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CBBC revive Saturday morning magazine show format

The return of Saturday morning telly - well almost (May 2017)

OW
TheOnetoWatch Central (West) Midlands Today
Just seen this article, will it be any good, is it on for long enough ? well 1 hr 50 mins is not bad but should it be 3 hours like in the old days.

http://www.atvtoday.co.uk/96219-cbbc/
RO
rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Already being discussed here.

https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1059698#post-1059698
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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Whether or not it's too short will depend on the content. Some Saturday shows have been longer, but relied on padding in the form of cartoons etc.
DB
dbl London London
Just seen this article, will it be any good, is it on for long enough ? well 1 hr 50 mins is not bad but should it be 3 hours like in the old days.

http://www.atvtoday.co.uk/96219-cbbc/


Wasn't SM:TV Live 2 hours? (I know it's ITV but..)
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Hmm but then you have to consider CD:UK tagged on at the end.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Pre-CD:UK/SM:TV the actual show was only 2 hours too- then you had The Chart Show after at 11:30 which was separate from the preceding show. And obviously post-SM:TV too when CD:UK was separate from MoM. It was only really with SM:TV that the music show was considered part of the main Saturday show, being made in the same studio by the same production team (and even then, there was more of a distinction after Ant, Dec and Cat left).

I guess you had Tricky in the spring of 1997 that was made by the same people as The Chart Show- but there was no distinction or connection between the two of them on screen at all.
Last edited by james-2001 on 11 May 2017 7:06pm
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Hmm but then you have to consider CD:UK tagged on at the end.


You could consider that its own show though, given it was usually introduced with its own junction, seperate repeats overnight, and that every other show that preceded SMTV finished at 11:30 to make way for The Chart Show.
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
'Live & Dangerous'.

Working title or not.... not overly original is it....
Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Kicking is so 90s...
BU
buster London London
Not sure where they got 1 hour 50 from in that article, the press release says 120 mins.
Quite an encouraging commission. It's the longest show in that slot since the first series of TMi in 2006/7. The 60 mins slots for Basil's Swap Shop and Live and Deadly never really owned the morning in the same way as the old shows did, although without a mass audience it remains to be seen how much of an impact it can have.
It's also a huge vote of confidence in the pres team who have proved themselves very capable of longform with the 30 years programme and similar specials at Christmas and for Dick and Dom's 20th. They also love the old geeky stuff which is good for the older end of the audience!!
It looks to be an expansion of what they've done with live links on Saturday for a while, although I hope it's from a different studio rather than wedged into the HQ set as usual.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

It's also a huge vote of confidence in the pres team who have proved themselves very capable of longform with the 30 years programme and similar specials at Christmas and for Dick and Dom's 20th.


So it's really more a revival of Saturday Aardvark (with Hacker rather than Otis) than of something in the Going Live/L&K mould?
Write that down in your copybook now.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I bet people are getting carried away, I expect it will be just glorified continuity links rather than a show we remember from the old days.

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