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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Game Show Host: So let's start, and could you all spell out the names of your native countries. Maria, you first.
Maria: I-T-A-L-I-A.
Game Show Host: Very close there, but it actually ends in a Y. Next, Pierre.
Pierre: [like in the French alphabet] eff-er-ay-en-ce-uh.
Game Show Host: Yes, but there's no such letter as uh, now Klaus.
Klaus: D-E-U-T-S-C-H-L-A-N-D.
Game Show Host: [sniggers] Not even one correct letter there!
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Great show from the heyday of modern British comedy
4 January 2001 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

KYTV was probably one of the greatest(and most underrated) British comedies of the last fifteen years. The premise was simple: set around a TV station the show is a satire on the sensationalism of such tabloid stations - of which there are now many.

The writing was clever, witty and, in places, extremely subtle. Ironically, it could also be coarse and very base.

The production values for the time were excellent. It's a shame that British comedy has fallen so much since this high point with paltry pretenders to the KYTV mantle such as `The Day Today' falling far short of the mark when placed up against KYTV(although taken purely on its own merits, `The Day Today' is a pretty good show). Much of the humour and attention to detail(or, for want of a better term, reality) present is noticeably British, as opposed to the American style that has crept into BBC productions since then (benefits of an Irish viewpoint there!).

The quality of performance is excellent also, with every actor giving just the right performance.

If you're after a good side splitting laugh, you'll find it in this show.

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