- Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.
show_name = Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.
writer = Shelly Goldstein
director = Mike Albert
Michael Galeota Joey Zimmerman Meg Wittner
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 13
executive_producer = Mark Waxman
producer = Jill Lopez Danton
editor = Barry S. Silver
cinematography = James Jansen
runtime = 30 minutes
September 14, 1996
May 31, 1997
imdb_id = 0118264
tv_com_id = 3168
"Bailey Kipper's P.O.V." was a US children's
television seriesthat aired in 1996 on CBSSaturday Mornings, starring Michael Galeota, John Achorn, Meg Wittner. It lasted for only 13 episodes of 30 mins length each. At one time this show had a slot on the BBC's CBBCprogram which was on Fri mostly at 4.15pm. For a while, it aired on Nickelodeon UK. The show has not yet been released on VHSor DVD.
Bailey Kipper's young age, 11, is belied by his wit and sophistication. His father works at a local TV station and often brings home junked bits of technical equipment for his son to mess around with, for Bailey is an electronics wizard. He constructs an elaborate spy system with which, via miniature cameras he has concealed all over the house and in his family's clothing (and even in the dog's collar), he can record the family's daily activity, creating a video diary of their lives. His viewing area is hidden away in a part of the house he has made inaccessible to the others. Each episode presented the results of Bailey's handiwork as he re-ran recent events in the lives of the Kipper family - mom, dad, little brother Eric and older sister Robin.
Michael Galeota- Bailey Kipper
John Achorn- Don 'Kip' Kipper (Dad)
Meg Wittner- Vickie Kipper (Mom)
Andi Eystad- Robin Kipper
Joey Zimmerman- Eric Kipper
The show had a total of 13 episodes with each lasting for a total time of 30 minutes.
*US reruns: Jan - May 1997 (CBS Saturday Mornings)
*UK dates: 17 Apr-24 July 1998 (13 episodes) BBC1 Fri mostly 4.15pm
Ahead of its time
"Bailey Kipper's P.O.V." was ahead of its time. A year later, two major Hollywood films ("The Truman Show" and "EDtv") explored similar themes, and these were followed by the plethora of "Big Brother"-type TV shows. Bailey Kipper, of course, was only a children's comedy, yet it had some smart ideas and an ironic edge that gave it broader appeal. The family's antics were sometimes enhanced by Bailey's wild imagination, and at other times by his electronic manipulation of the images. Peppered with clips from old movies and TV shows (a la Dream On) and spliced up with animation and special effects, the show could have been too rich for its own good, but actually it held together very well, with good performances from the precocious youngsters and fine support from the adults. The family set-up was more realistic than in most US children's sitcoms - Mom earned little as a state nurse, and shortage of money was a recurring problem - and the relationships were similar to those in the later smash hit "
Malcolm In The Middle". It also worked for a future Nickelodeon series, " iCarly".
It was also among the first generation of CBS programs to meet the federal
Additionally, this was the first show to be entirely edited on a Macintosh computer.
List of BBC children's television programmes
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