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If you loved Drop the Dead Donkey as much as i did,you might be interested in this.

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carernotasaint Sat 08-Oct-11 22:07:45

Been watching old episodes of this on you tube. So funny. I laughed so hard at Henry Davenport i pulled some scar tissue from an old operation.
Then i found some information on the net that said Guy Jenkin (one of DTDDs original writers) is writing a new satirical comedy that has the working title of Hacks. Its set in a newspaper office and is inspired by the phone hacking scandal. They are saying it should be ready for broadcast sometime this winter.

DillyTante Sat 08-Oct-11 22:10:17

Sounds great!

missmogwi Sat 08-Oct-11 22:11:16

Brilliant.

I loved Joy, she was so fabulously evil!

carernotasaint Sat 08-Oct-11 22:21:59

I had a massive crush on Neil Pearson when i was 17/18. But my fave character was Henry. When there are documentaries about comedies on TV DTDD either gets seriously underated or left out altogether.

wasabipeanut Sat 08-Oct-11 22:27:49

Ooooh I hope this is true. I loved DTDD. Joy Merryweather remains one of my favourite characters ever.

Bossybritches22 Sat 08-Oct-11 23:27:59

Excellent, I'm a great fan& have introduced it to the DD's who are hooked too!

helpmabob Sat 08-Oct-11 23:32:14

Oh fabby very excited

CumpyGrunt Sat 08-Oct-11 23:33:25

I loved that grin

Will definitely keep an eye out.

redexpat Wed 12-Oct-11 01:20:33

Am so glad I wasnt the only one wit ha crush on neil pearson!

HermanMumster Wed 12-Oct-11 09:05:43

So many of them went on to do very well - Pearson, Tompkinson, Duncan

IShallWearMidnight Wed 12-Oct-11 09:15:28

I still have a crush on Neil Pearson grin.

GhoulishGlendaFestersAgain Wed 12-Oct-11 09:17:50

I loved DTDD. Used to watch it in my bedroom and parents used to hear me guffawing from downstairs. Really missed it when it finished.

BikeRunSki Wed 12-Oct-11 09:19:21

That's my maternity leave sorted then smile

LordOfTheFlies Wed 12-Oct-11 15:31:48

I've never seen DtDD but I too love Neil Pearson (but only in Between the Lines- he was a real b'stard)

ColdSancerre Wed 12-Oct-11 15:34:11

Oh I loved DTDD! Hope the new thing makes to our screens,

carernotasaint Sun 16-Oct-11 17:57:13

I never watched Between the Lines when it was on BBC1 but i have noticed some episodes are on you tube so i might have a nose at them.
As regards NP i still would.

GuillotinedMaryLacey Sun 16-Oct-11 18:07:33

Yay smile

We used to go and see it being filmed, was even funnier live with Andy Hamilton doing the warm up.

Hersetta Sun 16-Oct-11 19:44:38

Great. My husband is a freelance sports journo but when he used to work for a paper he said that his real life bosses were just like Gus and George. He always wanted to be Damien but his co-workers used to think he was more like Joy!!

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