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Don't Watch That Watch This

Don't Watch That Watch This

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Four
  • 2005 - 2006
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Satire using recent and archive footage cut together out-of-context to present an alternative version of news and events. Stars John Fortune, Alex Lowe, Lewis Macleod, Lucy Montgomery, Adam Buxton and Kate O'Sullivan

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 3

Prince Philip takes over the world, George Bush has a message for the boy scouts, Jeremy Clarkson is confronted by his most troublesome guest ever and there's trouble on the set of Ask The Family. It can mean only one thing; the archive has gone through the mincer yet again as Don't Watch That Watch This invites you to watch more freshly recut footage.

Further details

A confused Jeremy Paxman bumps into Charles Kennedy, while Peter Mandelson tells us what he really thinks of his fellow Europeans. A teenage Anne Widdecombe pops up to talk up state schools, and President Putin explains away a hiccup as he greets Tony Blair. After more time running amok with scissors in the BBC film vaults, it's time to stick it everything back together and see if it makes sense.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th November 2005
BBC Four
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Lewis Macleod Various
Lucy Montgomery Various
Adam Buxton Various
Guest cast
Simon Greenall Various
Writing team
Geoff Atkinson Writer
Steve Connelly Writer (Additional Material)
Lewis Macleod Writer (Additional Material)
Lucy Montgomery Writer (Additional Material)
Adam Buxton Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Steve Connelly Producer
Geoff Atkinson Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Paul McAleavey Editor
Dom Clasby Production Designer

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