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Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« on: January 23, 2021, 12:21:09 AM »
Watched the first edition of Carlton's London Tonight earlier - surely this traffic segment is a direct inspiration for Valerie Sinatra in her travel pod?

      "innovations"

(The programme itself, though not very TDT-like, is fucking horrible. They've obviously watched American news and decided that exciting news equals amped-up SHOUTING and shitting people up into feeling they're in imminent danger from everything. Nice juxtaposition too between the report on women being attacked in their own cars and Jono Coleman haranguing people into trying to get off with each other on the tube.)


Also mentioned this a while back - the voice of Brian Barron reporting on the Gulf War:

      "an aerial juggernaut that could well grow heavier in the next 48 hours"

His pompous faux-despairing delivery must surely be the basis of Eugene Fraxby.


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Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 01:22:01 PM »
I've posted it a couple of times, but this 1985 BBC news report on the 'moving statue of Ballinspittle' is certainly the inspiration for the 'driving Mary of Ballakreen'.

Quote from: Ballinspittle
It's off the beaten track, not in the tourist guides, unremarkable in every way.

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But for that, Ballakreen wouldn't bother a single map. Or a guidebook. There's only one entry, and it's less than an inch long.

In fact, rewatching them now, I've just spotted that footage from the original report is used to depict Ballakreen.

I encourage you to watch the full Ballinspittle report - but especially the final minute, where the reporter sounds almost exactly like Chris Morris when questioning the statue maker.

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'And did [the statue] move while you were making it?'

Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 11:16:51 PM »
That's amazing. The priest really is like Father Stone, maybe mixed with some other Ted characters.

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Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 07:16:39 PM »
Was watching some episodes of World In Action on YouTube earlier -Morris definitely ripped off the image from the opening credits where the multiple limbs extend from the body in BrassEye.

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Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 07:27:48 PM »
I suspect the TV show Jam was strongly influenced by a BBC 1 radio comedy called Blue Jam.

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Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 05:55:14 PM »
This is the "Urtext" for the pedophile special:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDJMTuA5fvE
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Televised April 1998, according to the uploader.

Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 07:45:07 PM »

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Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2021, 09:39:48 PM »
This is the "Urtext" for the pedophile special:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDJMTuA5fvE
BBC Panorama on Sidney Cooke
123,910 views•Mar 1, 2013


Televised April 1998, according to the uploader.

While I'm sure this would have been on Morris' radar at the time, wasn't there a Dispatches broadcast around the same year that was the main influence for BES?

It's never appeared on Youtube to my knowledge, but it apparently is very similarly formatted to the special - "LIVE" in studio presentation and horror movie-esque reconstructions with scary music played over the top. There's also a scene of a victim recounting his abuse through a stuffed animal which became the basis of weird bit from BES with sister dressed as troll doll (which makes absolutely no sense without that bit of context).

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Re: Things that bits of Morris' work were possibly based on
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2021, 07:28:12 PM »
Oh I didn’t realize. Well, this has the feel of that lost programme, at least.

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