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Charlie Higson: 'The Fast Show was never meant to offend'

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As he reprises his Swiss Toni persona, the comedian and author explains his jam-packed lockdown schedule, and why sketch shows are risky business Arranging a phone interview can be a fraught affair, riddled with all sorts of diary-balancing and frantic last-minute rearrangements, but that isn't the case with Charlie Higson. When I emailed the BBC with the standard offer to work around the interviewee's schedule, I received the following slightly despondent reply: “Charlie says he has no schedule any more.” It sounded a little like this would be less an interview and more a courtesy call to...
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