Italian television is a little bit awful. I once saw part of a programme where a young woman in the shortest of dresses and highest of heels pretended to pole dance around an older man wearing a suit. And, from what I’ve read about its general state, that’s a pretty standard occurrence.
But, it isn’t all bad. Our favourite find has been Teche teche tè (or Techetechetè?). It’s part of the summer scheduling and features a mash up of skits and songs recorded for TV over the past sixty years, and it is amazing. From the Rai 1 website it says it is a chance to see ‘What has – or even what hasn’t – changed in sixty years’ in Italy. I love any excuse to bring out archival television footage, the older and cheesier the better.
We don’t have a TV in our flat, meaning we only catch occasional glimpses when on holiday in hotels. Luckily for us, we managed to catch this show multiple nights last week, providing endless enjoyment. I couldn’t work out how to embed a full episode in this post, so try this link instead. Or for a list of all the Teche Teche te’s, click here. If you’re lucky, streaming will work outside of Italy, too.