Watch Charlie Brooker on A Touch of Cloth – “do the biggest cliché you can, but bigger and sillier”

Working on Channel 4's cop spoof has inoculated me against proper detective series, says Charlier Brooker

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What’s the difference between Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders and The Killing? According to Charlie Brooker, not a lot.

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“When you watch a load of scenes from different shows back to back, A: it becomes very funny, and B: you realise that basically all these shows are the same thing,” says Brooker in a video interview about his new spoof crime drama A Touch of Cloth.

“The scenes of crime dramas are all basically the same. A character walking up and giving a load of exposition, someone looking sadly at a body – lots of little stupid things you notice,” he explains.

In the video, Brooker talks about how he used Airplane and Messiah as inspiration for the first comedy two-parter; there’s also a chance to catch a sneak peek of some of the clips from the show.

“I wanted to do something that was just stupid, just gloriously stupid,” he says.

Watch the full interview below:

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A Touch of Cloth series one is available on DVD now.