'The Day Today' was hailed as a landmark in British television which made it impossible to watch the news without laughing like mad. Following its transmission in January 1994, hordes of seasonal newscasters resigned in shame as the programme scientifically proved their jobs were wrong.
Anchorman Christopher Morris had been fired from ITN in 1989 for using make up on disaster victims, but was hired by The Day Today for precisely the same reason. Collatallie Sisters single-handedly revolutionized business news with the graphic finance arse. Sportscaster Alan Partridge was amiable enough and Peter O'Hanraha'hanrahan won repeated awards for dreadful persistence!
A must see, if you appreciate impeccably good satire.
- The Day Today review by Jaz Moghul
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I believe this is the finest and most influential piece of comedy released in britain, perhaps the world. Even to this day, the fotmat of the news and the styles of commentry are ridicuolously close to the parody potrayed in "The Day Today". It's unbelievably funny, clever and dumb. I still hear commentries, or see the way a news show starts and think that's the "The Day Today", and it confirms what a farce the media is. Stunning, I can't get tired of this.