English funnyman Charlie Brooker has been working on the project A Touch of Cloth for quite some time now but it appears that the show is finally going to see the light of day, as Sky are looking to air the programme later this year. Charlie has been discussing A Touch of Cloth and the long journey it has taken to finally hit the screen.
Brooker explained, “It’s all been done. It had quite a long gestation period, in that it was a script that was originally written around 2004 or so, and the pilot was 30 minutes long, originally, but that was thrown away and rewritten. And it kept not getting made, which was really frustrating. It nearly got made by the BBC, then it nearly got made by ITV, then it nearly got made by Channel Four – I can’t even remember if that was the order in which it was nearly made.”
He added, “Then I forgot about it, but Sky remembered it. They remembered having seen it, and liked it, and asked if we’d expand it. It’s me and Dan Mayer, Ben Cordell and Peter Holmes and John Morris. It’s Police Squad humour. It’s Airplane humour – very different to Black Mirror.”
Charlie continued, “I know it’s going to be on soon-ish. I know you won’t be able to miss it – Sky will make a big song and dance about it, put it that way. They’re very pleased with it. Insanely pleased with it. Disgustingly pleased with it. So I think they’ll wheel it out with the biggest ad campaign they can. Unless they’re lying, and they’re going to bury it in a quarry!” Charlie Brooker’s latest DVD Black Mirror will be available to own on DVD as of February 27.