Brass Eye: The unseen footage | New documentary about the seminal comedy

Brass Eye: The unseen footage

New documentary about the seminal comedy

The original director of Brass Eye has made a documentary about the controversial and groundbreaking series.

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes has been compiled from hundreds of hours of unseen material from Michael Cumming’s archive.

The hour-long film is described as ‘part documentary, part artwork’ and is designed solely for live screenings.

 It was made to mark the 20th anniversary of Chris Morris’ seminal series and will receive its world premiere at  the Pilot Light TV Festival in Manchester in May. Cumming will be at the screening for a Q&A, in which he promises he will be ‘spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of the bag’  about the show.

Brass Eye - which also featured Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan, Gina McKee, Mark Heap and Amelia Bullmore  – originally ran for seven episdes in 1997, notably campaigning against the fictitious drug Cake, while the 2001 Paedogeddon! special , which Cumming  did not direct, promoted a storm of outrage from the tabloids

Oxide Ghosts, which has Morris’s blessing, will be screened at Gorilla on May 7, alongside all the TV episodes. TIckets go on sale at 9am tomorrow.

Published: 23 Mar 2017

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