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