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Almost tedious.... until...
on 25 October 2002
Supposedly based on a website and now (irony of ironies) with its own cable TV slot, TV Go Home is a reasonably funny parody with one major weakness. Read the book again and you'll see it: the same foul-mouthed gags being retold over and over. Even worse, most of it is simly regurgitated from the website/TV programme, so the gags were never fresh in the first place.
But there is a plus side. It's worth the cover price just for six pages: the truly inspired 'Daily Mail Islander'. Anyone who puts the boot into that fascist rag and its readers gets my vote every time - the parodic letters page is an absolute gem! I could quibble and say that too was plagarised from an earlier source - in this case Peter Cook's celebrated missives to the real Daily Telegraph (example: "Sir, as a consenting adult...") but I've enjoyed it too much to complain. Whether a second volume of the mock TV listings is desirable or not I don't know: but the sooner 'Daily Mail Island' goes out live, on primetime, across all channels, the better. Charlie, it's over to you.