Charlie Brooker detective spoof ‘A Touch of Cloth’ coming to Sky1

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Written by Charlie Brooker (Dead Set) and Daniel Maier (Harry Hill’s TV Burp), the two-hour TV movie will star John Hannah (Sliding Doors), Suranne Jones (Doctor Who: ‘The Doctor’s Wife’) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour).

A Touch of Cloth is based on a story by Boris Starling (Messiah) and follows DCI Jack Cloth (John Hannah) – “a maverick, heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of his wife”. Cloth is teamed with “plucky no-nonsense sidekick” DC Anne Oldma (Suranne Jones).

Charlie Brooker commented: “After you’ve seen A Touch of Cloth you’ll never be able to watch another detective show again. Not because it’s a devastating pisstake, but because you’ll have smashed your TV to pieces in a disappointed fury.”

Daniel Maier added: “It’s like Airplane! for a detective series except for not being Police Squad.”

The cast also includes Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Daisy Beaumont, Raquel Cassidy and Theo Barklem-Biggs.

Watch a clip from Sky1’s crime drama Thorne