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I also have Volume 3, which I'll be ripping this week if anyone is interested.
It's a massive file, but worth it for the rarety.
Ripped from a long out of print VHS compilation, this video contains footage of 'The Kenny Everett Video Show' mostly from the first series (1978). But has a small amount of sketches from the third series (1980).
Unlike many compilations, this one is very good and just shows how well made compiled collections were in the early eighties.
'The Kenny Everett Video Show' ran from 1978 to 1981 (the last series was retitled to Cassette instead of Show) and was shown on Monday nights on ITV (Thames Television). It had four series and many viewers - mostly teenagers and young adults.
The programme's point was to make no sense at all, and how well achieved. Sketches waren't particularly funny on script, but after Everett broke all walls and made mistakes during filming, it became an endless laugh to viewers. No audience was used as a laughing track, instead it was just Kenny and the cameramen with the crew - this could have been owning to the audience being rather confused when to laugh and to the amount of time each scene took to film after all technical effects added.
Hot Gossip supplied ITV viewers of an even ruder Pan's People off 'Top Of The Pops'.
The show ended in 1981, owning to an argument with Everett and Thames over exploitation and why it was still too rude for 9.30pm - having previously been on at 7pm.
Everett, believing his career was over with television was surprised when the Beeb offered him a series later that year. 'The Kenny Everett Television Show' ran for five series and many specials - the pilot aired around Christmas 1981.
But Kenny Everett lost his first viewers from ITV when he switched to the Beeb, because he wasn't given time on his own in the studio and an audience were brought in. Despite still being a laugh, I for one would say that it lost it's touch and the originality of timing was missing.
After struggling for ideas, and becoming less energetic, the BBC show ended in 1987 - the final series transmitted between November 1987 and January 1988.
In 1989, Kenny in interview ('Mavis Catches Up... Kenny Everett') admitted that he was too tired to continue on with television and decided to resent to only guest appearances. Kenny even admitted that he liked his ITV show more than the BBC version.
The quality is very good for a 27 year old copy, and though probably not the best copy available it is worth owning.
The first volume - which was released a year before this volume - is available here: http://www.thebox.bz/details.php?id=69211
Name.........: The Best Of The Kenny Everett Video Show - Volume 2.mp4
Filesize.....: 1.24 GB (1,340,812,481 bytes)
Video Codec..: MPEG Movie (MP4)
Video Bitrate..(kbps): 730
Audio Codec..: MP3
Audio Bitrate: 24 c/h, stereo
frame Size...: 384x288
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