Broken News (2005)

Broken News is a comedy programme shown on BBC Two in autumn 2005 and in Australia on SBS-TV from the 17 July 2006. The show poked fun at the world of 24-hour rolling news channels. The title of the show is a play on the phrase "breaking news". It had six thirty-minute episodes. Having previously worked on programmes such as People Like Us and The Sunday Format, the show's production team worked closely with writer and director John Morton. The show jump cut between its various spoof TV channels, which covered both the central story and other stories that would be of interest to their audience. A large part of the comedy came from observations about the nature of news presentation rather than the stories themselves. The programme centered on Britain's addiction to 24-hour news channels. Each week, Broken News looked at a fictitious news story such as "Tomato Flu" or "The End of the Rain". Its massive cast of 145 actors played newsreaders and reporters on different networks. It was released on DVD Region 2 on 12 June 2006.

Writing:
  • Tony Roche
  • John Morton

Stars:
Release Date: 2005-10-31
Seasons: 1
TMDb: 8/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumb...
Will Parker
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Belinda Stewa...
Unknown
Claudia Christian
Claudia Chris...
Julia Regan - IBS
Duncan Duff
Duncan Duff
Richard Pritchard - ESN
Sharon Horgan
Sharon Horgan
Katie Tate - ESN
Colin Stinton
Colin Stinton
Anthony Markovitz
Steve Toussaint
Steve Toussai...
Adam Lockwood
Indira Varma
Indira Varma
Melanie Bellamy
Philip Brodie
Philip Brodie
Colin Kay - So News
Tom Goodman-Hill
Tom Goodman-H...
Guy Batson - Go Sports
Sarah Hadland
Sarah Hadland
Claire - Traffic Reports
Pip Torrens
Pip Torrens
Sam French - Bullet Points Presenter
Darren Boyd
Darren Boyd
Nick Burham
Nicola Walker
Nicola Walker
Katie Willard
James Howard
James Howard
Kevin Peters
Roger Barclay
Roger Barclay
Mitchell Oatis - Aronovitz
Preeya Kalidas
Preeya Kalida...
Anita Ratchathani
Lorelei King
Lorelei King
Loren Peterson
Jonathan Aris
Jonathan Aris
Stewart Frewett - ESN Network Reporter
Ian Duncan
Ian Duncan
Todd Todmore - World Money Today
Andrew Havill
Andrew Havill
Nicholas Michaelmass - ESN Network Reporter
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