Rapido (TV series)
Rapido is a BBC2 television show which ran from 1988 to 1992, and was presented by Antoine de Caunes. It ran in over 14 countries worldwide. The show which would usually go out in an early evening slot, such as 7.30pm on a Wednesday night, featured reports from up and coming new bands linked together with footage of De Caunes standing in front of a large Rapido sign on a white background.
De Caunes presented and linked reports in front of the minimalist white lettered background seen here
|Country of origin||France|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original network||BBC2 (United Kingdom)|
|Original release||3 October 1988 –|
21 April 1992
The show developed from shows De Caunes presented in France, and gave the name to the production company Rapido TV (later Planet Rapido) which created the late night Channel 4 television show Eurotrash.
Rapido was notable for De Caunes' idiosyncratic delivery. His English is completely fluent, but he (deliberately) spoke it with French intonations and speech rhythms on the programme.