Brass Eye is a UK television series of satirical news magazines. A series of six aired on Channel 4 in 1997, and a further episode in 2001.
The series was created by Chris Morris, and written by him, David Quantick, Peter Baynham, Jane Bussmann, Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan. The series was directed by Michael Cumming. It was a sequel to Morris's earlier spoof news programmes On the Hour and The Day Today. It satirised media portrayal of social ills, in particular sensationalism and creation of moral panics. The series starred Morris's The Day Today colleague Doon MacKichan and Gina McKee, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis and Kevin Eldon.
Brass Eye aroused controversy because public figures were fooled into supporting fictitious, and often absurd, charities and causes.