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

Nathan Barley

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2005
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy series which mercilessly parodies the lifestyles of young London media types. Stars Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan, Richard Ayoade, Spencer Brown and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Nicholas Burns, Julian Barratt, Claire Keelan, Richard Ayoade, Spencer Brown, Ben Whishaw, Rhys Thomas, Charlie Condou and more
Writers
Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris
Director
Chris Morris
Producer
Derrin Schlesinger
Companies

Comedy series written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris to mercilessly parody the lifestyles of young London media types.

Nathan Barley is 26. He is a Webmaster, guerrilla filmmaker, screenwriter, DJ and in his own words, a "self-facilitating media node". He is convinced he is the epitome of urban cool and therefore secretly terrified he might not be, which is why he reads Sugar Ape Magazine - his bible of cool.

Dan Ashcroft writes searing columns for Sugar Ape. He's considered astonishingly cool, but only by those he despises. He is surrounded by idiots and practically worshipped by Nathan.

Claire Ashcroft, 27, is Dan's sister. Like Dan she despises "cool". She hasn't met Nathan yet, but like him she is a filmmaker. Unlike him she despises novelty, trash, irony and gadgets. She is furious that no one will fund her hard-hitting documentary about a choir of reformed junkies.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Box of Slice (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Jonathan Whitehead and Chris Morris.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 11th February 2005 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 1st December 2018 at 12:25am on Gold
  • Friday 30th November 2018 at 11:50pm on Gold
  • Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 2:30am on Gold

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