- BBC\ poison\ mill
- The BBC's out-dated insistence that all new comedy writers go through the route of writing for any number of their lame topical comedy shows - thus poisoning them, and ensuring that when they finally get their own show, it will be filled with lame topical gags in place of genuine comic invention.
I'll bet you anything Lee & Herring went through the BBC poison mill.
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