BREAK-THROUGH SERIES for EMMA THOMPSON and ROBBIE COLTRANE who’d both previously suffered for alternative comedy’s sake in the rubbish ALFRESCO. Telling the tale of the past-it rock band The Majestics it features a career-best performance from RICHARD ‘HOT METAL’ WILSON as the sweaty-palmed manager Eddie Clockerty (FACT: His character was ripped off by ‘Dadahist’ comicbook-writer Grant Morrison for his ‘Zenith’ strip in 2000AD). Best bit, Stuart McGugan off of PLAY SCHOOL swearing. You didn’t get that when CHLOE ASHCROFT showed up on DR WHO, right? NOTE: This programme earns its place in TVC’s hallowed A-Z-style Hall of Fame due to pressure applied on us by Andrew Collins’ TEATIME radio show on BBC 6 Music in 2003.