The Day Today in April

BBC Worldwide have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Day Today for 26th April 2004 with a retail price of £15.99. Arriving on DVD for the first time ever to celebrate ten years since its first broadcast on BBC Two in 1994, The Day Today will be released as a two disc set featuring extensive extras including:

  • Six mini news segments
  • The un-transmitted pilot episode
  • Extended scenes
  • An astonishingly po-faced Open University "behind the scenes" programme
Created and written by Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci, the programme featured Chris Morris as the news anchor with Steve Coogan debuting as sports reporter Alan Partridge, Patrick Marber as the hapless Peter O'Hanraha-Hanrahan, Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) as Collatallie Sisters, David Schneider as weatherman Sylvester Stewart and Rebecca Front as CBN's American reporter Barbara Wintergreen.

In a hard hitting style soon adopted by news programmes everywhere, The Day Today reported John Major's punch up with HM the Queen, a terrorist campaign that used exploding dogs, evidence of police eating their suspects, news of gangsta rapper FUR Q "ironically" murdering people on stage, and live footage of an American man being electrocuted whilst dressed as Elvis.

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