Thursday, 26 January 2012

Time Trumpet

Smell the Movies
Smell the TV

Transmitted:July 2006 - September 2006
Country of origin:UK
Genre:Satire, Politics, Mockumentary
Starring:Armando Iannucci, Richard Ayoade, Adam Buxton, Jo Enright, Matthew Holness, Stewart Lee
No. of seasons:1

Armando Iannucci delves once more into the world of satire, this time delivering a biting polemic on current affairs by means of a fictional look back at events between 2005 and 2030 through the medium of a TV show of the future.
Much use is made of 'talking heads', either real people or fictionalised versions of real people - the futuristic David Beckham is a touch of genius - and there are some genuine moments of class, Tesco's invasion of Denmark using 'War of the Worlds' style Tripod war machines being the most obvious that springs to mind.
Not as revolutionary as some of his past efforts (The Day Today, I'm Alan Partridge), as at times it feels as if he is simply re-treading a well furrowed path, this is still anarchic and highly entertaining TV.

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