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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    28 Dec '11 15:58
    A mini-series consisting on three free-standing, provocative dramas that offer takes on the current condition of the public domain in the U.K.

    Anyone seen it?
  2. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    28 Dec '11 18:04
    Originally posted by FMF
    A mini-series consisting on three free-standing, provocative dramas that offer takes on the current condition of the public domain in the U.K.

    Anyone seen it?
    Indeed - one of my TV highlights of 2011. It's the brainchild of Charlie Brooker (who I adore anyway, even if his Guardian columns have lost a bit of bite recently) and he wrote or co-wrote 2 of the 3 episodes. It was billed, probably because Brooker's name was attached to it, as 'dark comedy' but really I think 'dark drama' suits it better (even the first episode, which seems like it will be funny, just isn't, and isn't meant to be, I don't think). It's slightly more narrow than just 'current affairs', though - more a look at the current state of the media.

    I really can't recommend it highly enough.

    (If you're looking for more 'traditional' Brooker fare, Sky 1 - of all channels - will be airing his detective show spoof about one 'DCI Cloth' entitled, ahem, 'A Touch of Cloth', in the near future.)