A Touch of Cloth:

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A Touch of Cloth is a spoof detective comedy-drama created and written by Charlie Brooker and Daniel Maier.

It stars John Hannah and Suranne Jones, and features Julian Rhind-Tutt. A Touch of Cloth is a parody of British detective and crime dramas, with the plot based on a story by Messiah novelist Boris Starling.

  • John Hannah as DCI Jack Cloth
  • Suranne Jones as DC Anne Oldman
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as ACC Tom Boss
  • Navin Chowdhry as DC Asap Qureshi
  • Adrian Bower as DC Des Hairihan
  • Daisy Beaumont as Natasha Sachet
  • Raquel Cassidy as Claire Hawkchurch
  • Theo Barklem-Biggs as Darren Crossway
  • Brian Cox as Ball
  • Karen Gillan as Shintey


Seen the first episode, and it's pretty good, clearly inspired by the Naked Gun movies/Police Squad TV show.

edited 27th Aug '12 1:54:53 PM by Stratofarius

I watched both episodes and I thought they were funny too. I haven't seen the films you mention, so in my mind the humour was similar to the Austin Powers movies and to François Pérusse's punny/farcical audio sketches.

I think the line that made me crack up the most was "FOR THE FIFTH TIME THIS YEAR!". I also loved anything silly that wasn't directly addressed, like the ridiculous number of crime scene tape barriers they had to step over in the old man's house, and more meta parodic elements, like how Cloth keeps turning to the camera dramatically in the opening sequence.

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