About Nathan Barley

Glorious send-up of the trendy new media scene from Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker. Basically, this series is well jackson. Keep it dusty.

About Nathan Barley

After satirical masterpieces The Day Today and Brass Eye, Chris Morris teamed up with a then little-known Charlie Brooker to bring a character from Brooker's TV listings parody website TVGoHome to life in this cult sitcom.

Nathan Barley (Nicholas Burns) is an ex-public-school media wannabe and, quite simply, one of the most obnoxious people you'll ever meet. And he's just one of the offensive gaggle of fashionistas, designers, DJs and producers hopelessly trying to embody the cutting edge of urban cool in this glorious send-up of the early 2000s new media scene.

Caught up in Nathan's world of digital terrorism and meaningless catchphrases is writer Dan Ashcroft (Julian Barratt from The Mighty Boosh) and his sister Claire (Claire Keelan).

Dan dislikes everything Nathan Barley stands for, whilst Claire seeks to highlight the plight of the inner city's homeless and drug-dependent. But, whilst Dan tries to distance himself from the idiots around him, he's hopelessly mired - and admired - in this media scene and frequently forced to compromise his own ethics in order to earn a living. Meanwhile, Claire, clearly wants to be seen as socially responsible and philanthropic, but she's also ruthlessly ambitious.

With a fantastic supporting cast of comedians, look out for the likes of Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh), Julia Davis (Nighty Night) and Kevin Eldon (just about every notable sitcom, satire and sketch show).

There's also a couple of celebrated thesps in the mix with Ben Whishaw (James Bond's Q) as Nathan's meek assistant and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) playing a boring business manager.