'I enjoyed it because it's fun to see alternative comedy being used in that way. But it bears absolutely no resemblance to what goes on in a comic's dressing-room. Obviously, artistic licence and all that, it's got to be entertaining, but it sometimes was ridiculous. But I suppose if you do a thriller on accountancy, you'll have accountants up and down the country saying it was inaccurate. There is no back-biting at all, I've never experienced that. There's a bit of gossip, but nothing vicious. Everyone's really friendly, all the boys play football together at the weekends.'
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Donna McPhail, comedian, on Lynda La Plante's thriller Comics (C 4, Sunday and Monday):