Britain Today Tonight

  • Comedy
  • 1 season
  • 2017
  • 6 x 30 minutes
Britain Today Tonight

When news itself is making headlines new series Britain Today Tonight sees Novak (BAFTA and British Comedy Awards winning co-creator of Fonejacker and Facejacker) return to Channel 4 as an array of hilarious new characters.

Channel 9Nine News Network (slogan ‘Making News Great Again’) is the home of the fictional US cable news magazine show Britain Today Tonight, which promises ‘100% Real News Guaranteed’. In it, Kayvan’s happy band of reporters, journalists and filmmakers lift the lid on what’s happening on the tiny little island we call Great and the rest of the world just calls Britain.

A co-production from Second Star with Brown Bred and 2LE Britain Today Tonight not only sees Kayvan doing what Kayvan does best – using his extraordinary vocal ability, brilliant improvisational skills and natural comic timing to prank members of the British public – it also moves Kayvan into a new topical territory, allowing him to take on topical themes and feed them into his pranks.

Anchored from Washington DC by nine-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and green belt in Taekwondo, Douglas ‘Digger’ Daley (Kayvan Novak), we meet Britain Today Tonight’s team of crack reporters that includes Australian action television star turned Security Correspondent, Jon Donovan (Kayvan Novak); Investigative Reporter and Scottish Journalist of the Year 1991, Ken Kildoon (Kayvan Novak); Lifestyle Correspondent Mandi Manners (Kayvan Novak); Entertainment Reporter Mike Armenian (Kayvan Novak); and Special Correspondent and award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter P Powers (Kayvan Novak).

An exuberant mash-up of current-affairs spoof and hidden-camera prank show

The Telegraph