Love Island

Series 3 - Episode 43

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Review

When Big Brother began on Channel 4 in 2000, I took a principled stand against it. "Don't they know what they're doing?" I screamed at the TV. "It's The Year of the Sex Olympics! Nigel Kneale was right!"

In 1968's The Year of the Sex Olympics, Kneale ingeniously predicted the future of lowest-common-denominator TV. The programme kept a slavering audience pacified with such blackly funny concepts as The Hungry/Angry Show (in which senile old men throw food at one another), the titular Olympics, and the ultimate programme, in which a family are marooned on an island and filmed 24 hours a day. Yesterday's satire is today's reality. Or today's reality TV. So draw your own conclusions about the finale of ITV's Love Island...

Summary

Relationship-based reality show in which singletons seeking a summer of romance compete to pair off in Majorca, in the hope of finding love - and winning a £50,000 prize.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Caroline Flack
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