Matthew Holness to star in Scandi-noir spoof | Angstrom heading to Radio 4

Matthew Holness to star in Scandi-noir spoof

Angstrom heading to Radio 4

Garth Marenghi star Matthew Holness is to record a spoof Scandi-noir detective series for Radio 4.

The BBC likens Angstrom to its Dickensian parody  Bleak Expectations, combined with Danish crime drama The Killing.

It is not the first detective spoof from writers  Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, as they previously worked on  Charlie Brooker's A Touch Of Cloth – although they are best known for the best-selling Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series.

Angstrom is reputedly based on books by the fictional author Bo Owls,  with a sample of his prose reading: ‘Snow. You never get used it. Even a snowman hates the snow. His own body. Falling from the sky. A reminder of death. Like standing in a rain of cold flesh. It will, eventually, even for the jolly snowman, bum him out.’

The show will be recorded in front of a studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London next month, and tickets to the recording are available here.

Holness is currently appearing in the Channel 4 series Back as the father/foster father of the characters played by David Mitchell and Robert Webb, as seen in flashback.

Last week, comic Toby Williams released his own, unreleated, spoof Scandi-noir trailer, Mardi:

Published: 27 Sep 2017

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