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Radio 4: The Programmes

Son Of Cliché

TEXTBOOK pseudo-alternative deconstructionist-intro-festooned ‘anarchic’ sketch show from the pens of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, with joke-telling by Chris Barrie, Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton, and home to such favourites as Asso: Spanish Detective and a cutting satire on the antics of first year students. Quite a big deal in its day and bigged up in no small way by the music press, though it’s since faded unfairly into obscurity due to eclipsing status of a certain accidental spinoff from the running serial Dave Hollins: Space Cadet…

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