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micky flanagan detours

Micky Flanagan is returning to Sky 1 with a new series, 'The Micky Flanagan Detours'. The show will see the comedian "declutter his mind of the big questions that keep us all up at night".

Such as? Is there really such a thing as a mid-life crisis? Why do we Brits like to think of ourselves as plucky underdogs? Can you offend a German? And does a leather waistcoat have any place in modern society?

The show follows 'Micky Flanagan's Detour de France' in 2014, which saw the comic pretend to cycle his way around France.

"Two years ago I was asked by [production company] 7 Wonder and Sky to get back on my bike and make a TV show, I told them to f**k off and bought a dog," Flanagan said. "But then I got thinking... about serious stuff... the kind of stuff Adam Curtis or Huw Edwards would make a show about – and that's what this series was meant to be, a series that would make people say 'Aristotle, Sophocles, Flanagan.'

"Somewhere along the way however I ended up getting spanked by a dominatrix in Slough and dancing with gay disco terrorists in LA. So I guess this is my way of saying if you want a comprehensive, fair or balanced point of view, if you're looking for the truth – watch Jeremy Kyle – but if you want to see a middle-aged man dressed in short shorts plastering a wall with Eddie the Eagle – you know where to come."

The six-part series starts on Sky 1 early next year.

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