3 Works in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio)
30 Jan 2022
A Middle Earth-ified version of one of Barry Cryer’s favourite jokes, to the title of one of his favourite songs (“One joke to the tune of another”?) RIP Barry, brilliant comedy scriptwriter and genius at radio ad-lib.
- Part 3 of In Memoriam
Kitten Kong by AnnaFan for Altariel
Fandoms: The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio), The Goodies (TV)
13 Apr 2020
For Altariel, because we are both sad at the death of comedic genuis Tim Brooke Taylor, and because “the lovely Samantharwen” really needed to make it into a fic. The faked-up news report of “Twinkle” knocking over the Post Office Tower is one of the abiding memories of my childhood, so of course it had to be Middle-Earth-ified. (And with thanks to Sian22 for having the idea of the parents of Middle Earth inventing absurd stories to amuse their children.)
- Part 2 of In Memoriam
Fandoms: The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types, The Knight Before Christmas, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio)
02 Mar 2020
Loosely based on The Knight Before Christmas – a made-for-TV time-slip rom-com so cheesy you could spread it on bread dough and make an instant Quattro Formaggio.
“A staggering work of lifeless mediocrity” Vulture.com
“I was disappointed by this film even when judged by the standards of other holiday films” smartbitchestrashybooks.com
“I really can’t go on. It took me all day to watch this movie is small doses…There is no concept or Christmas trope too candied-apple sweet for this movie. We have no profanity, no sex, no alcohol…” Ruthlessreviews.com
Sian spotted this gem, and suggested we write a parody as a joint effort. Faramir as our Knight catapulted from his Medieval world into the modern day, with a modern-day Éowyn waiting for him? Possibly with added swearing, sex and booze?
But Sian's had a lot going on, so I've had a go at a Christmas cheer up. Happy Christmas, Sian!
With profound apologies to everyone. My characters, my readers, the whole world… for doing this to them. Also, I have not seen the monstrosity in question, but I have a script, and I have the trailer. So off we go. Buckle up, it's gonna be a cheesy ride.