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Old August 26 2011, 08:09 AM   #16
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Looks like Charlie is doing a spoof crime drama for Sky. It's called "A Touch of Cloth"

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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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Old August 26 2011, 10:05 AM   #17
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D'you think it's a play on 'touching cloth'?
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Old August 26 2011, 10:06 AM   #18
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I was thinking the same thing...
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Old August 26 2011, 10:21 AM   #19
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What would come next -- Skiing for Crocodiles?
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Old August 26 2011, 10:57 AM   #20
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D'you think it's a play on 'touching cloth'?
Almost certainly, would you expect any less from Charlie Brooker? I mean it's obviously a play on A Touch of Frost, but playing on Touching Cloth... at least that's what I took it for.
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Old August 26 2011, 11:13 AM   #21
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So their boss is Tom Boss...wow bet that took hours to come up with...
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Old August 26 2011, 11:14 AM   #22
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^Had to be very difficult to come up with such an original name.
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Old August 26 2011, 11:15 AM   #23
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Let's hope he didn't waste all his creativity on that

Black Mirror sounds way more interesting, wonder when it'll air?
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Old August 26 2011, 11:17 AM   #24
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I think I read this Autumn but I can't be certain.
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Old August 26 2011, 05:32 PM   #25
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Dam I don't have sky.
Wonder if could get Mum and Dad to tape it me.
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Old November 11 2011, 06:53 PM   #26
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So airdate...
Black Mirror - Sun, Dec 4 on Channel 4
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Old November 14 2011, 10:52 AM   #27
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Cool, I'm not the greatest Brooker fan in the world but this does sound interesting.
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Old November 14 2011, 11:50 AM   #28
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I am a big fan, and I'm looking forward to it. Just a shame his other new thing is gonna be on Sky.
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Glad this and new 10 O'Clock Live are on the horizon. My life has been sadly devoid of televised Brooker for too long now.
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Old November 14 2011, 12:56 PM   #30
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Glad this and new 10 O'Clock Live are on the horizon. My life has been sadly devoid of televised Brooker for too long now.
Don't forget 2011Wipe. Brooker overload.
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