A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a timid, chronically shy individual and Mark, an outspoken, headstrong young man, are on the dole. This situation is contrasted by the presence of Mavis's sister Barbara, and her husband John, whose financial and social loftiness appears to be a comfortable facade over the unspoken soreness of a lackluster marriage.
Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.
As a writer named Mike struggles to shepherd his semi-autobiographical sitcom into development, his vision is slowly eroded by a domineering network executive named Lenny who favors trashy reality programming. The irony, of course, is that every crass suggestion Lenny makes improves the show's response from test audiences and brings the show a step closer to getting on the air.
The much sought-after, two-letter web domain suffix of the title is examined as both a form of capital and an emblem of a country on the brink of a climate-induced catastrophe in this simultaneously humorous and illuminating essay film centered on the environmentally contentious Pacific Islands of Tuvalu.
The crew of a local horror movie showcase, used to broadcasting creepy stories of heinous killers, finds themselves trapped with a real killer among them.
A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
TV Olho is a one-take documentary that tells the story of the first Community TV in Brazil.
An animated fireplace by Academy Award Nominee PES.
A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.
A community nurse Ema comes to work in a small village in the lowlands as a replacement, where she discovers the diary that her antecedent left behind, thus finding out more about the ill children she cured and the secrets of this sleepy settlement.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual morality and social convention have been broken down, Kay, Helen, Viv and Duncan enjoy a freedom never experienced before. Moving back in time through the 1940s into the maelstrom of the Blitz, the lives, loves and losses of these four central characters are unravelled. For them, the post-war victory is bittersweet, for it returns them to the margins of society, from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.
TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes a smash hit. Michael Rapaport co-stars in this searing satire.
"As a contribution to Gerry Schum's 'Identifications', Beuys adapted for television the 'Felt TV' action previously staged for a live audience at a Happening festival in Copenhagen in 1966. It was the only Beuys action executed specifically for the camera. It opens with Beuys seated in front of a TV set showing a programme which is invisible because the screen is covered by felt. The boxing-gloves used later in the action lie at the ready beneath his chair."
Police officer Frank Spivey is eating lunch in his squad car when he happens upon a crazed man with a butcher knife forcing a young woman onto the ground.
A celebration of the ever increasing depravity of television in our society-- it's a channel surfing adventure through the most utterly ridiculous spoofed television programming and commercials.
A couple are watching television together. Over time, the shows become more bizarre: a news report about the arrest of two terrorists reveals they have the same faces as the two spectators; in another, a female strips for the man and finally a politician demonises the couple and declares them enemies of the people. Panicked, the couple phone a television exorcist.
It’s here! Bryan, Walt, Q, Gitem, and Sunday Jeff in this all original never before heard/seen episode of TESD. This pod is interlaced with animation and features the debut of the much anticipated game show: Quinn It To Win It.
Rachel Parris's comic guide to how women can get ahead in television "despite their bodies teeming with pesky oestrogen". Using a plethora of archive footage - some odd, some plain alarming - Rachel explains to women (and probably a few men) just how they can be successful appearing on, and working in, television.
Black TV is the title of Tambellini’s best-known videographic film, which is part of a large intermedia project about American television. Compiled from filmed television news programs and personal experimental videotapes, Black TV has been seen in many versions during the four-year period in which Tambellini constantly re-edited it (1964-68).
A Korean variety show. “There are some who are less crazy, but there’s no one that’s not crazy.”
Fur TV is a comedy puppet show produced by MTV Networks Europe and airs on MTV channels throughout Europe. The show uses Muppets style puppetry, but in a more adult setting. The characters are shown to undertake human activities such as drinking and having sex.
In each episode, with the guidance and help of Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, a hopeful romantic partner will go on an emotional journey to discover the truth about their significant other. Has that object of affection been telling the truth?
Live XXX TV was an interactive televised sex line aired in many western European nations on Sky. The channel was shown between the hours of 21:00 and 05:30 each night, with a subscription required after 23:30.
The annual film & TV awards show presented by MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV with winners decided online by the general public.
Ryotsu Kankichi, nicknamed Ryo-san, is a senior patrol officer working at the Kamearikoen-mae police box at Katsushika. Because of his daring, hearty, unconventional, haughty and overbearing personality, he is called "letter of apology Ryo-san" and everything he does is nonsense. There is endless trouble wherever Ryo-san goes. He makes Akimoto Catherine Reiko and Nakagawa Keiichi, his juniors from the same police box, fearful. His superior, Ohara-buchou, lives each day as if lightning will strike as a fearless power keeps going off day after day. He definitely doesn't have poor ability as a "patrolman of the police box" in the mediation of quarrels, taking care of New Year's gifts or discussion of neighbourhood problems but he has a bad temper, gets tired of things easily and detests working. He is a police officer but because he loves gambling, he spends his money recklessly and in addition to this mess, is heavily in debt. He has a weakness for get rich quick schemes, and has a manic desire and knowledge to have fun and make money. Then one day, Ryo-san receives a tempting proposition...
TV Colosso was a Brazilian children's television series produced by Rede Globo, that began on April 19, 1993, and finished on January 3, 1997. The show utilized puppets, body puppets, remote-controlled animatronics and bluescreen puppets. It stars a group of working dogs in a TV station that struggle to put her TV shows on air. The show presented "Jornal Colossal"; "Clip-Cão"; "Pedigree", a parody of Rede Globo's soap operas; "As Aventuras do Super-Cão"; "Olimpíadas de Cachorro"; "Acredite Se Puder" satirizing the Ripley's Believe It or Not! ; "ColosShow"; "Asfalto Quente"; "Aprendendo Prá Cachorro"; "CapaShow"; and others. The show was created by Luiz Ferré, a graphic artist, who also created its characters; and directed by J. B. de Oliveira, famous for Rede Globo's hits No Limite and Big Brother Brasil. The puppets were created by Criadores e Criaturas, Ltda. and made by Roberto Dornelles from Grupo 100 Modos de Teatro de Bonecos. It was a big hit on Brazil and worldwide, but was cancelled due to intense production costs. In 2009, the show's return in April of the same year was discussed by the producer, but not happened. Also in that year, it was reported that an DVD box set featuring the show's most important episodes and a Broadway-inspired musical are in works.
Ip Man is a 2013 Chinese television series based on the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man. Directed by Fan Xiaotian, the series starred Kevin Cheng as the titular character and was first aired on Astro On Demand between March and May 2013.
"Saturday TV Funhouse" is the title of a recurring skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live featuring cartoons created by longtime SNL writer Robert Smigel as well as a short-lived spinoff series TV Funhouse that ran on Comedy Central. "TV Funhouse" frequently satirizes public figures and corporations. In between the host segments, it would show either parodies of 1950s educational films or cartoons most frequently drawn in the flat, limited-animation style of Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera/Filmation cartoons of the 1970s and 1980s. Another frequent target is the classic 1960s "Animagic" stop motion animated holiday specials of Rankin/Bass. The animation was originally produced by J.J. Sedelmaier Productions for three seasons until Wachtenheim/Marianetti Animation in association with Tapehouse Toons took over primary animation production duties. When featured on Saturday Night Live, the opening features an SNL bumper being torn by a small, white dog, revealing the TV Funhouse screen underneath. A caricature of executive producer Lorne Michaels appears, sees the dog, and yells, "Come back here with my show!" before going after the dog. The closing features Michaels still grappling with the dog over the torn piece of the bumper.
OK! TV is an early evening magazine programme, broadcast on Channel 5 as a brand extension of celebrity title OK! Magazine. It replaced the former magazine and discussion show Live from Studio Five on 14 February 2011, and was presented by Kate Walsh and Matt Johnson, both of whom later left the programme. Jeff Brazier and Jenny Frost replaced Walsh and Johnson in August 2011 and presented the show until its cancellation. The show was made by the 5 News team and produced by Sky News for Channel 5. On 8 November 2011, it was announced that the show has been cancelled by Channel 5. The show aired its final edition on 16 December after ten months on air due to the contract for 5 News returning to ITN.
TV Fama is a Brazilian television program on prime time by RedeTV! from Monday to Friday. Presented by Nelson Rubens and Flávia Noronha. It is one of the oldest programs in the RedeTV!, starting transmission on July 17, 2000. Since joining the air, TV Fama has significant average audience.
Moose TV is a Canadian television sitcom, airing on Showcase in the 2007-08 television season. The show stars Adam Beach as George Keeshig, a Cree from the fictional community of Moose in northern Quebec, who returns home after a decade living in Toronto to become manager of the local community television station. The cast also includes Gary Farmer, Jennifer Podemski, Nathaniel Arcand, Michelle Latimer, Diane Flacks and Billy Merasty. The show's head writer is Paul Quarrington. The series was directed by Tim Southam. Produced by Rezolution Pictures for the Showcase network in Canada, the series received the Indie Award for Best Comedy Series from the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association in 2008.
Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that lives by hunting and devouring human flesh. When part of her special organ - "the red child" - is transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself, trapped in a warped world where humans are not the top of the food chain.
A sketch show satirizing Brazilian television programs.
TV shows commented by Gialappa's Band