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Oddly enough

My taste in entertainment is quite predictable: I like surprises. As a result, I'm far fonder of, say, The Mighty Boosh (where each episode lurches between shit, baffling and hilarious) than of things that are more consistently good but also more predictable. In fact, I'd sooner watch 'Star Trek: Voyager' on the off-chance that it's going to be one of the entertainingly awful episodes than 'Next Generation' being reliably bland. With this declaration/warning in mind, you may wish to consider listening to Warhorses of Letters

It's the sort of program that you might dream, or that Charlie Brooker might invent: Napoleon's horse and Wellington's horses exchange love letters. It stars Steven Fry, and hot gay horse-on-horse action, and I really can't decide whether it's any good or not. But I am glad that it exists. I like surprises.

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vinaigrettegirl
Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
It's also a pisstake of a well known children's book by Michael Morpurgo, who sounds like a chap who can take a joke.
oxfordhacker
Nov. 4th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
I had assumed that was the inspiration. I confess that I'm prejudiced against 'Warhorse', based only the stage show. While it was extremely well done, I don't understand why it was recommended to adults who would, I hope, already have grasped the notion that World War 1 was a Bad Thing without having to see it through the eyes of a simpleton and his steed...
sparkymark
Nov. 3rd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
You might enjoy The Line,
oxfordhacker
Nov. 4th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
'The Line'?
Man, that had sold out by episode 3.

(Thanks for the link, though. Turns out Pozzitive have been responsible for a startling amount of the radio comedy that I've liked. Also: Jo Caulfield.)
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