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La Princesa de Woking: Sex, Brexit and big hair in Emma Sidi's glorious spoof

La Princesa de Woking: Sex, Brexit and big hair in Emma Sidi's glorious spoof

Sidi’s new online soap opera brings all the overheated thrills of Mexican telenovelas to the home counties

If a Mexican TV company set a Spanish-language soap opera in a bland British town, peppering the script with gratuitous references to the NHS and Brexit alongside the usual telenovela recipe of sex, murder and big hair, the result would be something like La Princesa de Woking, a new pilot created by the comedian Emma Sidi. In this gloriously overheated seven-minute episode, we meet Becky, played by Sidi, who discovers after her mother is killed by a falling chandelier that her father is marrying a gold-digger from the local chapter of Ukip. What is Becky to do, other than toss her hair repeatedly in the direction of the camera, tremble at the sight of her hunky new stepbrother, and (possibly) shove her stepmother down the stairs?

In the tradition of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace,

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