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.
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: humorous, offbeat, biting, realistic, cynical, not serious, surreal, based on radio show
Plot: satire, parody, journalism, politics, cliche, media, tv show, state affairs, celebrity culture, media satire, anchor, politically correct, current affairs, journalist, british, political satire, surrealism, fake news report, british humour
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Day Today

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films and TV series with plots about satire, media, parody, media satire, joke, british humour and politics mostly in Comedy, News and Talk-Show genres. Some movies like The Day Today: Brass Eye (1997), Smack the Pony (1999), Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), Dead Ringers (2002), Jam (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brass Eye (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Controversial spoof of current-affairs TV and the role of celebrity in the UK.
Style: alternative comedy, biting, controversial, witty, cynical ...
Plot: satire, journalism, british, fake news report, interview, celebrity, controversy, current affairs, media coverage, media, parody, campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
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Smack the Pony (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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, ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: sexism, strong female presence, fast talker, satire, social misfits, battle of the sexes, gender, late night, female protagonist, british tv, british, english ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, not serious
Plot: satire, parody, news, media satire, silly humor, media, artists and showbiz, disorder, british tv, tv news, entertainment, fake news report ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe
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60%
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, witty, cynical, talky, not serious ...
Plot: media satire, satire, society, politics, state affairs, artists and showbiz, comedy team, joke, british humour, celebrity culture, disorder, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Jam (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: A collection of bleakly dark comedy sketches pushing the boundaries of taste, decency and television in general, shot using new and different techniques and fading slowly in and out of each other against a slow musical soundtrack. Regular themes ...
Style: surreal, cynical, humorous, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: postmodernism, disorder, society, politically correct, social satire, absurdism, surrealism, craziness, irreverence, music, perversion, entertainment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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Chocolate News (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, cynical, biting, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: satire, parody, society, media satire, media, hip hop culture, absurdism, social satire, guest, monologue, entertainment, tv show ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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58%
French and Saunders (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: biting, not serious, realistic, clever, cynical ...
Plot: parody, gender, promiscuity, media, satire, disorder, celebrity guests, artists and showbiz, cross dressing, media satire, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: satire, politics, tv show, campaign, society, rivalry, legal action, media satire, workplace intrigue, suburban life, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england
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Harry Hill's TV Burp (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
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: not serious, humorous, witty, biting, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, media satire, studio, entertainment, british humour, archive footage, satire, media
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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53%
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, not serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, media, lesbian, reporter, tv news, workplace situations, media satire, politically correct, advertising, workplace, tv show, ratings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Dog Bites Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: Dog Bites Man is a partially improvised comedy television show on Comedy Central that aired in summer 2006. It began airing on The Comedy Channel in Australia in June 2007. The series was produced by DreamWorks Television.
Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: journalism, parody, comedian, journalist, media satire, celebrity culture, workplace situations, workplace, partners, dog, media, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: workplace romance, journalism, satire, lifestyle, campaign, showbiz, anchor, artists and showbiz, love and romance, state affairs, disorder, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s
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Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.
Style: realistic, offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, celebrity culture, media satire, head of state, journalism, media, new year, society, lifestyle, satire, actor playing himself ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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The Rick Mercer Report (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A weekly helping of topical satire, funny takes on the week's top stories and Canada-wide adventures.
Style: humorous, witty, live comedy, topical humor, semi serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, media satire, state affairs, society, celebrity culture, social satire, stand up comedian, live performance, political satire, parody, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Goodness Gracious Me (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, ...
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, satire, suburbs, immigrants, eccentric family, ethnic, family life, society, punjab, disorder, working class, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, india
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This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)
Genre: Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Country: Canada
Story: This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian television comedy that airs on CBC Television. Launched in 1993 during Canada's 35th general election, the show focuses on Canadian politics, combining news parody, sketch comedy and satirical ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, politics, satire, tv show, cult, artists and showbiz, state affairs, media, celebrity culture, media satire, society, celebrity impersonation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Big Train (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, silly humor, disorder, british, joke, parody, satire, social satire, actress playing multiple roles, absurd humor, surrealism, irreverence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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, talky, witty, cynical, clever ...
Plot: radio, satire, desire for fame, hapless, down on your luck, friends, celebrity culture, humiliation, friendship, goofy hero, odd, self involved ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, europe
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Jon Benjamin Has a Van (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jon Benjamin Has a Van is a live-action television comedy series that aired in the summer of 2011 on Comedy Central. The series stars Jon Benjamin as a reporter who tours around in a van to deliver uninteresting news to the viewers and to ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, cynical, humorous, alternative comedy ...
Plot: journalism, silly humor, media satire, politically correct, disorder, society, journal, media, satire, current affairs, actor playing himself, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
Nathan Barley (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, starring Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Charlie Condou and Claire Keelan. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005 on Channel 4. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, biting, realistic
Plot: media satire, goofy hero, lifestyle, parody, stupidity, disorder, journalist, media, satire, british humour, dimwit, staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the ...
Style: cynical, clever, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: politics, satire, head of state, state affairs, media satire, rise to the top, manipulations, disorder, ambition, society, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
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Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: cynical, humorous, not serious, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, satire, actress, actor, tv show, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, rivalry, star, backstage, starlet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, california
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40%
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Style: surreal, biting, offbeat, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, crossdressing, stupidity, monty python, cross dressing, mishap, disorder, goofy hero, mad, artists and showbiz, insanity, chaos ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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39%
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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, musician, artists and showbiz, yuppie, media, silly humor, satire, social satire, actor playing himself, musical number, monologue, absurdism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: england, europe
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39%
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, government, prime minister, workplace, staff, head of state, state affairs, responsibility, secretary, dimwit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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 ...
Style: sitcom, clever, talky, cynical, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, secretary, minister, politician, workplace situations, political intrigue, dimwit, workplace, state affairs, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Story: Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is a British television review programme created and presented by Charlie Brooker. It is the most recent addition to Brooker's Wipe series, and the first to be broadcast in HD. The programme is an amalgam of ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, advertising, media, media circus, ratings, society, archive footage, satire, media satire, power of media, politically correct
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: A sketch-comedy series featuring a cast of up-and-coming comics performing live skits, musical numbers and political satire.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, satire, gender bending, gender, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, politics, celebrity culture, musical number, political satire, live performance, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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38%
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: satire, workplace, producer, parody, showbiz, tv show, assistant, star, media, lifestyle, network, self involved ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
That's My Bush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: politics, parody, satire, white house, head of state, goofy hero, couple relations, state affairs, media, political satire, political leader, u.s. president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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38%