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Inside Victor Lewis-Smith 1993

  • Ended
  • BBC Two
  • 1993-10-31T17:00:00-07:00
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English

This series takes a look inside the mind of comic author, prankster, and journalist Victor Lewis-Smith as he lies immobilized in a "comic coma" in a BBC hospital for distressed broadcasters.
Throughout the course of the series, Lewis-Smith confronts the dark recesses of his own psyche as he embarks on a guided tour of his internal organs via his bloodstream, accompanied by a chatty cabbie who doubles as a narrative linking device. The hospital storyline is woven around a series of comedy sketches that emerge from Lewis-Smith's subconscious when his life-support system is fed into a television monitor, in effect transforming him into a "human video playback machine."
The result is a bold, bizarre, and hilarious collection of skits embedded within a surreal, highly innovative situational comedy format.
Each episode features one or more of Mr Lewis-Smith's signature phone pranks played on some unsuspecting member of the public.

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