Britain Today Tonight. Douglas 'Digger' Daley (Kayvan Novak). Copyright: Objective Productions
Britain Today Tonight

Britain Today Tonight

  • TV sketch show
  • Channel 4
  • 2017
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A spoof tabloid news show in which Kayvan Novak plays various roles.

Britain Today Tonight. Image shows from L to R: Mandi Manners (Kayvan Novak), Ken Kildoon (Kayvan Novak), Douglas 'Digger' Daley (Kayvan Novak), Jon Donovan (Kayvan Novak), Peter P. Powers (Kayvan Novak). Copyright: Objective Productions

Key details

Sketch Show
Channel 4
6 (1 series)
Kayvan Novak
Kayvan Novak and Jo Bunting
Joe Varley, Shereen Docherty, Deborah Sargeant, Layla Smith, Kayvan Novak, Toby Stevens, Tom Thostrup, Sarah Mills and more

Britain Today Tonight is a spoof tabloid 'news show' which promises to shine a light on contemporary Britain. But with Kayvan Novak playing the part of the American anchorman, the reporters and even some of the subjects of the reports - this is the 'news' as you have never seen it before.

Channel 9Nine News Network (slogan 'Making News Great Again') is the home of the fictional US cable news magazine show Britain Today Tonight, which promises '100% Real News Guaranteed'. In it, Kayvan's happy band of reporters, journalists and filmmakers lift the lid on what's happening on the tiny little island we call Great and the rest of the world just calls Britain.

Britain Today Tonight not only sees Kayvan doing what Kayvan does best - using his extraordinary vocal ability, brilliant improvisational skills and natural comic timing to prank members of the British public - it also moves Kayvan into a new topical territory, allowing him to take on topical themes and feed them into his pranks.

Anchored from Washington DC by nine-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and green belt in Taekwondo, Douglas 'Digger' Daley, we meet Britain Today Tonight's team of crack reporters that includes Australian action television star turned Security Correspondent, Jon Donovan; Investigative Reporter and Scottish Journalist of the Year 1991, Ken Kildoon; Lifestyle Correspondent Mandi Manners; Entertainment Reporter Mike Armenian; and Special Correspondent and award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter P Powers. All of these character are played by Novak.

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th May 2017 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 26th May 2017 at 1:10am on C4 - Episode 5
  • Friday 19th May 2017 at 1:25am on C4 - Episode 4
  • Friday 19th May 2017 at 1:00am on C4 - Episode 3

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