The Kurupt FM crew strike it rich in Tokyo in this warmly funny spin-off feature
Rarely does a half-hour TV show successfully stretch itself into a 90-minute film. It’s a nice surprise, then, that the popular BBC mockumentary works as a feature. It’s been 15 years since the golden age of garage, and Kurupt FM’s MC Grindah (Allan Mustafa) is now a postman, while DJ Beats (Hugo Chegwin) works at a bowling alley. Sure, they only ever had two tracks, but when one, the hilariously titled Heart Monitor Riddem, ends up appearing on a Japanese gameshow, manager Chabuddy G (Asim Chaudhry, a proud, bumbling highlight) wrangles the whole gang an all-expenses-paid trip to meet record-label executives in Tokyo.