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Eurotrash was a comedy documentary series focusing on the quirky side of life in mainland Europe; as the 16 season's progressed the show shifted its focus to funny, often titillating subjects around the entire world. Produced by Rapido Television for the British network Channel 4 the show was initially broadcast as 30 minute installments created for a late night, largely adult audience. Attracting large ratings during its initial broadcast Eurotrash was presented by Antoine de Caunes, a French actor and director who had earlier appeared on a similar show to Eurotrash called Rapido produced for rival British network BBC2. During its first seasons, which began in 1993 Eurotrash was co-presented by French fashio designer Jean Paul Gautier who left the show after seven seasons.

Following the departure of Gaultier a series of guest presenters, largely female models and adult film actresses acted as guest presenters; the guest presenters included Melinda Messenger, Victoria Silvstedt and Lolo Ferrari. Each episode was made up of short documentary pieces showing various subjects from around Europe, most episodes featured nudists going about their everyday lives and completing activities naked. Other common subjects were profiles of adult models and actresses and often depicted scenes of nudity; one of the most popular and commonly featured models was the actress and model Lolo Ferrari who also acted as a guest presenter.

Each short segment was introduced by antoine de Caunes and a guest presenter providing a short funny introduction often ridiculing the masculinity of de Caunes. A narration is always provided for the segments that is given in a regional english accent; the first voice overs were provided by an english actress, Maria McErlane. After the first season McErlane was replaced by English comedian and impressionist Kate Robbins who narrated each segment in a highly stereotyped northern English accent; male voiceovers were also provided by Johnny Faukes in a similar style to the narration of Robbins.

Thursday 11:00 pm et/pt on Channel 4
2 Seasons, 7 Episodes
June 15, 2011
Cast: Antoine de Caunes

Eurotrash Full Episode Guide

  • Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier present the return of the legendary show about the many, varied and occasionally alarming cultural delights enjoyed by our European cousins

  • Hold on to your hats. In this episode, legendary accordian queen Yvette Horner performs Summertime with Boy George.

  • Highlights, if that's the right word, include an Iberian celebration of the most basic of bodily functions - the Catalan Crapper.

  • Antoine De Caunes and Jean-Paul Gaultier introduce more dubious European delights.

  • More disrobed Danes, stripped Swedes and naked Germans. And a report on the recent, entirely peaceful, invasion of Prague by young, feckless Americans.

  • Featuring the filming of Emannuelle 7, with Sylvia Krystel still going strong, and a preview of Bjorn Borg's underpant collection.

  • Subjects include the smurf invasion of Euro Disney, the amateur porn entrepreneur Laetitia, a Belgian rat restaurant and Jay Alexander - king of the queens of the catwalkrain.

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