The Kenny Everett Video Show (1978-1980)

UK, -1980
19 x 30m; 9 x 45m; 1 x 60m
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English

A surreal British show with lots of fantasy moments. It also featured the animated adventures of spacefaring hero Captain Kremmen. Two pilot episodes were recorded but never transmitted.

Credits

Regular Crew
Thames Television
‘Hot Gossip' Choreography: Arlene Phillips
Captain Kremmen Animation: Cosgrove-Hall

Regular Cast
Kenny Everett
Hot Gossip

Episodes

Series One

Directed by: David Mallet
Written by: Barry Cryer, Ray Cameron, Kenny Everett
Produced by: David Mallet
Associate Producer: Bridget Moore
Designed by: Bill Laslett

3 July 1978
10 July 1978
With: Kate Bush
17 July 1978
24 July 1978
31 July 1978
7 August 1978
14 August 1978
21 August 1978

Special
They Didn't Quite Make it in Time for Christmas Video Show (1 January 1979)
With: Rod Stewart, Leo Sayer, Dean Friedman.

Series Two
Directed by: David Mallett
Produced by: David Mallett
Associate Producer: Bridget Moore
Written by: Barry Cryer, Ray Cameron, Kenny Everett
Designed by: Bill Laslett

19 February 1979
26 February 1979
5 March 1979
12 March 1979
19 March 1979
26 March 1979
2 April 1979
9 April 1979
23 April 1979
30 April 1979

Special
The “Will Kenny Everett Make It to 1980?” Show (31 December 1979)
Directed by: David Mallet
Film Sequences Directed by: Cosgrove Hall Productions
Produced by: David Mallet
Associate Producer: Bridget Moore
Written by: Barry Cryer, Ray Cameron, Kenny Everett
Designed by: David Ferris, Rod Stratfold
Research: Martin Robertson
With: Cliff Richard; The Boomtown Rats; David Bowie; Suzi Quatro; Bryan Ferry; The Greedies

Series Three
Directed by: David Mallet
Film Sequences Directed by: Cosgrove Hall Productions
Produced by: David Mallet
Associate Producer: Bridget Moore
Written by: Barry Cryer, Ray Cameron, Kenny Everett
Designed by: David Ferris, Rod Stratfold

18 February 1980
With: The Boomtown Rats
25 February 1980
3 March 1980
10 March 1980
17 March 1980
24 March 1980
31 March 1980
With: 10cc
14 April 1980
With: The Police

Special
The Kenny Everett New Year's Daze Show (31 December 1980)
Directed by: Royston Mayoh
Produced by: Royston Mayoh
Associate Producer: Bridget Moore
Written by: Barry Cryer, Ray Cameron, Kenny Everett
Music by: Alan Hawkshaw
Music Directed by: Geoff Westley
Designed by: Peter Elliott
With: David Essex; Christopher Biggins; Pat Ashton; Debbie Bishop; Tony London; Anna Dawson (Carla)

References

Periodicals

  • Cult TV no.2 p.26 – note

Books

  • Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy by Mark Lewisohn p.227 – credits