1) A 'reality' TV show in the UK. Its basically a house full of CCTV Cameras. Many of the people who go on Big Brother are either gay, transexual or chavs.
2) The name given to the government in the book 1984, by George Orwell. 'BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU'
1) "Seven thirty-five PM - the housemates are in the living room" wow, how exciting......not
2)"On each landing, opposite the lift-shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran" ~ 1984 - George Orwell