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Four Lions Trailer
Chris Morris, the wonderfully demented mind behind some of television’s greatest comedies including The Day Today, Jam, Brass Eye and Nathan Barley is returning very soon with a new masterpiece.

Four Lions is the story of four British Muslims determined to go down in history as master terrorists. Unfortunately, they’re utterly terrible at everything they do, seeing them attempt to place bombs on crows, the internet and finally, the London Marathon.

Four Lions was originally designed as a TV comedy, but every channel passed up on it out of fear. Expect it to be as gloriously offensive as defecating on a stranger on their birthday. Trailer is below:

If you’re unfamiliar with the works of Chris Morris, get to know him sharpish. The man has a keen eye for observing the very worst in people, and nowhere is this highlighted better than the utterly peerless Brass Eye. Watch here <

Brass Eye, of course, holds roots back in The Day Today, a news show spoof that somehow actually still feels current, dispite being aired in 1994 – pretty spectacular stuff.

Morris singlehandedly brought the entire UK crashing to its knees in 2001 with a special one-off Brass Eye about paedophiles. It holds the record for second-highest number of complaints ever, just behind the televised edition of Jerry Springer: The Opera. Watch here <

Morris also once managed to appear on a live TV chat show without anyone knowing who he was and stir up trouble just for the hell of it.

And if you’re still thinking, ‘this isn’t that offensive,’ here’s a special sketch Morris did for 9/11, starring useless reporter Peter O’Hanra-Hanrahan.

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    Never realised the guy in the stocks was Simon Pegg.

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  • Chris Neilan said

    The screenplay for Four Lions was written by Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong, writers of Peep Show – and Jesse is a recent Oscar nominee for the In The Loop script (he co-wrote with Armando Ianucci, Tony Roche and Simon Blackwell), which is another reason to see this.

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  • Chris Neilan said

    I’m fairly sure that Peter O’Hanra-Hanrahan in that clip was played by Patrick Marber, who wrote the screenplay to Closer, based on his play. He was also a part of the original On The Hour team, the radio show that evolved into The Day Today.

    And I don’t think Chris Morris sets out to relish in offending people, like say Tom Green. Morris’ usual target is the media itself. The infamous Brasseye Paedophilia Special episode for instance was actually about media sensationalism.

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  • ad4m22 said

    I was lucky enough to be in the audience for a talk Chris Morris gave at my Uni and that’s completely true – he has a genuine disdain for the way the media handle their stories (another reason why he should make more programmes with the equally phenomenal Charlie Brooker.)

    His hatred stems from being a local journo on a small newspaper when the Lockerbie disaster happened. A cheer went through the newsroom when they discovered that a local man was on the plane.

    He’s also met several of the journalists who tore him apart after the paedophile special and they’ve all told him how much they liked it, they were just told to write that.

    And In The Loop is a goddamn masterpiece.

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  • Joker said

    Controversial indeed,this reminds me of my”God was playing jenga with the twin towers” joke.

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