Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.
Don't be fooled by easy brush offs. What Coogan and Normal are doing for British television comedy is nothing short of revolutionary. In years to come this period will be known as something - I can't say what exactly but it will, trust me. Baby Cow productions are grabbing the screens and saying
we'll try and give you something worthwhile, something different. Lets
not forget that this baby cow`s main writer is Graham Duff - new TV talent with a pedigree from Radio 4. Coogan and Normal seem to be nurturing a writing stable...yes, full of Baby Cows! Dr Terrible is more than pastiche, its new, fantastical TV. These days the label Cult TV seems to attached to anything that may have a fantasy slant to it. A genuine cult TV programme - fantasy or not - has to seep into our TV land brains. It can't be planned, scripted or sold. Sadly we have very little of the genuine article left. I say that Dr Terrible gives audiences a chance to experience great out of this world TV that no one else seems to be producing. Hit and miss yes - but wasn't The Avengers, Tales of the Bleedin' Obvious and Hammer House of Horror? This series was rammed in-between yawn central when first shown on BBC 2: one joke comedy from The Kumars (talk about flogging a dead horse) and a series with Stephen Tompkinson,four months down the line I fail or care to remember its title. Easy laughs. Give me comedy with integrity, give me something worth while, give me more Dr Terrible.
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