By Larry Brill
Published: January 18, 2014.
Monty Python meets Charles Dickens in this hilarious spoof to today's TV news business. Leeds Merriweather, a common street performer known as a patterer, "invents" the live news performance and assembles a zany cast of characters to pull it off. That propels him to fame as history's first celebrity newscaster. Ultimately, he risks it all for the love of a conniving, social-climbing wench.