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JasonB London London
Liza Tarbuck and Denise Van Outen on the same show together at the same time? I wonder if this person has the full episodes instead of just the ends?
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benriggers Meridian (South) Oxford
Liza Tarbuck and Denise Van Outen on the same show together at the same time? I wonder if this person has the full episodes instead just the ends?


I think it looks like the person who recorded these was waiting for Bewitched.
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BA
Bananas
Liza Tarbuck and Denise Van Outen on the same show together at the same time? I wonder if this person has the full episodes instead just the ends?


I think it looks like the person who recorded these was waiting for Bewitched.


Possibly the better option considering the state of the show at that time.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Presumably there was a longer version of the 1996/97 credits - all the clips of the fly-out we've seen in the last couple of weeks seem to be pretty show.
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JasonB London London
Presumably there was a longer version of the 1996/97 credits - all the clips of the fly-out we've seen in the last couple of weeks seem to be pretty show.


There is a longer version on this clip uploaded by the same user. The credits start right under the balcony:
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
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Soupnzi (previously soupnazi) London London
I remember seeing Liza once doing a weird sort of consumer item in that era; like a bland sort of Down Your Doorstep, but it was as-live which was very unusual (but the entire programme was very strange by this point). I think Liza had already worked with Planet 24 when they made a forgotten One Show-type programme for BBC1 called The Weekend Show hosted by Dale Winton.
DJ
DJGM Granada North West Today

I think Liza had already worked with Planet 24 when they made a forgotten One Show-type
programme for BBC1 called The Weekend Show hosted by Dale Winton.


I vaguely remember that show ... it was shown on Friday evenings at about 8pm-ish, and also featured Daley Thompson.
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SW
Steve Williams
Also I’m struck by Gaby’s intro to her serious item, directly after Cheggers. The lack of autocue is really jarring, though it didn’t seem an issue at the time. (Not sure if the show ever had any current affairs quotas as asked above. Those sorts of interviews disappeared when Gaby left, so I assume they were only there to keep her happy. Have to say she was never entirely convincing as a serious interviewer as we saw with her disastrous, now-largely-forgotten chat show).


In the early days there were quite a few more serious bits on The Big Breakfast - Bob Geldof's interviews, of course, but also Paula would have some pretty heavyweight guests and do quite serious interviews. In the early days they were presumably aiming to attract as wide an audience as possible and there would be time for a bit of light and shade. Eventually all of that went for a burton and it became light as a feather, but as you say, those interviews carried on for quite a while. The perfect opportunity to go and clean your teeth, I always felt.

DJGM posted:
I vaguely remember that show ... it was shown on Friday evenings at about 8pm-ish, and also featured Daley Thompson.


Yes, it was recorded in the TV studio Planet 24 built next door to the house. The mention of The One Show is a good one, it was very much in that style with a studio guest who would pass comment on the reports. As you say, Daley Thompson was in the studio every week, although he added next to nothing. It was a big flop, I think the intention was it was going to be a show that could potentially run all year round, and the Radio Times went big on it, but it was off within about eight weeks.
SW
Steve Williams
Also I’m struck by Gaby’s intro to her serious item, directly after Cheggers. The lack of autocue is really jarring, though it didn’t seem an issue at the time. (Not sure if the show ever had any current affairs quotas as asked above. Those sorts of interviews disappeared when Gaby left, so I assume they were only there to keep her happy. Have to say she was never entirely convincing as a serious interviewer as we saw with her disastrous, now-largely-forgotten chat show).


Everyone forgets Gaby's chat show, it really was a disaster. I remember her being interviewed in the Radio Times a few weeks in and they quoted some of the reviews, and one of them said it was "the saddest sight of the week", and I think that summed it up, because people liked Gaby and it was quite sad to see her flop so badly here.

The problem was that Gaby was just too nice and so seemed a bit scared of her guests. You almost couldn't watch because you felt that if the guests kicked off over a tough question, Gaby wouldn't be able to cope. She was a bit naive as well, there was a notorious moment where she was interviewing Cybill Shepherd about going out with Elvis, and Shepherd said "He would eat anything. but there was one thing he wouldn't eat until he met me". The audience got the joke and started laughing, but Gaby, bless her, said "what was that exactly?", leading to the audience to hoot with laughter, Shepherd to point between her legs and Gaby, and the viewers, to die of embarrassment. I remember watching the last episode when Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey were on and Gaby just laughed inanely at everything they said, regardless of whether it was a joke.

Honestly, it was so bad. Would have been an embarrassment on daytime telly, let alone primetime Saturday night C4 in between serious documentaries and foreign films. Should never have got anywhere near the screen.
FL
Flux London London
Liza Tarbuck's credited as a presenter during the white house era here, but I have no recollection of her working on the show pre Johnny Vaughan.


Neither do I. Very surprised she was involved that early. The earliest I remember her presenting when she became the regular "holiday cover" presenter and would do full weeks with Phill Jupitus from 1997 onwards. I remember those weeks could be really interesting from a presentation and content perspective as they'd never do exactly the same as Johnny & Denise/Kelly, but would do similar features in the same timeslots (e.g. "Wheel of Stats" replaced the regular "Virtual Statistics"). They also had a brilliant competition called "News to US" where Jupitus and Tarbuck would play USA News Hosts with callers trying to guess news stories from their clues.

Tarbuck very much carried those weeks, and should have always been a shoe in for the job when Van Outen announced she was leaving.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Re: Gaby. I wonder if the chat show was offered after she quit or was offered in order to try and force her out and freshen up the show. She was probably far more suited to interviewing the general public than celebs and would have been better off with a show based around that.
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