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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Helen Atkinson Wood ...  Anna Daptor / ... 19 episodes, 1989-1993
Angus Deayton ...  Mike Channel / ... 19 episodes, 1989-1993
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Fenton Stevens ...  Martin Brown / ... 19 episodes, 1989-1993
Geoffrey Perkins Geoffrey Perkins ...  Mike Flex / ... 19 episodes, 1989-1993
Philip Pope Philip Pope ...  Continuity Announcer / ... 19 episodes, 1989-1993
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Clifford Halliwell / ... 8 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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UK

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English

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12 May 1989 (UK) See more »

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(19 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The show's graphic design, music, and fictional programming content was a clear pastiche of what was, at the time, a relatively low-budget new satellite broadcasting service "Sky". Rare examples of actual Sky programming from the same period can be found online. By 2019, the Sky (UK & Ireland) range of channels were spending hundreds of millions of pounds on big budget original programming. 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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Bring it back!
14 August 2005 | by Bingo66See all my reviews

I haven't seen it for years, but I'd like to get it on DVD. I remember thinking at the time that it was a lot like the early 80s comedy "Not the Nine O'Clock News" right down to the three-guys/one-girl format. Some of the content was a bit "post-watershed" There was one scene with a topless woman and it cut back to Geoffrey Perkins who said "hmmm... I'd like to have seen a bit more of that." Philip Pope, who was previously with Angus Deayton in spoof group the Hee Bee Gee Bees, went on to success in shows like "Only Fools and Horses", Deayton in "One Foot in the Grave" and Perkins is now a successful producer. Martin Fenton-Stevens has appeared in several commercials Helen Atkinson-Wood seems to have disappeared without trace.

Time for re-runs on a cable channel, I think.


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