Booze Britain

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Booze Britain
Genre Fly on the wall
Presented by Mark Womack
Composer(s) Nev Hawkins
Adir Tov
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Ralph Jones
Fred Hepburn
Dave Clarke
Rebecca Johnson
Producer(s) Graciela Watson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Granada
Broadcast
Original channel Bravo
Original airing 2004
Chronology
Followed by Binge Nation

Booze Britain was a fly-on-the-wall documentary television series produced by Granada[1] that aired on British satellite TV channel Bravo[1] in half-hour episodes which documented the binge drinking culture of various towns and cities in the United Kingdom.[2] Typically, the series followed a group of friends as they indulge in an evening drinking heavily in various establishments usually in their own town or city, police officers fining and arresting people for various alcohol-related incidents and also paramedics who are called out to handle the consequences of drunkenness. The narration by Mark Womack provided alcohol-related statistics and comments on medical issues raised by the scenes depicted.

In its second series, subtitled Binge Nation, they went to numerous places in the country.[2]

Notably, in one episode, it showed how the effects of alcohol can have someone's behaviour. The most watched episode[citation needed], in Newquay depicted the events of a night out involving "The Tanks" (Sam, Jonny, Ned, Roy, Steve and James). It got out of hand when Sam drank a pint of urine, threw it up, only for Jonny to finish the remains.

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  1. ^ a b "'Tabloid television distorts city image'." Hull Daily Mail 15 July 2005: 4. Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 4 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Totaro, Paola. "Trash tube: citizens get blitzed anew." Sydney Morning Herald, The 29 Nov. 2008: 42. Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 4 May 2012.

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