Crackòvia is a humour programme on Televisió de Catalunya, directed and presented by Joan Rufas, centring on the world of sport, mainly football with special emphasis on Barça, Real Madrid and Espanyol. Sporting events of the previous weekend are parodied every Monday evening. The 9th season of Crackòvia is currently being broadcast on TV-Televisió de Catalunya.
Polònia is a comedy programme based on current affairs. Each week it takes a look at what is happening in the news with a series of sketches centred on politicians, journalists and media personalities. Polònia was first broadcast by TV3 on 16 February 2006. It has won several awards including the 2007 Ondas Prize for best programme on local TV, the 2011 ATV award for best make-up, and the 2012 Zapping award for best entertainment programme. It is currently in its 12th season.
Zomedy Night is a Minoria Absoluta production exclusively for FOX International Channels (FIC) which brings together top comedians in two programmes of standup routines based on everything zombie.
Berto Romero, Goyo Jiménez, Yolanda Ramos and Agustín Jiménez are tasked with performing the standup routines for Zomedy Night, with three of them going the whole hog and being made up as zombies. The two programmes also include fun interludes such as The Ranking Dead, which replays some of the best parts of the TV series, and special interviews with well-known zombie fans such as José Corbacho and Sílvia Abril.
Just like the original format, Crackovia América is based on sketches impersonating top Latin-American football stars. As well as Messi, Luis Suárez and Alexis Sánchez, already familiar to Catalan viewers, there are also impersonations of team managers “Piojo” Herrera and José Pekerman, as well as players such as Rafa Márquez, Chicharito, Kun Agüero, David Luiz and Di Maria.
Crackovia América is a joint Minoria Absoluta and Imagina US production for Canal Fox and is broadcast in all the Spanish-speaking Latin-American countries and the USA.
The World’s Best Chefs is a television series about influential chefs from around the world, all trailblazers of creative and avant-garde cuisine. The World’s Best Chefs travels the world to meet some of the most respected and renowned chefs of recent times and reveals their culinary philosophy, working methods and influences.
Thirteen chefs open their kitchens to Katie Button, a young North-American chef who trained at Ferran Adrià’s elBulli restaurant. Katie shares with viewers the privilege of meeting these cookery geniuses face to face and having the opportunity of collaborating with them in the preparation of some of their creations.
Joan Roca, Andoni Aduriz, Michel Bras, Gastón Acurio, Massimo Bottura, Grant Achatz, Alex Atala, Michel Guérard, Daniel Humm, José Andrés and Juan Mari Arzak are the stars of the series, along with Ferran Adrià, who has a whole episode devoted to him.
31 December 2012, in an unknown hotel in Madrid, there is only one hour left until the end of the year and everything must be ready for the Televisión Española New Year’s Eve celebrations. Hotel de las 13 estrellas, 12 uvas shows the final preparations for the count-down to the new year.
This is the storyline running through the New Year’s comedy special broadcast by TVE La 1 to see out the year. For an hour quick-fire sketches based on 2012’s current affairs, main events, crazes, personalities and gossip are reeled off.
Josema Yuste, with his multiple impersonations, is the star of the show, together with special appearances from Santiago Segura, Carlos Latre, Joaquín Cortés and Martina Klein.
Señoras que (Ladies Who…) is based on humorous facebook groups in Spanish such as Ladies who put plastic bags on their heads when it rains, Ladies who dance the pasodoble together at village fiestas, or Ladies who ask Are you still hungry? Shall I fry you an egg?
The sketches star Josema Yuste, Carlos Latre, David Fernández and Jordi Rios, who play the ladies who utter these well-worn phrases. Also appearing in the programme are actors such as Carlos Chamarro, Agustín Jímenez, Yolanda Ramos and Mireia Portas.
Every week the cast of actors recreate the entertaining world of the ladies and their bizarre behaviour.
Àngel Llàcer presents a parody of celebrity programmes and the world of gossip magazines, drawing from a wide range of assorted fame-seekers. La escobilla nacional is set in a studio where the presenter interacts with his guests; actors impersonating the big names of tabloids and gossip mags, interspersed with recorded sketches.
Tengo una pregunta para mí is a programme which poses the eternal questions in relation to the immediacy of the present. In our age of mass information the big questions asked by human beings are still open to interpretation and are more relevant than ever. The central figure of the programme, Basilio Baltasar, is an intellectual detective who observes, examines, enquires, reflects and throws out questions to the viewer.
Pienso, luego existo is a portal to both intimate and universal knowledge, a programme that vindicates the value of critical reflection, knowhow and knowledge. It gives us the opportunity to hear the voices and appreciate the mindset of the people central to providing an understanding of our culture and society, so that we may use their reflection and wisdom to understand better our present. It is a window for the intellectuals who deserve time on public television
Veu i Vot is a weekly programme covering the latest news about the candidates for the presidency of F.C. Barcelona. Appearing in the show, directed and presented by Joan Maria Pou, are the sports journalists Raül Llimós and Jordi Costa. In this way 8TV transfers the sportscast feel of radio RAC1 to television and offers a news programme centred on the elections for the Barça president.
As well as interviews with candidates, Veu i Vot also includes entertainment and opinion provided by the co-hosts Raül Llimós and Jordi Costa and regular guests on the show Màrius Carol, Ernest Folch and Santi Nolla. Veu i Vot not only centres on the day-to-day of the candidates and their electoral campaigns, but also provides sporting news on F.C. Barcelona’s first team.
Frikiliks is a humour programme showing a roundup of the best of current television and the internet in a multiscreen environment, where two characters called @Frikiloco and @Beibe81, played by David Fernández and Ana Morgade, present with a mixture of irony and mischief the best videos from TV and social networks. It’s good to be a friki (geek) and it is something they are proud to share with the rest of the world.
Frikiliks is not about simply showing “sensitive” material, but transforming it, taking it out of context and by use of cut and paste giving it new meaning.