Movies and TV shows like The Day Today

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The Day Today (1994)
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The Day Today (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs programmes, broadcast in 1994, and created by the comedians Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris. It is an adaptation of the radio programme On the Hour, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 1991 and 1992. On the Hour was written by Morris, Iannucci, Steven Wells, Andrew Glover, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, David Quantick, and the cast. For The Day Today, Peter Baynham joined the writing team, and Lee and Herring were replaced by Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews. The principal cast of On the Hour was retained for The Day Today. The Day Today is composed of six half-hour episodes and a selection of shorter, five-minute slots recorded as promotion trailers for the longer segments. The six half-hour episodes were originally broadcast from 19 January to 23 February 1994 on BBC2. The Day Today has won many awards, including Morris winning the 1994 British Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. All six episodes are available on BBC DVD, having previously been issued on VHS.
Style: parody, humorous, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, not serious, surreal, offbeat
Plot: satire, journalism, sport, politics, cliche, media, tv show, state affairs, celebrity culture, media satire, politically correct, current affairs, journalist, british, political satire, surrealism, fake news report, anchor, radio broadcasting, news satire, newscast, british humour
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england

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Brass Eye (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Controversial spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.
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Plot: journalism, satire, fake news report, current affairs, celebrity, controversy, figment, campaign, notoriety, media coverage, reporter, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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Smack the Pony (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Smack the Pony is a British sketch comedy show that ran from 1999 until 2003 on Channel 4. The main performers on the show were Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, and Sally Phillips. There were also regular appearances from Sarah Alexander, Darren Boyd, ...
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Place: england
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, talky, cynical, not serious, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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Chocolate News (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Chocolate News is a satirical news show hosted and head written by David Alan Grier with an emphasis on African American culture. The show aired on Wednesday nights at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central as a lead-in to their other news satire programs, The ...
Style: parody, not serious, cynical, humorous, captivating ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
Style: parody, suspense, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Harry Hill's TV Burp (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Harry Hill's TV Burp is a British television comedy programme that ran for 11 years from 2001 to 2012. It was produced by Avalon Television for ITV and hosted by comedian Harry Hill. The show presents a look at the week's television, ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
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TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not ...
Style: surreal, realistic, not serious, witty, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, talky, not serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, england
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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That's My Bush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: That's My Bush! is an American comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central from April 4 to May 23, 2001. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for also creating South Park, the series centers on the fictitious personal ...
Style: parody, sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Katy Brand's Big Ass Show (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Katy Brand's Big Ass Show is a British comedy programme on ITV2. The show features comedian Katy Brand in skits of real life situations and stereotypes, as well and celebrities such as Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, ...
Style: parody, humorous, funny, satirical, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, disorder, showbiz, celebrity culture, satire, parallel world, celebrity, humour, entertainment, talk show, entertainment industry, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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35%
The Ron James Show (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Ron James Show is a Canadian television comedy show, which debuted on CBC Television on September 25, 2009. Starring comedian Ron James, the show intersperses filmed and stage sketches with clips of James performing his stand-up routine. One of ...
Style: talky, cynical, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, satire, artists and showbiz, society, state affairs, new year's eve, political satire, stand up comedian, monologue, social satire, comedian, pop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Rutland Weekend Television (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rutland Weekend Television was a television sketch show on BBC2, written by Eric Idle with music by Neil Innes. Two series were broadcast, the first consisting of six episodes in 1975, the second of seven in 1976. A Christmas special also aired on ...
Style: parody, cynical, witty, clever, surreal ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, biting, cynical, talky, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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