Director of cult comedy, Brass Eye, comes to Broadway for anniversary screening

It caused controversy when it hit our screens in 1997 for its brutal satirical style and close-to-the-bone humour, but Brass Eye quickly gained a cult following and is now considered one of the most influential comedy shows of its time.

Now 20 years on, with the blessing of creator Chris Morris, Brass Eye director Michael Cummings has released a documentary featuring never before seen footage from the spoof news show.

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, which will be screened at Broadway Letchworth on 2 October, gives an insight into the working practices and the highs and lows of making the show over a two year period.

Venues Manager at the Heritage Foundation, Jason Valentine, said: “Broadway Letchworth is one of just a handful of independent cinemas in the country chosen to screen this documentary and host a Q&A with the director, so it’s a real treat for fans of the show and for younger fans of satirical comedy”.

He added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Michael to Letchworth and finding out more about what went on behind the scenes. The film and Q&A session are a must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great comedy is made.”

The film will be screened on Monday 2 October at 7:45pm, followed by a Q&A. Tickets cost £10. To book tickets visit or call 01462 681088.

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