Bremner: Political satire has gone

Rory Bremner hosts Face The Clock on Channel 4

Rory Bremner hosts Face The Clock on Channel 4

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Roy Bremner has lamented the disappearance of political satire from television.

The impressionist and comedian - who is hosting new quiz show Face The Clock - feels the loss of such shows means the public find out less about their politicians.

Rory said: "There's a problem in that quite a major link between the public and the politicians has eroded.

"We used to have That Was The Week That Was and Spitting Image, and then there was Bremner, Bird And Fortune.

"Week in, week out, politicians were on television in a comedy show being lampooned, but no matter what was being done to them, it meant people got to know who the politicians were.

"There isn't a weekly show at the moment that is engaging in that way, and I think that's a shame."

He also blames a lack of distinctive characters in politics.

Rory added: "There are a few glowing exceptions like Boris Johnson - even cynical people have to recognise he has an extraordinary turn of phrase and charisma - but I'm not even sure David Cameron knows who half the people in the Cabinet are."

:: Face The Clock continues on Channel 4 on weekdays.

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