Satirical prank show pilot starring, written and directed by Sort-It-Out-Man
Pilot episode of a new comedy in which Sort-It-Out-Man and his hapless assistant Dave come from the perfect planet Sorted to rid Earth of apathy.
Fed-up with dog poo in your park? Had enough of motorists speeding down suburban side streets and tearing through red lights? Sick and tired of bin men spilling rubbish all over your street? And can't stand rude shop assistants, people peeing in the street and bus drivers who don't stop? Then it's time to call Sort-It-Out-Man.
Sort-It-Out-Man is here to do battle. Here to confront the culprits. And here to get an immediate solution for those daily irritants that drive you crazy, but you somehow never get round to writing a letter about, because you can't be bothered, are too chicken or cos' it feels like something your nan would do.
This is politics with a small p for a generation who are alienated by the politics of big gestures and little action, of sound-bites from suits with no visible effect. These are real current affairs issues tackled with comedy, attitude, bite and an overriding sense of positivity.
The civic-minded superheroes wear capes and tight suits and Sortitout-man has blue face. So, as you'd expect, they tend to get a reaction wherever they go. Not since Esther Rantzen's That's Life has there been a team prepared to tackle real issues affecting real people in such a hard-hitting fashion.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 28th May 2003 on BBC Three at 11:30pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes