Non è la RAI ("It's not RAI" in English) is an Italian variety television series that aired from 9 September 1991 to 30 June 1995. Initially broadcast by Canale 5, it was moved to Italia 1 in January 1993.[1] The show was presented by Enrica Bonaccorti in its first season, Paolo Bonolis in the second and Ambra Angiolini in the third and fourth.

Non è la RAI
Created byGianni Boncompagni
Presented by
Country of originItaly
Production
Executive producers
  • Mariella Meloni
  • Luca Del Buono
  • Marco Palenga
ProducerCorrado Grego
Running time60–90 minutes
Original release
Network
Release9 September 1991 (1991-09-09) –
30 June 1995 (1995-06-30)

Produced by Gianni Boncompagni, the show was broadcast every day in the afternoon, starring 100 girls between 14 and 22 years old who sang, danced and presented some telephone competitions. The show created scandal in Italy due to the girls' age and some political declarations by Angiolini, who was 17 years old in 1994.[2]

From the show came many Italian television, music and theatre stars like Angiolini, Pamela Petrarolo, Claudia Gerini, Romina Mondello, Nicole Grimaudo, Antonella Elia, Yvonne Sciò, Alessia Merz, Alessia Mancini, Antonella Mosetti, Emanuela Panatta, Laura Freddi, Miriana Trevisan, Gloria Scotti, Cristina Quaranta, Sabrina Impacciatore, Barbara Lelli and Letizia Catinari.

The program was rebroadcast on the Happy Channel on satellite TV some year after its end and in the digital channel Mediaset Extra from 2011.

Foreign version

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The concept of Non è la RAI was copied by the Brazilian television network SBT, which produced a local version called Fantasia, aired between 1997 and 2000 and again between 2007 and 2008.

References

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  1. ^ "Dall'11 gennaio il suo "Non è la Rai" Boncompagni trasloca "retrocesso" su Italia 1. Dice il regista: "il programma va bene". Al suo posto Dalla Chiesa con Forum". La Stampa. 11 November 1992. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Ambra, vestale del "Forza Italia" per minorenni: "oggi qualcuno piane"". Corriere della Sera. 30 May 1994. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
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