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“I hate television,” Orson Welles once said. “I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” It’s that ambivalence to television-loathing tempered by fascination-which permeates much of the humour on British television websites.

The is a laugh-out-loud funny parody of the Radio Times, forged in the same misanthropic fire as Chris Morris’s Brass Eye. Like Morris, it sets about its subjects with remorseless energy. The site has recently given us Mullah Smith, in which “Tooting-based Taleban leader Omar Smith orders his fianc?e to don an opaque sack with tiny eyeholes and forget everything…

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