In the near future, society is split into two strata: The lowdrives' make up the zombielike majority, mentally anaesthetized by an incessant diet of television, largely consisting of pornography. Television, and by extension the masses, is controlled by the highdrives', an educated class who remain servile through their perpetual quest for better ratings and audience subjugation. When the lowdrives start to become increasingly uninterested in the programming on offer, coordinator Ugo Priest (Leonard Rossiter) ends up accidentally happening upon a new entertainment... concept ..reality television. First broadcast in 1968 The Year of the Sex Olympics is one of the most original pieces of television drama ever written and would foreshadow the likes of Big Brother and the phenomenon that is Love Island. Introduction by film critic and author Kim Newman (2003) Audio commentary by actor Brian Cox (2003) Other extras TBC ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits [show more]
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