Brass Eye

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  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.6  (11,557)

Brass Eye is a British television show that aired on Channel 4 from 1997 to 2001. The show is a satire on the news and current affairs genre, with each episode focusing on a different topic, such as drugs, science, celebrity, crime, and sex. It was created by Chris Morris, who also served as the show's writer and presenter.

The show was known for its dark humor and controversial content. It often tackled taboo subjects with a mix of absurdity and social commentary. The show's style was heavily influenced by the mockumentary format and often included fake interviews, footage and statistics.

Each episode of Brass Eye consisted of several segments, each of which poked fun at a different aspect of the topic at hand. For example, in the episode focusing on drugs, the show humorously explored the hysteria surrounding drug use and the media's portrayal of drug users as either criminals or victims. The episode featured segments on drug slang, drug testing, drug-related deaths, and the war on drugs.

One of the show's most famous segments was called "Cake", which parodied the media's sensationalist coverage of pedophilia. The segment featured a fictional charity called "Nonce Sense" that claimed that pedophiles could smell out children. The charity also claimed that there were "paedos in cake" and that the only way to protect children was to ban cake. The segment was controversial and sparked outrage from some viewers who found it in poor taste.

Another iconic segment was called "Good AIDS/Bad AIDS", which highlighted the hypocrisy of the media's coverage of HIV/AIDS. The segment showed how the media portrayed people with HIV/AIDS as either virtuous victims or promiscuous villains. The show argued that people with HIV/AIDS were simply people with a disease and deserved to be treated with dignity and respect.

The show's cast included several talented comedians and actors, including Hugh Dennis, Doon Mackichan, Alexander Armstrong, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Gina McKee, and Amelia Bullmore. Each of the cast members brought their unique comedic talents to the show and helped to create the dark, satirical humor that the show was known for.

Overall, Brass Eye was a groundbreaking show that pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on television. It was both hilarious and thought-provoking, tackling controversial subjects with a mix of absurdity and social commentary. The show remains a cult classic to this day and is considered to be one of the most innovative and influential TV shows of its time.

Brass Eye is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 2011.

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February 19, 2011
Chris Morris looks at the media in a satirical way.
Where to Watch Brass Eye
Brass Eye is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brass Eye on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    February 19, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (11,557)