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Bremner, Bird & Fortune [01/10/2005]

Synopsis
Political satire series led by impressionist Rory Bremner. Includes a sketch in which Jaques’ ‘seven ages of man’ speech is parodied to chronicle the ‘strange, eventful history’ that was the career of John Birt, former Director-General of the BBC and now advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Tom Baker, who played Doctor Who, speaks the lines that list the attributes of Birt, famously the ‘dalek voice’ and a strong penchant for Armani suits.
Series
Bremner, Bird & Fortune
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
1 Oct 2005 at 20:00 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Chris Fox; Steve Connelly
Producer
Geoff Atkinson
Writer
Geoff Atkinson; John Langdon; Rory Bremner
Cast
Tom BakerJaques
John Bird 
John Fortune 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
politics; satire; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Birt, John

Production Company

Name

Vera Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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