Armando Iannucci

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  • The Death Of Stalin

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 23rd October 2017

    By now the central premise of Armando Iannucci's recent satirical output is clear enough, or has maybe just about been done to death: in politics, everyone's a chancer, making it up on the fly and looking out for number one. In The Death of Stalin there's an extra layer of irony, too: under Communism, there isn't supposed to be a number one to look out for. It's kind of the point.

  • Veep should star Meryl Streep. And a sheep. In a deep sleep. (Doesn't)

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 28th February 2012

    Bring back swearing, I say. It's been too long since Malcolm Tucker last verbally abused a colleague in a way that would see him sacked for harassment within about eight seconds in the real world.

  • EXCLUSIVE: we serialise the Alan Partridge autobiography

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 16th September 2011

    If by 'serialise' we mean 'paste a load of Armando Iannucci's tweets in one article, not even in serial format'. And by 'exclusive' we mean 'not in the least bit exclusive'.

  • The Day Today

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th September 2004

    Russia have elected a cobweb, Hugh Scully is menacing citizens of a local town and John Major has just punched the Queen in the face - it can only be the twisted brain-wrongs of Chris Morris and his news factory The Day Today. Spiritual successor to radio show On The Hour and predecessor to the razor-sharp BrassEye, The Day Tod...