Rapido (TV series)
|Country of origin||UK|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original run||3 October 1988 – 21 April 1992|
Rapido was a BBC2 television show which ran from 1988 to 1992, and was presented by Antoine de Caunes. It ran in over 14 countries worldwide. The show which would usually go out in an early evening slot, such as 7.30pm on a Wednesday night, featured reports from up and coming new bands linked together with footage of Antoine standing in front of a large Rapido sign on a white background.
The show developed from shows de Caunes presented in France, and gave the name to the production company Rapido TV (later Planet Rapido) which is famed for creating the late night Channel 4 television show Eurotrash.
Rapido was notable for de Caunes' idiosyncratic delivery. His English is completely fluent, but he (deliberately) spoke it with French intonations and speech rhythms on the programme producing an unusual effect.
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