History Radio / SonOfCliche

29th Aug '16 1:36:20 AM LorienTheYounger
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* ''[[Series/RedDwarf Dave Hollis, Space Cadet!]]''

Although ''Son of Cliché'' only ran for a relatively few series, it was a seminal moment in British comedy for two reasons. The in-show serial ''Dave Hollis - Space Cadet!'' provided enough material for a [[SoundToScreenAdaptation pilot show]] of a [[Series/RedDwarf sit-com set in space]] that was to make the names of Grant/Naylor and which, starring Chris Barrie, was to run for ten series. Grant/Naylor would regularly plunder old ''Son of Cliché'' scripts for material, and on one occasion a Peter Brewis song, ''TongueTied'', for their space comedy.

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* ''Freshers'' two sheltered first-year university students
* ''[[Series/RedDwarf Dave Hollis, Hollins, Space Cadet!]]''

Cadet!]]'' the last human being alive, seven trillion years into the future, with only the ship's computer for company

Although ''Son of Cliché'' only ran for a relatively few series, it was a seminal moment in British comedy for two reasons. The in-show serial ''Dave Hollis Hollins - Space Cadet!'' provided enough material for a [[SoundToScreenAdaptation pilot show]] of a [[Series/RedDwarf sit-com set in space]] that was to make the names of Grant/Naylor and which, starring Chris Barrie, was to run for ten series. Grant/Naylor would regularly plunder old ''Son of Cliché'' scripts for material, and on one occasion a Peter Brewis song, ''TongueTied'', for their space comedy.
13th Aug '16 1:04:57 PM AgProv
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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: the RunningGag concerning those cheap awful local commercial radio adverts, where against all advice the business owner voices the commercial himself and makes a total pig's ear of it. The show's resident used car dealer was once allowed to voice the closing credits using his radio presentation voice.

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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: the RunningGag concerning those [[KitschyLocalCommercial cheap awful local commercial radio adverts, adverts]], where against all advice the business owner voices the commercial himself and makes a total pig's ear of it. The show's resident used car dealer was once allowed to voice the closing credits using his radio presentation voice.


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* KitschyLocalCommercial: the show had a resident businessman who voiced all his own commercials on local radio. With the sort of results you might expect.
3rd Jul '16 2:44:34 PM gewunomox
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The show followed what was by now a well-worn path in subverting both the introduction and the end credits. As often as not, the end credits would be re-arranged into a song parody performed by Brewis with vocals by Chris Barrie, one week in the voice of Music/NeilYoung singing the credits to a tune not unlike ''After The Goldrush''. The next week, the gravelly voice of BobDylan performed the credits to a tune not unlike ''Knockin' On Heaven's Door''. This was not the end of the parody: at the end of the credits, where you might expect normal Radio Four service to resume, the second series featured a grovelingly apologetic Maloney or Wilton returning to the mike and apologising for the absence of the continuity announcer, who was indisposed for one reason or another.

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The show followed what was by now a well-worn path in subverting both the introduction and the end credits. As often as not, the end credits would be re-arranged into a song parody performed by Brewis with vocals by Chris Barrie, one week in the voice of Music/NeilYoung singing the credits to a tune not unlike ''After The Goldrush''. The next week, the gravelly voice of BobDylan Music/BobDylan performed the credits to a tune not unlike ''Knockin' On Heaven's Door''. This was not the end of the parody: at the end of the credits, where you might expect normal Radio Four service to resume, the second series featured a grovelingly apologetic Maloney or Wilton returning to the mike and apologising for the absence of the continuity announcer, who was indisposed for one reason or another.
21st Jun '16 7:28:12 PM gewunomox
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The show followed what was by now a well-worn path in subverting both the introduction and the end credits. As often as not, the end credits would be re-arranged into a song parody performed by Brewis with vocals by Chris Barrie, one week in the voice of NeilYoung singing the credits to a tune not unlike ''After The Goldrush''. The next week, the gravelly voice of BobDylan performed the credits to a tune not unlike ''Knockin' On Heaven's Door''. This was not the end of the parody: at the end of the credits, where you might expect normal Radio Four service to resume, the second series featured a grovelingly apologetic Maloney or Wilton returning to the mike and apologising for the absence of the continuity announcer, who was indisposed for one reason or another.

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The show followed what was by now a well-worn path in subverting both the introduction and the end credits. As often as not, the end credits would be re-arranged into a song parody performed by Brewis with vocals by Chris Barrie, one week in the voice of NeilYoung Music/NeilYoung singing the credits to a tune not unlike ''After The Goldrush''. The next week, the gravelly voice of BobDylan performed the credits to a tune not unlike ''Knockin' On Heaven's Door''. This was not the end of the parody: at the end of the credits, where you might expect normal Radio Four service to resume, the second series featured a grovelingly apologetic Maloney or Wilton returning to the mike and apologising for the absence of the continuity announcer, who was indisposed for one reason or another.
6th Apr '16 2:24:02 PM AgProv
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* UsefulNotes/HomeCounties: the show was produced and recorded in [[OopNorth Manchester]] [[note]]As was ''Series/RedDwarf''[[/note]], and Northern attitudes to the Home Counties often surfaced. One of the prolonged false endings was a spoof BBC apology about a little fault with the Berkshire radio transmitter (referenced in UsefulNotes/HomeCounties)and a grovelling apology to listeners in the South-East that it wasn't painted exactly the right shade of pastel blue, but rest assured we have decorators working round the clock to resolve this. As for listeners in the north complaining about breakdowns - we'll fix it as soon as we can afford a couple of new elastic bands and a bent paperclip to fix YOUR transmitter, right, so stop bloody whining about it!


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* OopNorth: Produced in the north, the show had aspects, such as the spoof horror movie ''The Thing from 1,157 Stockport Road'' - a reference to one of the longest streets in Manchester; or Asso, Spanish Detective, would be musing on how easy it is to locate a drunken Englishman on the Costa del Sol named only as "Dave from Ardwick".
8th Jan '16 7:17:42 PM nombretomado
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This was a radio comedy show on the BBC that ran for several series in 1983-85 and which was written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. Produced by comedy veteran John Lloyd, the show was presented by Nick Maloney, Nick Wilton and a young and relatively un-known Christopher Barrie, at that point famous only for being a vocal impressionist talent on {{Spitting Image}}. Musical interludes and comic songs were by Peter Brewis.

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This was a radio comedy show on the BBC that ran for several series in 1983-85 and which was written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. Produced by comedy veteran John Lloyd, the show was presented by Nick Maloney, Nick Wilton and a young and relatively un-known Christopher Barrie, at that point famous only for being a vocal impressionist talent on {{Spitting Image}}.''Series/SpittingImage''. Musical interludes and comic songs were by Peter Brewis.
8th Oct '15 3:01:24 PM AgProv
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* PlanetOfSteves: Encountered at least once by ''Dave Hollis - Space Cadet''.
15th Aug '15 1:42:25 PM AgProv
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* CreditsGag: the examples quoted above, where the end credits might be set to a well-known pop song, or the opening credits might be a spoof of some other show. And then there were the post-credits jokes at the expenme of the poor continuity announcer, who might be hungover, drunk, indisposed in the toilet after a tainted curry, or else having sex with the continuity announcer from Radio Three...

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* CreditsGag: the examples quoted above, where the end credits might be set to a well-known pop song, or the opening credits might be a spoof of some other show. And then there were the post-credits jokes at the expenme expense of the poor continuity announcer, who might be hungover, drunk, indisposed in the toilet after a tainted curry, or else having sex with the continuity announcer from Radio Three...
26th Jun '15 4:52:44 PM AgProv
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* ICantSeeMyself: Captain Invisible and the See-Thru Kid were prone to this. A lot. One sketch has them relaxing trying to play tennis...
20th Jun '15 11:57:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* SoundToScreenAdaptation: ''Dave Hollis:Space Cadet'' was re-written and expanded into an [[RedDwarf obscure and little-known sci-fi comedy series]]. The television sci-fi series regularly plundered old Son of Cliché scripts for material, such as ''Attack of the Killer Italian Y-Fronts'' and the ''Tongue-Tied'' song.

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* SoundToScreenAdaptation: ''Dave Hollis:Space Cadet'' was re-written and expanded into an [[RedDwarf [[Series/RedDwarf obscure and little-known sci-fi comedy series]]. The television sci-fi series regularly plundered old Son of Cliché scripts for material, such as ''Attack of the Killer Italian Y-Fronts'' and the ''Tongue-Tied'' song.
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