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Original language(s)  English
First episode date  19 August 1999
8/10 IMDb

Country of origin  Australia
Running time  25 minutes
Final episode date  14 November 2002
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Starring  Peter Berner Louise Siversen Kym Gyngell Tanya Bulmer
Opening theme  Thunderbirds Are Coming Out (5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Mix) by TISM
Ending theme  Thunderbirds Are Coming Out (5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Mix) by TISM
Cast  Louise Siversen, Kym Gyngell
Networks  American Broadcasting Company, ABC Television
Nominations  Logie Award for Most Outstanding Comedy Program
Genres  Comedy, Satire, Sketch comedy
Similar  The Einstein Factor, CNNNN, The Gillies Report, The Games, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me)

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BackBerner was an Australian political satire sketch comedy television series, broadcast on and produced by ABC TV with Crackerjack Productions. The program was hosted by stand up comic Peter Berner and noted Australian character actor Louise Siversen. The series aired from 19 August 1999 to 14 November 2002.

The show parodied the current affairs format with Berner, but most frequently Siversen engaged in interviews with various representatives and authorities on the subjects of that week's news stories to discuss the issue, with various comedians playing the role of the interviewees. The most common of these characters were Dr Dennis Johnson who covered medical issues and Dexter Pinion, the far-right conservative correspondent for government reconciliation who frequently railed against the supposedly left-leaning "AB-friggin'-C". Numerous other character actors often made return appearances under different names, such as Nicholas Hammond who often appeared as Jack Bloom, a representative for the US Government.

The music played during the opening and closing credits is an excerpt from TISM's song "Thunderbirds are Coming Out".

Other regulars on the program were Tanya Bulmer and Kym Gyngell who engaged in pre-recorded external and on-the-street interviews.

The show was axed in 2002, and poked a last jab by explaining that Dexter Pinion had in fact finally taken control of the "AB-friggin'-C" and shut Berner down.

References

BackBerner Wikipedia


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