1 9 9 2 (UK)
10 x 30 minute episodes
Premiering on Friday 5 June 1992, David Baddiel from The Mary Whitehouse Experience launched a full-frontal assault on the week’s news in this anarchic™ and subversive™ “topical discussion programme” with the help of serial plonker and current affairs reporter (and later the Conservative party’s traitor-in-chief) Michael Gove and journalist Tracey MacLeod.
Catherine Bennett – a feature writer on The Guardian – was originally cast but wisely thought better of it.
Like watching three sarcastic students shouting in an underground car park but filmed in front of a live studio audience, the dire late-night Channel 4 series was later recognised by co-host Tracey MacLeod as “easily the worst thing I’ve done in my career”.
As the presenters droned on and on about something terribly important before a studio audience slumbering nervously in a dark and brooding set, no doubt they thought they were at the cutting edge of satire at the time.