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Author Topic: Jam aka Surreal Brilliance from Chris Morris (UK Channel 4 2000)  (Read 1787 times)

Offline Sek'Tal Alcyone

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Jam was a postmodern British dark comedy series created, written and directed by Chris Morris, and broadcast on Channel 4 during March and April 2000. It was based on the earlier BBC Radio 1 show, Blue Jam, and consisted of a series of unsettling sketches unfolding over an ambient soundtrack.

Many of the sketches re-used the original radio soundtracks with the actors lip-synching their lines, an unusual technique which added to the programme's unsettling atmosphere.

The cast, which comprised people who Morris had worked with on his earlier TV work such as The Day Today and Brass Eye, included Amelia Bullmore, David Cann, Julia Davis, Kevin Eldon and Mark Heap, as well as occasional appearances from Morris himself. It was written by Chris Morris and Peter Baynham, with additional material contributed by Jane Bussmann, David Quantick, Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews and the cast.

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Re: Jam aka Surreal Brilliance from Chris Morris (UK Channel 4 2000)
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 04:04:24 PM »
A truly brilliant show. Chris Morris was a true pioneer of un-PC TV. This along with Brass Eye and The Day Today made for great viewing.

One of my favourite sketches:

The 'abortion gift' sketch is also very good, but I can't find a clip of that one unfortunately...

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Re: Jam aka Surreal Brilliance from Chris Morris (UK Channel 4 2000)
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 04:14:17 PM »
I had a feeling you would be a fan. I miss the days when Channel 4 had the balls to show stuff like this and the brilliant Brass Eye.