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Old August 26 2011, 08:09 AM   #16
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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror

Looks like Charlie is doing a spoof crime drama for Sky. It's called "A Touch of Cloth"

From The Guardian

Charlie Brooker has written a two-hour spoof crime drama for Sky1 starring John Hannah, Suranne Jones and Julian Rhind-Tutt.


A Touch of Cloth has been co-written with Daniel Maier, a writer on ITV1's Harry Hill's TV Burp, and sets out to be a "spoof of every British crime drama made in the last decade".


Hannah stars as DCI Jack Cloth, a "maverick, heavy drinking loner" who throws himself into his work after the death of his wife.


He is teamed with a "plucky, no-nonsense sidekick" played by Jones investigating a series of grisly murders. Rhind-Tutt plays their boss, Tom Boss.


It is the latest scripted TV project for Guardian columnist Brooker, who has also written comic drama series Black Mirror for Channel 4, described as a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected. He previously wrote Big Brother-based zombie thriller Dead Set, for E4.


Brooker said: "After you've seen A Touch of Cloth you'll never be able to watch another detective show again. Not because it's a devastating piss take, but because you'll have smashed your TV into pieces in a disappointed fury."
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