Last year, Britain’s Channel Four ran an “alternative” Election Special, featuring three of their best comedy performers – Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr and David Mitchell – with Lauren Laverne chairing.
If I were still unfortunate enough to be imprisoned in that shattered isle (I gather it’s on fire again – happens every thirteen years or so – generally when a Tory government is in power) I expect I too would have watched the programme, rather than the “straight” offerings.
Anyhoo, it seems the exec producer, Ben Caudell, is either as long in the tooth as THIS reporter – or is a fan of classic TV – because he immediately launched the foursome in an EXACT CLONE of TW3 (“That Was The Week, That Was”) called “10 O’Clock Live”.
Of course, the intervening HALF CENTURY has meant a few changes, but one suspects the late, great Ned Sherrin would approve of them.
If you’re a fan of “10 O’Clock Live” – you probably don’t know what I’m talking about. So to check OUT TW3, click:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmDwQLWwUcg – then after you’ve watched THAT clip, seek out the OTHERS – there are FIVE in all – the last of which is CHAOS!