Toby Hadoke (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Well-trodden paths of 80s small-screen nostalgia

Offering what is as much a passionate argument in favour of the BBC as it is a stand-up comedy show, Hadoke’s delivery is slightly rough around the edges, seemingly out of sheer blustering exasperation at the kids these days. Those of his own telly-watching vintage will get most from the material – the well-trodden paths of 80s small-screen nostalgia – but it’s still tickling stuff and draws to an unexpectedly heart-warming and profound conclusion.

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Toby Hadoke - Now I Know My BBC

  • 3 stars

A heartfelt love letter to Auntie Beeb, by Dawson Award winning creator of 'Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf'. Hadoke justifies a square-eyed childhood with a romp through 30 years of TV icons: the only comedy show in history to mention Quatermass, The Clangers and Juliet Bravo. Passionate and stroppy enough to be on Points…

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