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1993 (four programmes)
Christmas Special 1993
A logical consequence of Radio 1’s move into comedy was
this short series of half-hour shows which concentrated on the pop industry.
Presented as a spoof rockumentary, with narration by burbling DJ legend
Alan “Fluff” Freeman, it was packed with muso humour and jokes at the expense
of the obsessives and money-grabbers populating all corners of the music
scene. Written by Week Ending contributors
Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, with music arranged by Murray Gold, its high
points included the sensational scoop that all punk bands were, in fact,
seventies disco groups in disguise — the accompanying proof, in the form
of the Clash performing ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’, was stunningly plausible.
© JB Sumner 1998