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The Year of the Sex Olympics (2)

This play was first seen on BBC2 within the Theatre 625 strand. Leonard Rossiter, Tony Vogel and Brian Cox star as elite TV executives in the far future, who are bored with the endless schedule of pornography they use to keep the lower classes docile. Seeking out a new entertainment format, they come up with a pilot in which a young couple are stranded on a remote island unaware that there’s a murderer on the loose. Nigel Kneale’s play is often cited as having anticipated the craze for reality television. tx: BBC2 29/07/1968.