As with most of Australia's successful TV comedy shows, Let The Blood Run Free was born in Melbourne cabaret. It began as an improvised soap opera about a decaying city hospital at the Le Joke comedy club. No scripts were written for the twice-nightly shows - it was improvised theatre in its purest form. But one constant did emerge - the role of the audience in shaping the destiny of the characters. At key points the action would be halted and the audience asked to vote on how the saga should proceed. This tactic gave a whole new meaning to the concept of audience participation.
World's First Interactive Television Series - The TV version of "Blood" preserved one important aspect of the original stage show - audience involvement. At the conclusion of each episode, TV viewers were presented with two options as to what should happen in the next episode. Two telephone numbers were then shown on the screen: one for Option A, the other for Option B. Whichever number got the most calls was the direction the story would take making the series the world's first interactive television show.
Let The Blood Run Free has been screened in over fifty countries worldwide and dubbed into seven languages. It remains one of the most original, most uninhibited and most insanely entertaining shows ever produced.