Controversial media satire featuring mock news investigations and studio debates, and celebrities duped into expressing support for ludicrous spoof campaigns. Written by Chris Morris and Peter Baynham. Starring Chris Morris, Peter Baynham, Bill Cashmore, Hugh Dennis, Doon Mackichan, Claire Skinner, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Amelia Bullmore and Julia Davis. First broadcast on Channel 4 in January 1997.

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h2g2: The Brass Eye Paedophile Special
Offers a detailed analysis of the episode, and the public's reaction to it.
IMDb - Brass Eye
Includes a message board, viewer comments, trivia and a list of cast and crew.
The Observer - Why Chris Morris had to make Brass Eye
"The man who set Britain talking with a 30-minute TV satire is already moving on to his next target." By Euan Ferguson.
Wikipedia - Brass Eye
Article examining the original series and the 2001 special. With screen captures and links.
BBC News - Watchdog orders Brass Eye apology
"Broadcasting watchdogs order Channel 4 to air a public apology for its satirical documentary on paedophilia, Brass Eye." (September 06, 2001)
BBC News - Channel 4 defends 'sick' satire
Report on the controversy surrounding the 2001 special. (July 28, 2001)
BBC News - Star consults lawyers over TV spoof
"Phil Collins takes legal advice after he was tricked into appearing on Brass Eye to back a hoax anti-paedophile campaign." (July 18, 2001)
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