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Written by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor as a follow up to their 1981 series ‘Cliche’, ‘Son of Cliche’ was another sketch show and starred Chris Barrie, Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton. The series was produced by Alan Nixon with music by Peter Brewis.

‘Son Of Cliche’ ran for two series between 1983 and 1984. The first series mostly used a theme in each episode to link the sketches together (e.g. Weekly Magazine, Royal Command Performance etc.) whilst the second series didn’t have themes but did have regular features each week (e.g. Captain Invisible And The See.Through.Kid, Asso . Spanish Detective, and Dave Hollins . Space Cadet. It was this feature that later developed into the television series Red Dwarf.

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