Chris Morris

Review: The Reunion – The Day Today, Radio 4

Want to feel old? Listen to this week's The Reunion, which brought together (most of) the key members of The Day Today, which was first broadcast by the BBC...27 years ago.

And, of course, as the programme reminded us, the original Radio 4 iteration, On The Hour went out even earlier. And that, of course, gave the world Alan Partridge, still going strong today.


News: Brass Eye, Green Wing, The Day Today Composer Dies

Jonathan Whitehead, who wrote the music for a number of acclaimed films and television comedies including Brass Eye and Green Wing, has died. He was 59 and died of a heart attack in late May. Comedian Chris Morris has written an obituary in The Guardian this week.


Film Review: The Day Shall Come

I was lucky enough to see a very early press screening of the new Chris Morris film The Day Shall Come. At the time I enjoyed it but couldn't help feeling that it didn't strike the same chord in me as Four Lions. That film seemed to have everything, most notably a glorious sense of absurdity about modern terrorism. There was something very English about Four Lions which made it way more relatable than The Day Shall Come, which also looks at the grass roots war on terror but is set in Florida.


News: Watch Trailer For New Chris Morris Film

The UK trailer and poster for Chris Morris’s The Day Shall Come has been released. The film opens in cinemas nationwide on Friday 11 October.

Based on 100 true stories, the new film from Chris Morris (Four Lions, Brass Eye) is a comic thriller that exposes the dark farce at the heart of the homeland security project: It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own. 

Chris Morris – Director’s Statement


News: The Day Today Team Reunite (Sadly Not For TV Though)

The stars of pioneering BBC comedy The Day Today have reunited to mark their twenty-fifth anniversary.

Sadly it was for a dinner rather than to record a new programme. Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan, Chris Morris, Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan, Peter Baynham, David Schneider and Patrick Marber gathered together for the first time in many years.

David Schneider tweeted: "The Day Today, 25th anniversary dinner. We’ve lost the news."


News: Exclusive London Screening for Chris Morris Documentary

There is to be a one-off screening in London of Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, the documentary about the work of Chris Morris featuring previously unseen footage.


News: Unheard Chris Morris Sketch Still Unheard

Breaking News 6/12. Re: below. The Chris Morris broadcast tomorrow is no longer happening. Mary Anne Hobbes said this on her show this morning. "Now I know we said last week on the show that we hoped to have some brand new material from Chris Morris to play to you this Sunday, but I'm going to have to disappoint you a bit I'm afraid. We haven't got a finished sketch, we've got a clip that's more of a work in progress - so it's not ready to broadcast yet.


Classic Interviewish: Chris Morris

I was just listening to the Chris Morris retrospective Raw Meat Radio on Radio 4 Extra and I came across this old piece online that I wrote about Morris for the Evening Standard when his sitcom Nathan Barley was broadcast on C4 in 2005.


News: Chris Morris Doc Broadcast Confirmed

BBC Radio 4 Extra's Three-hour documentary on Chris Morris, entitled Raw Meat Radio, has been confirmed for broadcast next Saturday, November 29 from 7pm - 10pm.
Chris Morris is known by most for his ground-breaking film and television work but, like most good things, he ‘started on the radio’.


News: Charlie Brooker to host Chris Morris Documentary?*

Radio 4 Extra is making a three-hour documentary about the work of Chris Morris. The programme, entitled Raw Meat Radio, is due to be broadcast on November 29 at 7pm.

The project came about after the digital channel re-ran Morris’ influential radio show Blue Jam earlier this year. The producer is Morris superfan Sophie Black, who has been interviewing a number of people who have worked with the elusive auteur over the years.


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