Channel 4 comedy hosted by Armando Iannucci. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2003. Stars Armando Iannucci.


Satirical debate programme hosted by Armando Iannucci, nightly in the run-up to the May 2003 local elections

Channel 4
4   (1 series)
Armando Iannucci
David Tyler and Ben Gosling Fuller
David Tyler

Gash is the new nightly political comedy show for Channel 4, presented by Armando Iannucci (Friday Night Armistice, writer/producer of I'm Alan Partridge and The Day Today), with guests from the world of comedy, news and the media being funny about everything that's ever happened today, so probably the war with Iraq mostly. Definitely not just tame BBC Two-type sketches in which someone who looks nothing like Kylie Minogue injects her bottom with stuff and tries to pass off the whole limp event as the 'topical satire' show Double Take.

Gash - editor's slang for any bits of cut-up tape - will try and compress twenty-four hours of the day's events into twenty-four minutes of talk, jokes, bits, VT footage, more jokes, blindingly well-informed opinion, jokes, utter lack of balance, jokes and Armando Iannucci. One or more of these things could happen at the same time.

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First broadcast
Monday 28th April 2003 on Channel 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 19th May 2003 on Channel 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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