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Boogie Knights

by | 25th, September 2003

‘IN hindsight, it’s amazing that no-one thought to do a modern version of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales before now – there is more sex, innuendo and fart jokes in the 23 stories than in the whole of the Carry On series.

‘Okay, let’s just have a threesome’

And because they are based on the work of a 14th Century poet, the BBC can present it all as high art and so take our licence fee money off us with a clear conscience.

Tonight, we get to see the Knight’s Tale in which a pair of lifelong buddies, Ace and Paul, make the mistake of falling in love with the same women, Emily.

The twist is that both are behind bars, but one (Ace) is then released (but on condition that he doesn’t see Emily), while the other (Paul) can see Emily but only from his prison cell.

We won’t spoil the ending – those of you who can’t wait for 9 o’clock this evening should practise their Middle English and read it in the original.’

Posted: 25th, September 2003 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink