Sunday, March 26, 2017

Unseen Eye

Brass Eye turns 20 years old this year, and while it doesn't look as though there'll be a new episode or series to mark the occasion, there will be a documentary featuring previously unseen footage, compiled by the show's director Michael Cumming - arguably the next best thing.

Given the critical reputation and rabid fandom that has grown up around the series (and The Day Today), it's surprising that this material hasn't seen the light of day before. Perhaps Chris Morris was actively suppressing it - if so, he's clearly relented, as Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes has his seal of approval.

The film is due to make its screen debut at the Pilot Light TV Festival in Manchester in May - but, with any luck, will be shown further afield afterwards.

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