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Spaced (1999-2001)


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'Art', originally transmitted on Channel 4, 8 October 1999

Tim and Mike have been out clubbing and are still coming down from a speed rush the following morning. Tim is frantically killing monsters on his PlayStation while Mike is running around a tree and getting lost in Sheffield. Tim starts to see zombies everywhere.

Daisy collects a pile of job rejection letters from the hall and complains about being a writer and just needing a break. The final envelope yields an invitation to an interview from women's magazine Flaps; immediately Daisy's previous plans to see her boyfriend in Hull are shelved. Daisy's idea of research is to spend a quick half hour flicking through mags down the newsagent's.

While Daisy is off at her interview (more paranoid than ever after a toke on Tim's 'South African drugs reefer-style spliff doobie'), Brian is considering an invite from old creative collaborator Vulva to a new theatre show. Brian doesn't need any drugs to feel paranoid and spends hours considering his outfit and how he will address his old friend.

Daisy returns, and Tim asks how the interview went. Daisy confesses it was disastrous. The flatmates volunteer to accompany Brian to his piece of contemporary theatre - as much for the free booze as for the event itself. Much to Brian's consternation, they get in without an invite. But Brian is impressed when Tim punches Vulva for being rude to his friend.

Inspired by Vulva, Daisy channels her frustration at another job rejection into a conceptual art-piece, in which she stands on stage - a mannequin hanging from the ceiling behind her - bitterly screaming out the random niceties that the interviewer used to mask how badly she'd done.