Brits fall for Kath and Kim


Brits fall for Kath and Kim

Kath Day-Knight has finally found her way onto a plane at Melbourne Airport.

Kath and daughter Kim have landed in Britain, asking themselves: "Will the Poms get us?"

They asked the same question of Australians a couple of years ago - and viewers responded by making the ABC's hit series Kath and Kim the most successful comedy in the country's television history.

Now British viewers are being served a Fountain Lakes slice of Australian suburbia to go with their helpings from Sylvania Waters and Erinsborough, of Neighbours fame.

But some British critics still need to grasp the new dialect.

"Trust me, you will be using the term 'horndog' in everyday conversation," wrote The Sun's TV critic, somewhat confused about Kim's status as a hornbag.

The Sun was one of four national newspapers to declare Kath and Kim their "pick of the day" for its premiere on cable channel LivingTV this week.

The Evening Standard described the show as "a kind of Neighbours meets The Royle Family, with some fantastic pronunciation and expressions. Brilliant stuff." The Times was equally enthusiastic: "The parody of the language is brilliant."

The Telegraph compared it to an Australian TV icon: "Think Cell Block H (the English title for Prisoner), but set in the prison of suburbia."

Kath and Kim creators and stars Jane Turner and Gina Riley believe their mangled outer suburban Australian whine and localised humour will make the show more appealing to the British rather than have them shaking their heads wondering about blue-light discos, hunks o' spunk and Savoury Shapes.

"They like that specific thing," Turner said. "It's a very specific place, it's not generic. Fountain Lakes is very Melbourne, very Australian. People like that colour and richness."

- AAP



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