“Beyond the touchline, there is nothing.” With respect to Jacques Derrida, we disagree.
Beyond the Touchline is a football podcast that’s not actually about football. Every episode, David Hartrick, Seb Patrick and Denis Hurley will look at a different aspect of football culture – the movies, TV, books, comics, games, toys and other paraphernalia and ephemera that tell the stories of the game we love.
Dave and Seb are back with a shorter-than-usual episode, filling a gap while we wait for Denis to return from a temporary absence and get back to doing full-length ones. But we’ve still got a cracker of a subject to talk about – the classic Viz comic strip Billy the Fish, and its bizarre, Harry Enfield-voiced 1990 Channel 4 cartoon iteration. It’s something that a lot of people have fond memories of, but how does it hold up these days…?