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Iannucci's persona in the series is UK's version of a Woody Allen narrator - a physically insignificant, neurotic, socially inept victim of soundbyte culture relieving himself of his social and political hangups and obsessions through a series of mockumentary sketches and interviews. It's an extremely surreal but sharply satirical world that he inhabits and the fresh spin he puts on modern life is extremely amusing. Each show has a loose "theme" but involves Iannucci and other characters turning up in a variety of ridiculous situations to make a very silly point or just be pointlessly silly in a Pythonesque way. You'll love his mad hairdresser and the two racist police horses, his pensioner neighbour Hugh or the reserved English style Columbine shoot up in a restaurant but there are too many sketches to describe and lots of laugh out loud moments. A sort of Thinking Man's Little Britain for fans of Private Eye or The Office.