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Flux Capacitor12 posts since 22 Dec 2016
London London
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.


Agreed. I'd love to be proven wrong, but the fact that it's the pres department kinda points towards this. Didn't they do something similar with Ed and Oucho years back which was basically a glorified version of the daily office links, on a bigger set and with guests, for 3 hours on a Saturday morning? Unfortunately it never caught on.
DCI02 (previously BeanoMaster) 288 posts since 4 Nov 2014
Anglia (West) North West Today
I think it will be a different studio to the continuity due to this line from the press release:
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Broadcast live from MediaCityUK each weekend, viewers in the studio and at home will also get the chance to interact all morning - quizzing pop stars and playing games on the CBBC digital platforms.


The CBBC HQ studio is directly opposite Newsround's, with crew in the middle. There would be no room for any sort of studio audience where it currently is.
gottago2,904 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
I think it will be a different studio to the continuity due to this line from the press release:
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Broadcast live from MediaCityUK each weekend, viewers in the studio and at home will also get the chance to interact all morning - quizzing pop stars and playing games on the CBBC digital platforms.


The CBBC HQ studio is directly opposite Newsround's, with crew in the middle. There would be no room for any sort of studio audience where it currently is.

Unless there's only a handful of viewers in studio a la Dick n Dom.
Steve Williams2,879 posts since 1 Aug 2008
The piece on the front page of Broadcast says it's going to feature a studio audience and musical performances, so it's not just going to be the Broom Cupboard. Anyway, the best news is that this is going to be produced by Jamie Wilson, who also did the Broom Cupboard anniversary special, and I know from following him on Twitter that he's mad about the history and heritage of CBBC and totally gets it.
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fanoftv8,210 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
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.


Agreed. I'd love to be proven wrong, but the fact that it's the pres department kinda points towards this. Didn't they do something similar with Ed and Oucho years back which was basically a glorified version of the daily office links, on a bigger set and with guests, for 3 hours on a Saturday morning? Unfortunately it never caught on.


Indeed they did...


I will also hold back for now until we have more information. It would be good to see a fun Saturday morning programme return, something that TMi created so well in series 1, just a shame that series 2 onwards lost something - and studio 9 didn't help.
VMPhil9,999 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Ahh, I'm glad someone else also thought that series 1 of TMi was fantastic, and then it just tailed off dramatically in series 2. Very bizarre, I don't know if it was because it was the energy of being in Leicester Square that was massively missed, or because of another reason like different writers.
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fanoftv8,210 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
The change in location was bad, well more the smaller studio size, I know that Leicester Square wasn't a big studio but the tiered area and window view helped it to feel larger. I know that they were trying something different with the points system and later the TMiers but the first series got it bang on. I wasn't a massive fan of the flat sequences, but it set up the games well and I feel that they could have evolved into similar films on location preparing games or training for the Chinatown challenge. I can't think of any feature off the top of my head that moved from series 1 to 2 which in a way made it feel like it was starting over again, a shorter start time didn't help either.

The first series had the wonderful advantage of not having screaming kids in the studio but then utilising the families in the crowds in Leicester Square, such as this:


The crew all felt like one big team and with Ed & Helen playing key roles on the show it felt more than just Sam, Mark and Caroline. One of my favourite series 1 games was 'Surely they can't make a game out of that?', such a brilliant idea and another game that maximised the audience interaction on the programme.
And here's possibly my favourite game that they created:
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Anyway I've gone off on a tangent here.
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Steve Williams2,879 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Incidentally the other interesting things from that article from Broadcast are that CBBC are looking ideas for programmes for kids aged 12-15, and are also prepared to invest in feature-length family films if the idea is right. So that all sounds quite promising.

And this new Saturday morning show is described as "a live event".
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buster1,792 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
Don't forge TMi was one of the programmes that was found to have selected fake winners during the phone line scandal of early 2007 (the error appears to have been in the very first edition according to this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6905095.stm). This will have had an impact on the format of the second series - wasn't that the one that basically spent 16 weeks getting people to "like" one of the three on the CBBC website, in a nod to early social media? That got tired very quickly but it does reduce drastically what you can do with interactivity.

It was also 2006/2007 that saw massive changes to CBBC - Blue Peter and CBBC continuity both ended up in much smaller studios so not a surprise it affected Saturday mornings too.
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DCI02 (previously BeanoMaster) 288 posts since 4 Nov 2014
Anglia (West) North West Today
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/saturday-mash-up

The series has now been renamed 'Saturday Mash-Up!'. Jonny Nelson and Radio 1Xtra's Yasmin Evans will be presenting alongside Hacker T. Dog. It will be broadcast live from Media City UK every Saturday.
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Saturday mornings are about to get shaken up as CBBC today announces the presenting line up for its new live kids TV show Saturday Mash-Up! which smashes onto screens in September.

Yasmin Evans and Jonny Nelson will team up with Hacker T. Dog to give the weekend a rude awakening.

Yasmin is currently presenter of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Weekdays 1-4pm show. Stockport born, she began her radio career at the age of just 15 presenting on a Manchester community radio station. She studied Radio at the University of Salford where she was approached by the BBC to take part in their piloting scheme, which led to her joining 1Xtra.

Yasmin says: “It’s an absolute honour to be a part of the show. Most of us can remember that, when we were younger, Saturday mornings were made for eating breakfast in front of live kids TV. Myself, Jonny and Hacker are ready to bring back that anarchy to Saturday mornings. You’re in for a real treat!”

Jonny began his career in local TV after gaining a degree in broadcast journalism before being thrust into the world of entertainment reporting. His quick-wit and humour has made him a firm favourite on the red carpet reporting for a number of broadcasters. channels.
A huge football fan, Jonny, who is from Preston, has also presented for the premier league and when not working can be found obsessively bingeing on films.

Jonny says: "I've been waiting 15 years for a reason to get up on a Saturday. I thought I'd probably take up jogging or something, but not end up presenting Saturday morning children's TV! The fact that it's back, it's live and I have anything to do with it is both exciting and alarming!"

Keeping them on their toes with his cheeky one-liners and off-the-cuff remarks will be six-year-old CBBC regular, Hacker T. Dog. Hacker is from Wigan [he tells people often] and has a particular fondness for TV presenter Sue Barker, shiny red shoes and colourful shirts. He came second in Celebrity Mastermind 2016 with his specialist subject The Pet Shop Boys and can regularly be heard bellowing his memorable catchphrase "Alright Cockers!" to his fans on CBBC and 40,000 grown-ups on Twitter.

Hacker says: "After a salary negotiation with the BBC I’m happy to say that I’m joining Saturday Mash-Up! Well, someone’s got to show Yasmin and Jonny how to do it!"

CBBC announced earlier this year that it was bringing back live Saturday morning kids telly, continuing the tradition of iconic Saturday morning programmes such as Going Live!, Saturday Superstore and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

The new show will be packed full of celebrity guests, games, competitions - and the ubiquitous gunge - along with some of CBBC’s favourite shows.

Broadcast live from MediaCityUK each Saturday, viewers in the studio and at home will also get the chance to interact all morning - quizzing pop stars and playing games on the CBBC digital platforms.

Saturday Mash-Up! is a BBC Children's Presentation production. The Series Producer is Jamie Wilson and the Executive Producer is Ian France.

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JasonB5,157 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
I've never been able to warm to Hacker. If they managed to get the guys who created the leprechauns to create similar characters i might just dip in and out of the show.
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