Monday 14 December 2020

Punchlines, Christmas Special (1982)

In the twinkling of a star above a stable, our couple of Christmas critics return to a festive finger-buffet of contemporary celebrities from 1982 courtesy of London Weekend Television’s Punchlines, (with Lennie Bennett). Like any culinary collection, there’s bound to be the odd tasteless offering and this Christmas Eve broadcast is no exception. A seasonal stockpiling of contemporary comedic talent on the twenty-fourth should leave us laughing well into the twenty-fifth, shouldn’t it? Shouldn’t it?!

Can the cut of metaphorical beef that manifests between two celebrities be weighed on the average-sized set of butcher’s scales? Was the pullover-clad host on commission from Ferguson? And just who….WHO…is Albert Pontefract?

Listen on for some answers to these important questions…

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