KYTV is the BBC comedy show which parodied Sky satellite television, which when it first started on Britain was pilloried for its cheapness and lack of content.
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1993   1992   1990   1989  
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 Anna Daptor / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1993)
Angus Deayton ...
 Mike Channel / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1993)
Michael Fenton Stevens ...
 Martin Brown / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1993)
Geoffrey Perkins ...
 Mike Flex / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1993)
Philip Pope ...
 Continuity Announcer / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1993)
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KYTV is the BBC comedy show which parodied Sky satellite television, which when it first started on Britain was pilloried for its cheapness and lack of content.

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A headlong chase for ratings at the expense of quality

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12 May 1989 (UK)  »

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A TV version of the 1980s radio series "Radio Active" which lampooned commercial radio stations. The characters from Radio Active moved to the then-new field of satellite TV. See more »

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[An advertisement is shown]
Voice-over: Buy a KYTV satellite dish, and you could win a family holiday to Paris...A year's supply of Versace clothing...And, you could live forever.... That's right, everlasting life could be yours, when you buy a KYTV Satellite Dish.
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Featured in Comedy Connections: Geoffrey Perkins (2008) See more »

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We Could Laugh Then, We Can Only Cry Now
11 September 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

With its wall-to-wall soaps, crass quiz shows, tacky news coverage and brainless reality series, the launching of Rupert Murdoch's 'Sky T.V.' in 1988 led some commentators to gloomily predict the beginning of the end for British television. 'K.Y.T.V.' was a retaliatory strike against this new threat; by ridiculing Sky's output it hoped to stave off the tidal wave of 'dumbed down' dross. The first edition featured the striptease game 'Gettem Off!' and a pop show hosted by Ernie Wise and Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. A World War Two tribute had presenters who clearly had no idea what they were talking about, and reconstructions of famous wartime events done with shop window dummies. The series grew out of the Radio 4 comedy 'Radio Active' with the same cast reprising their roles. Funny though it was it failed to have the intended impact. Terrestrial television eventually decided 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em'. 'K.Y.T.V'. was British television's last scream of despair. Before the lunatics took over the asylum...


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