Inside Victor Lewis-Smith is that rarest of things, a clips show that is not just funny but down-right hilarious. But virtually none of this is down to the clips, it is almost completely due to the somewhat warped and twisted genius of Lewis-Smith himself.
The initial set-up is pretty standard, a man lying unconscious in a hospital bed after an accident with doctors and nurses hooking him up to all sorts of medical machinery. But they soon discover that in his comatose state, his brain is actually pumping out television programmes
not as they were when he watched them, but as they are after being
sloshed around his brain for years. Hence we get, for example, the marvellous lunacy of Camberwick Green, with Windy Miller offering to take Captain Snort and his entire regiment round the back of the windmill for some "fun".
There were strong appearances from Nickolas Grace as the Consultant, and Annette Badland as the nurse, further cementing the utter surreality of this show. Absolute inspired lunacy, much better than the later "TV Offal".
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