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Monday, September 19, 2005

Sunday Comedy

I missed it last week due to the Trivium gig, but Bremner, Bird and Fortune have made a very welcome return to our screens. (I can't find an up to date link, but for those unfamiliar with the series, see past material here). Definitely recommended for fans of political satire, impressions and comedy.

Highlights of last night’s episode included a Tory spokesman on the leadership campaign stating that the problem with Ken Clarke was that he was only popular with the electorate and admitting the Tory membership were becoming part of British heritage – like Morris dancers.

The other bit was Charles Kennedy’s speech – I paraphrase – ‘After the election, I announced there’d be no review of Lib Dem policies. Three days later, I called a complete policy review. That’s what voters want – consistency, with the ability to change at any moment’.

Also funny was BBC 2’s Dead Ringers. Although I’ve seen the show in question three times now (it was a repeat), it was still relevant as the ‘ongoing’ Tory leadership came up again. Other highlights included Ozzy Osbourne’s real off-camera posh character [episode 4], the ‘Helen Mac Arthur’ yachtswoman movie and best of all their version of Gwen Stefani’s ‘What You Waiting For?’ video, with altered lyrics. (Sadly I can’t find this online, but you can original versions of her videos here)

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