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Tim Firth keeps his fingers crossed for a Milky Milky (Take Me To The Fridge)-style spinoff singleULTIMATE forgotten big-in-its-day comedy sketch show, featuring the suitably where-are-they-now line-up of Tim Firth*, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck. Ostensibly a Mary Whitehouse Experience for Radio 4 listeners, and expected to do likewise on television with the added advantage of not offending the sort of people who wrote letters to Ceefax. Except, erm, it never got past a pilot.

*Yes, we know he wrote some award-winning plays and that. Sometimes facts can get in the way of whimsy, you know…

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Applemask

    October 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Sort of spawned The Skivers, inasmuch as that’s where Tim de Jongh went next.

  2. Harry Compton

    October 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Skivers spawned Dare to Believe which was also Tim de Jongh. Tim Firth wrote Calendar Girls, Mike Rutger is a hugely successful novelist (Michael Marshall Smith) and William Vandyck still has the same dutch name.

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