Page 1 of A Touch of Cloth
Really looking forward to this Charlie Brooker penned police black comedy/drama, on Sunday and Monday night 9:00 Sky 1.
From the trailers and what little I`ve read it sounds great, it`s played as a straight drama, but pokes fun and police dramas, their cliches etc. John Hannah stars and has said he probably won`t be asked to do any proper cop shows again after ppl see this :)
He`s stolen the title from a League of Gentlemen joke. Love Brooker, and this sounds fun.
I dunno, looks like it could be a bit lame to me. I know it`s supposed to be Police Story style humour but the whole `touching cloth` play on words - it`s like Brooker has only recently learned the phrase 20yrs after it was funny.
Yeah really enjoyed it too. Had to rewind a few bits to get the jokes as at one point they were coming thick and fast.
I watched it and nearly switched it off a number of times in honesty. Morbid curiosity kept me watching though.
I can sit here now and rip to shreds many things about it such as numerous gags being "borrowed" from things like Airplane and Police squad (the brick wall behind the door an obvious example). The funniest parts were actually the subtle things though and not the jokes that were milked for every ounce of their being.
Looking back though, it seems funnier in honesty. I didn`t laugh out loud once during the program but certain things seem amusing now and I wonder why I didn`t laugh at the time. Weird