13 Nov 2007
The History of the World Backwards 
The History of the World Backwards is a splendid new comedy television programme from Rob Newman which on BBC4 on Tuesdays. Although it's pretty much a one-joke show, it's a damn good joke. The history of the world is told, erm, backwards to great comic effect. And, in this parallel world, the plane used in the bombing of Hiroshima, the Enola Gay, was named after the Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark hit single. For good measure, in another sketch he namechecks Blue Monday.

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