Late Edition

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Thursday 10:30 PM on BBC Four Premiered Mar 03, 2005 In Season

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Late Edition

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British satirical topic news/talk show, hosted by comedian, writer and occasional-actor Marcus Brigstocke (Winner of BBC New Comedian in 1996). Uses the tagline "Making the news Funny", the BBC describe it as "Newsnight, with jokes". Regular appearances are made by various 'experts' and commentators (all played by Steve Furst) and by man-on-the-street Andre Vincent. Guest appearances have been made by a host of minor Members of Parliment and other politically-motivated figures. Now in its second series, it is filmed at BBC TV centre in London and transmitted live. At the time of writig, its claim to fame is that it is the only live comedy show on British TV.

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  • Brilliantly funny satirical side-swipe at the weeks news.

    8.8
    Very funny - makes me laugh every time I watch it. Marcus Brigstocke seems to have a knack of using just the right amount of sarcasm and satire to mock the invaringly political news story in question whilst still informing the viewer what the story was about. It does help that the majority of stuff in the news recently is so easy to make fun of, and I accept there are a lot of shows similarly taking the proverbial out of the news, but this seems to have a different and original take that makes it worth watching. The genius addition of the randomly selected 'focus group' in this latest series give the opportunity for direct in-their-face mick-taking of people who turned up to watch the show. You also have to admit that the fake MPs, 'experts' and commentators (excellently portrayed by Steve Furst) add to the amusement, although sometimes in a Ricky Gervais 'Office'-esque way. Overall, top show - Watch it!moreless
  • Worse movie ever. Well actually that's being very harsh. After all, I'm sure the production company had put a lot of effort in producing this and trashing it like I am doing right now seems downright unfair.moreless

    5.0
    Worse movie ever. Well actually that's being very harsh. After all, I'm sure the production company had put a lot of effort in producing this and trashing it like I am doing right now seems downright unfair. However, I can't forgive those who waste my time with something like this. Why did I pick up something called Late Edition in the first place?

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