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WYSIWIG
UK, ITV (Yorkshire), Children's sitcom, Colour, 1992
Starring: Nick Wilton, Clive Mantle, Julie Dawn Cole

A children's sci-fi comedy series about Wysiwyg, an alien reporter for InterGalactic Television, who arrives from space on a mission to send back films about life on Earth, its people and their peccadilloes. He is assisted in this task, just, by a technician, Globyool, who has to keep control of the independently minded floating Rovercam camera. InterGalactic TV's transmissions interrupt normal British TV viewing, though, including quiz-shows and the vital World Ludo Championships from Barcelona.


Episodes of WYSIWYG - an acronym of What You See Is What You Get, a phrase much used in computer-speak - were funny in places, bizarre and even dark in others, with humour from the Monty Python school of comedy.

Cast
Nick Wilton - Wysiwyg ('Dave')
Clive Mantle - Globyool
Julie Dawn Cole - other role
Linda Hartley - other role
Norman Wills - other role

Crew
Nick Wilton - Script Editor
Patrick Titley - Director / Producer
Transmission Details
Number of episodes: 5 Length: 30 mins
29 June-27 July 1992 · Mon 4.15pm
Review by Mark Lewisohn.
Reviews supplied by Radio Times 2003 BBC Worldwide - used under licence from BBC Worldwide.
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