STEAMROLLER OF a sketch’n’satire brew which drove a 1980s-sized coach and horses through the conventions and clientele of small screen comedy. It did it pretty inexpertly at times, and with not a few casualties (CHRIS LANGHAM for starters) but the sketches still stand up today even if the Thatcher-baiting, British Leyland-name dropping, National Front-lampooning, trade union-bashing is hopelessly dated. ROWAN “CANNED LAUGHTER” ATKINSON, MEL “COLIN’S SANDWICH” SMITH, GRIFF RHYS-JONES and PAMELA STEPHENSON were your main concerns, armed with a legion of material penned by a whole undergraduate collegiate of new-to-TV writers, from DOUGLAS ADAMS to CLIVE ANDERSON. Pissed off virtually everyone in the country by the end, which was kind of the point. Even POINTS OF VIEW went mental at “Only good Pole is a deed poll”. Aircrash canniballism, “We like trucking”, Proud To Be Stout, Life Of Christ, Gerald the gorilla – here was the best British satire since, well, the entry before this one.