The Theatre of News meets Dead Ringers


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In the first video Dead Ringers pokes fun at all the standing-up-and-walking-around that goes on ITV’s Theatre of News, the second video is from the actual ITV News where just as much standing-up-and-walking-around goes on, although slightly less dancing.

I’m really surprised that none of Australia’s television networks have copied this approach to news yet, most of our commercial news is so trashy now anyway, it might as well have fancier sets and more camera swoops.

For more standing up mockery check out Melanie Bellamy and her standing news, or watch Jeremy Clarkson do his best impression of the Channel Five news.

More video from the real ITV lunchtime and evening news continue after the jump…

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– Thanks Craig for all the ITV news videos,

2 Responses to “The Theatre of News meets Dead Ringers”


  • Guess what…one of the OZ networks DOES do standing news!



    …SBS!

  • ITV wasn’t the only network to use a virtual news set. Didn’t someone tell them that the BBC used one 16 years ago?

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