You can hear me talking about Morons From Outer Space, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones’ much-scoffed-at mid-eighties box office disaster, on the latest edition of Betamax Video Club. As well as standing up for the unfairly maligned not-that-bad overlong sketch and its entertainingly awful theme song, you can also hear some contentious opinions on Shooting Stars and Red Dwarf, a thoughtful assessment of why television comedians so rarely manage to pull off a big screen success, suggestions for better titles, and some inexcusable impressions of Griff. You can hear it here, and if you’re in the mood, you can also find my previous appearance on the show talking about Absolute Beginners here.
You can find more about the adventures of eighties television comedians in other media in my book Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1.
© Tim Worthington.
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