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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407040943
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
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Chart Throb




A biting social satire of one of the world's most popular cultural phenomena from the bestselling author of THE FIRST CASUALTY.

Chart Throb.The ultimate pop quest.
Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner.
And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show.
Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves.
Ben Elton, author of POPCORN and DEAD FAMOUS returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows.
Chart Throb. One winner. A whole bunch of losers.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407040943
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

About the Author

Ben Elton

Ben Elton’s multi-award winning career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past thirty-five years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he was co-writer of TV hits The Young Ones and Blackadder and sole creator of The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow. He has written fifteen major bestsellers, including Stark, Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous, High Society, Two Brothers and Time and Time Again, three West End plays and three musicals, including global phenomenon We Will Rock You. He has written and directed two feature films, Maybe Baby and Three Summers.

He is married and has three children.

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Praise for Chart Throb

“Another brilliantly savage, laugh-out-loud page-turner from Elton”

OK Magazine


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