When Washington writes Blair's autocue
March 3, 2003 8:24 AM   Subscribe

When Washington writes Blair's autocue. For those of you outside the U.K. a very funny clip from Rory Bremner, about the only satirist left on U.K. television. (Real Video Stream - 'Blair & Campbell Autocue').
posted by rolo (9 comments total)
...God help us all...
posted by dash_slot- at 8:41 AM on March 3, 2003

I'll forgive the fact that you used the words "Rory Bremner" and "funny" in the same sentence, and get down to the assertion that Bremner is about the only satirist left on UK T.V. I'm guessing that Ali-G (Social Satirist), 2D2V, Dead Ringers, Brass Eye, Mark Thomas and that other UnFunny impressionist whose name I can never remember, don't count.
posted by seanyboy at 9:20 AM on March 3, 2003

I hate Real.
posted by spazzm at 9:22 AM on March 3, 2003

O.K. Seanyboy, point taken. I should have said political satire, and I wouldn't have put Ali-G in that category, as much as I love his early stuff. I think Chris Morris is a genius but Brass Eye is not currently on the box (nor are most of the others you mentioned), and satire doesn't seem quite the right term for him either. I suppose I was thinking about satirists dealing directly with topical political issues and there are currently not very many of them on t.v. Bremner has done some pathetic stuff in the past but I think some of the recent Iraq-dominated programmes have been very strong indeed.
posted by rolo at 9:47 AM on March 3, 2003

Brilliant! Thanks, rolo. I really enjoyed The Maths Professor too.

This may be heresy, spazzm, but I've used RealOne daily for almost a year now (I listen to BBC Radios 4 and 3 all day) and it has never failed me.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:52 AM on March 3, 2003

i was wondering if anyone would post a bremner link - rolo is spot on - some of his shows have been dire in the past, but his recent shows have been really biting, funny stuff, and well worth watching.
posted by kev23f at 10:12 AM on March 3, 2003

Man, Blair must really be an embarassment for the English at this point.... Almost as much as Aznar is for the Spanish.....
posted by sic at 1:20 PM on March 3, 2003

Not so much embarrassing as really, really puzzling.
posted by Summer at 2:48 AM on March 4, 2003

...and scarily calm and self-assured in the face of constant and unremitting hostility to his plans.
posted by Markb at 6:29 AM on March 4, 2003

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