About the TV Show
First Air Date: October 31, 2005
|First Aired on||:||2005|
|Created By||:||Tony Roche,John Morton|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||6 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Broken News is a comedy programme shown on BBC Two in autumn 2005 and in Australia on SBS-TV from the 17 July 2006. The show poked fun at the world of 24-hour rolling news channels. The title of the show is a play on the phrase "breaking news". The show jump cut between its various spoof TV channels, which covered both the central story and other stories that would be of interest to their audience. A large part of the comedy came from observations about the nature of news presentation rather than the stories themselves.