I have half an episode of The James Whale Radio Show from a VHS tape I purchased years ago at a car bootsale (when everyone was binning them to make way for DVDs) - the special guest is one Mr Jimmy Savile, who immediately makes a joke about bribing police officers to much studio laughter. I think it's from May 1990, but a bit of it can be seen on the PP as file 14734 - unfortunately in low resolution and out of sync audio due to the ancient computer I had when I uploaded it over a decade ago.
In a very different way, I have fond memories of ITV Night Time from the early 2000s! I was in my early teens at the time, but was fascinated by the odd selection of old low-budget 1990s programming ('Get Stuffed' especially which even then seemed archaic and from a different world) and ad-breaks made up entirely of Public Information Films, many of which were from the same era. Seemed like a few hours each night where the world hadn't moved on from circa 1993, and as a bonus there was Pages from Ceefax on the other side, reading Iraq War headlines in their 8-bit glory with retro-sounding music to send me to sleep.
Get Stuffed looked dated even when it was new. It was "ooh look at me and how edgy I am" early-90s TV but made by idiots on no budget. It was just harking back to the shambolic production values of stuff like The Young Ones and The Tube but with neither the wit nor the charm.
The vast majority of through-the-night ITV was complete and utter garbage, let's not beat about the bush. Pretty much the only programme that came close to offering something worthwhile was Jobfinder - that's how bad it was.
Meh, saying that, In Bed With Medinner wasn't bad. Bob Mills was criminally underused.
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