Running for 35 episodes - with its final series entitled The Kenny Everett Video Cassette - the hit sketch show included a range of iconic comedy characters alongside A-list music performances. Recorded without a studio audience, it became renowned for the sound of the crew in hysterics behind the cameras.
Network has today announced that it will release all 35 episodes on DVD for the very first time, on Monday 19th November 2018.
They tease: "Kenny's anarchic mix of manic sketches, musical guests and dance routines - courtesy of booty-shakers Hot Gossip - created must-see television, his creative genius running riot as he unleashed a line-up of much-loved, much-mimicked characters including gobby rocker Sid Snot, Gallic sophisticate Marcel Wave and the improbably-handed evangelist Brother Lee Love!"
Sadly, some of the music performances have had to be cut from the DVD release as permission for their distribution could not be secured, however those to remain include David Bowie, Bonnie Tyler, Darts, Suzi Quatro, The Police, The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy, David Essex, The Moody Blues, Elkie Brooks and others.
Erupting onto television during the summer of '78, The Kenny Everett Video Show was an instant ratings grabber, propelling the subversive, impish DJ to the superstardom he had always deserved.
Kenny's anarchic mix of manic sketches, musical guests and dance routines courtesy of raunchy booty-shakers Hot Gossip created must-see television, his comic genius running riot as he unleashed a line-up of much-loved, much-mimicked characters including gobby rocker Sid Snot, Gallic sophisticate Marcel Wave and the improbably-handed evangelist, Brother Lee Love!
Available for the first time, this set contains all four series and three New Year specials that Kenny made for Thames Television and there's one thing you can be certain of - that it's all done in the best possible taste!
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