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Down The Line Is Back: Gary Bellamy’s People Pulse

by | 15th, March 2011

DOWN The Line , the best radio comedy in years, is back . Penned and performed by The Fast Show’s Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson, backed by an array of comedy talent (in the true sense of the word), the show is, as you would expect, very funny indeed.

It’s a spoof radio phone-in so convincing that it had Radio 4 listeners up in arms, believing it to be real. But it is also a sharp satire on broadcasting etiquette, and a vivid portrait of the state of the nation in 2011.

Christopher Nibbs (aka ‘Nibbsy’ or ‘The Nibbster’), Khalid, The Pearly King, Graham Downes (pictured), Chuck Perry and the rest of the regular callers are a rogues gallery of talk-radio stereotypes, by turns self-important, deluded, banal, pitiful, and

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