Nathan Barley

Nathan Barley. Nathan Barley (Nicholas Burns). Copyright: TalkbackThames.

Nathan Barley

Comedy series which mercilessly parodies the lifestyles of young London media types

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catskillz

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 4:49pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3,396 posts

Does anyone know if this criminally underrated show is coming back?

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:07pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

It was fab, but maybe a touch to good, for it's own good. It's one of those shows that if you're not smart enough, you don't get.

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Lee

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:09pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,341 posts

I thought it was great but I doubt we'll see it again. Maybe a one off if the writers get lucky?

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:12pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Chris Morris has an enormous brain, thank God he doesn't use it for evil.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:16pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,308 posts

It struck me as the kind of programme which there'd only really be one series of no matter how successful.

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:17pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Also it's not really a sitcom, as it had a very definite developmental arc.

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catskillz

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:25pm
  • Merseyside, England
  • 3,396 posts

I'd love my sitcom to be made by the same people who made Nathan Barley. Does anyone know the name of the Production Company?

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Lee

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 5:27pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,341 posts

Chris Morris's brain.

Quote: sootyj @ March 26, 2008, 1:12 PM

Chris Morris has an enormous brain, thank God he doesn't use it for evil.

Laughing out loud

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Curt

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 6:16pm [Edited]
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • 6,604 posts

According to this website the show sucked.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 6:18pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

The website is wrong.

:O

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 6:41pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

I think it was a great series. But I imagine that Brooker & Morris found that they had said all there was to say about the character and his world in one series.

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Lee

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 6:44pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,341 posts

I loved the Dan Ashcroft character though, surely there is a place for him somewhere else?

Maybe Nathan is now in his late 30's and still acting like the "idiot"? David Brent stylee.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 6:45pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

I'm sure I heard there would be another series. But that it would be quite different.

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 26th March 2008, 6:47pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

As I said on the Balls Of Steel thread, Nathan Barley is alive and well and running C4.