Broken News

(2005)
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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". 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.

  1. John Morton

    Creator

  2. Tony Roche

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Will Parker

    6 Episodes

  2. Claudia Christian

    Claudia Christian

    Julia Regan - IBS

    6 Episodes

  3. Duncan Duff

    Duncan Duff

    Richard Pritchard - ESN

    6 Episodes

  4. Sharon Horgan

    Sharon Horgan

    Katie Tate - ESN

    6 Episodes

  5. Colin Stinton

    Colin Stinton

    Anthony Markovitz

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2005 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Broken News premiered on October 31, 2005.

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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m

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