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Why are we putting up with Radio4 hand me downs?

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Is anyone else worried by the raft of cheap programming based on Radio 4 lame laugh fests that’s filling in our weekday viewing? I’m all for David Mitchell as a funny guy, and don’t mind the other regular comedians/presenters on Radio4 Comedy shows, but this constant roundabout of the same ideas and same jokes in shabby sets, enough!

The latest is Marcus Brigstocke’s Never Seen Star Wars is on BBC4.. frankly I find a lot of these comedies so hit and miss on Radio 4, you really have to be in a certain mindset to get a lot of enjoyment out of them, it’s all so chummy and the audience are so eager to laugh at anything. Whilst there are moments of genius, there’s really not enough to warrant moving them onto TV, it’s so credit crunch.

This makes me wonder where Britain’s new wave of comedy is coming from – I think an iplayer competition to commission bbc3/4 comedy instead of all the commercial channel wannabe rubbish coming up (See I want to live likeĀ  a dog, or whatever it’s called) is the ultimate way forward.

At least Flight of the Conchords is back in May, on BBC4 of course, soon enought to fill the gap that 30Rock is going to leave – finale on Friday on Fiver…

Written by Victoria

April 8, 2009 at 10:42 am

TV but not TV

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Notorious, the Eagle has Landed, Transformers, The Good German… yep it’s my impromptu festive film festival. Somehow long idle hours require more than 30 minute drama. So no TV yapping from me at present – anyway I’m psyching myself up to watch the entire West Wing season 1 to infinity that I was given for Christmas.

See you in 2009 folks for the long awaited comeback of:
Damages, Mad Men, Lost, Flight of the Conchords and more.

In the meantime, here’s a link for non-US readers who are partial to Flight of the Conchords – it’s the entire premiere episode of Season Two. For Americans – you can watch it on

Written by Victoria

December 30, 2008 at 1:36 am