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  1. Face of WikiLeaks Inspires TV Comedy

    Remember Julian Assange, the infamous Australian editor who’s been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape charges? Well, now his life, or something resembling it, is inspiring a sitcom. (Cue laugh track?) BBC Four is basing a new show on Assange’s extended diplomatic stay in Asylum, a satirical comedy about a whistleblower and an Internet millionaire trapped together in an embassy. The show will be out early next year — perhaps before Assange himself.


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