Son of Cliché was the sequel to Cliché, a previous show written by Grant and Naylor. Both shows were made by and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Son of Cliché featured comedy sketches starring the voices of Nick Wilton, Nick Maloney and Chris Barrie.
One of those recurring sketches was called "Dave Hollins: Space Cadet" and featured Wilton as a survivor aboard a deserted spaceship with only a computer called Hab (Barrie) for company. This sketch was eventually reworked to become the TV show Red Dwarf.
The name of the show was the inspiration for the second script book "Son Of Soup".