Posted by: Steve Coplan | August 25, 2006

Steve Coogan, relatedly

Keith “I hear a lot of talk but I’m not seeing any action” Huang pointed out in a comment to my Steve Coogan post that there’s more than a structural commonality between the Alan Partridge show and ‘The Office’. (Relatedly is not an English word, as an aside). A Scots-Italian (or is that Italian-Scots) fellow named Armando Iannucci has been involved in both series. He now has his own show on the BBC – Time Trumpet – which is clever but frankly is a bit obscure, and definitely not family-friendly. The BBC site describes as follows: It’s 2031 and the world’s a very different place. Armando Iannucci’s new comedy sees celebrities such as Charlotte Church and David Beckham reminiscing about the good old days. Do you remember petrol? You’ve been warned.

The clips below are not recommended for delicate souls or those who don’t enjoy the brand of British humour based on mocking middle-class sensitivities.

Postscript: I came across this free guide to everything in life in the Observer authored by Mr Iannucci. 

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