Show 1035 – Sunday 25 September 2016
10 years ago, we started something that I never thought would continue this long. In October 2006, Saturday morning TV was celebrating 30 years since the first show Swap Shop went on the air. IN 1 October that year, we did a special 3 hour show telling the story of Swap Shop and all the shows since. Saturday morning presenters Magie Philbin, Trev and Simon and Mitch Johnson joined me on the show and it was one of those shows which started as a small idea and grew to something much bigger.
Later that year, the BBC produced a show called It Started with Swap Shop, which was the most watched show on BBC2 that Christmas and in the last 10 years, I have had the pleasure to talk to many more presenters who were part of so many people's lives since 1976 on Saturday mornings.
The thing that I have found is that our listeners really are still interested in Saturday morning TV and remembering those shows, and those who were part of them LOVE talking about it! Trev Neal and Simon Hickson produced the most enthusiastic reaction to any of the guests we've ever had on the show.
All those who have appeared on the show have taken part in the Saturday morning Tv SuperQuiz, testing their knowledge of their era of Saturday morning TV, and through all the special guests, we have a wealth of material that has now been put into one final Saturday morning Tv project.
First everyone taking part in the quiz makes up one show. We've given prizes and certificates to the winner and it was great to finally get to meet Trev and Simon a few weeks ago in order to give Trev his certificate and HRB mug.
I've also compiled the interviews and clips from the shows into one special 90 minute show which will go out on 2 October – the anniversary itself.
Finally, some of the interviews will be repeated in full in 3 more Best of the Guests shows. We've also put together two music based shows.
It's been a personal pleasure talking to so many of the people I grew up watching over the last few years and this seemed to be a great way to bring this particular theme to an end. So it all starts this Sunday when Andi Peters will join me as my special guest and tries his hand at the quiz.
For everyone who remembers all of these shows, these are 8 shows you won't want to miss!
- Back for Series 27 June 28, 2017
- A Day of Magic in Alton June 10, 2017
- The BIG Broadcast 2017 – a BIG Success May 2, 2017
- Live on The BIG Broadcast 2017 this weekend April 29, 2017
- It Started with Swap Shop Wins at National Hospital Radio Awards 2017 March 26, 2017