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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K.Y.T.V. (instead of SKY TV, an english satellite channel) is a parody on not just English television, but ANY television. They've got news, commercialbreaks, TV-dramas, gameshows, talkshows, phone-ins and all the stuff only a TV-channel with no skills and no budget can produce. The writers of this really funny series are Geoffrey Perkins and Angus Deayton, who also stars as the TV-station's anchormen. We follow the rise of the station, from the start (which is postponed almost a year) through the highlights as "Brown-nose day", "Talking Head" (a show on sex, of course), and "The Sexciting Sixties", a trip along the memory lane which ends with a superb documentary on Woodstock 3 - complete with Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra (?).
Every detail in the series of K.Y.T.V. is polished on and gives a realistic impression. It feels like you're watching a real TV-station, only this one is full of goofs, jokes and a high number of puns. It is the most well-written and well- produced show on television I've ever seen. The actors' timing is absolutely impeccable and I'm pleased to see they are mocking the hysteria of TV as a media. I mean, watch an average satellite channel in any given country and you'll find equally funny stuff - not meant to be funny!
K.Y.T.V. is english humour at it's best - great comedy to which all of us can relate - we've all watched TV since we were kids, right? So if you're getting a chance to watch it - do!
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