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The Waldo Moment 

A failed comedian who voices a popular cartoon bear named Waldo finds himself mixing in politics when TV executives want Waldo to run for office.

Director:

Bryn Higgins

Writers:

Charlie Brooker, Christopher Morris (based on an original idea for Nathan Barley by) (as Chris Morris) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Rigby ... Jamie Salter
Chloe Pirrie ... Gwendolyn Harris
Jason Flemyng ... Jack Napier
Tobias Menzies ... Liam Monroe
Christina Chong ... Tamsin
James Lance ... Conor Simpson
Ed Gaughan Ed Gaughan ... Shaun
Kenneth Collard ... Jim
Michael Shaeffer ... Roy
Pip Torrens ... Philip Crane
David Ajala ... Jeff Carter
James Richard Marshall ... Monroe's Campaign Agent
Jack Monaghan Jack Monaghan ... Hustings Host
Louis Waymouth ... Simon Finch
Daniel Tatarsky ... Returning Officer
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Storyline

Comedian Jamie Slater provides the voice for Waldo, a blue cartoon bear who interviews politicians for a late night topical satire show where Waldo generally humiliates them. Jamie's producer Jack Napier suggests Waldo stands as the local MP in the upcoming election, against pompous Tory boy Liam Monroe - one of Waldo's interview victims. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

The list of Waldo sketch ideas written down by Sarah are: Re-Enact Twitter?, Oscars/Red Carpet, Towie Spoof, Sherlock Jr? and finally, Vote Waldo. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Vote Waldo!
31 December 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Of all the episodes of Black Mirror that I've seen, this one seems the least far fetched, when you look at the state of The UK right now politically, this doesn't seem too far off, people are so detached politically right now, that I can believe in this.

It doesn't have the depth of other episodes, when you consider that this followed White Bear in particular, it does lack any sort of shock factor, or any real emotional depth.

The moment where Jamie attacks the MPs is great, he clearly doesn't handle rejection well.

Politics in 2018, I could vote for a blue bear.

As a political geek I enjoyed this one, and love its relevance, but I get that the appeal to this one is more limited. Daniel Rigby and Tobias Menzies are both terrific.

Better then it's perceived. 7/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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