do use it. Last time I looked this was Hot UK Deals not Hot Quidco Deals.:roll:


Almost everyone on here used Quidco. You're stupid if you dont.
[mod]#14
Mascherano
Almost everyone on here used Quidco. You're stupid if you dont.

14 months a member, not a single deal posted in that time, and you find time to call people stupid. HUKD really benefits from your input doesn't it.
#15
Thanks for the heads up on this. It's one of those DVD's that I've wanted for a while but just never got round to it. So now, I've bought it as a Christmas pressy for my buddy...and friends being friends I'm sure he'll let me watch it at some point...LOL

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