The COI, a radio station, is getting ready to air a new programme, "Tristeza de Amor", in the team they've hired, there are two reporters who used to be well known to the audience, ... See full summary »
The COI, a radio station, is getting ready to air a new programme, "Tristeza de Amor", in the team they've hired, there are two reporters who used to be well known to the audience, journalist Ceferino Reyes, who just returned to Spain after ten years living in South America, and commentator Carlota Núñez, the woman who, years ago, somehow forced the latter to leave the country. This series deals with this radio programme crew's everyday adventures, and their professional and personal troubles. Written by
One of the best-liked TV series of the 80s in Spain
Undoubtedly one of the best-liked series in Spain in the 80s, "Tristeza de amor" aired in TVE in 1986, starring Alfredo Landa and Concha Cuetos, it's about the world of radio, the first episodes deal with the crew of a radio programme, "Tristeza de Amor" (literally "Sadness of Love", however this title has little to do with the contents of the programme).
The plot evolves until the programme becomes very successful, gets a huge audience, and even wins some prestigious awards, then it is found out that Rivera, media mogul who owns the radio station, intends to discontinue this programme and fire its director, Ceferino, for no apparent reason, apart from his arrogant, spoilt and selfish will...
Great plot filled with unexpected twists and a very surprising ending. The acting is superb, Alfredo Landa at his best, trying to get rid of his image as an actor of mindless comedies of the 60s and 70s. The song by Hilario Camacho that played during the credits became one of the hits of 1986/87 in Spain.
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