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Sam and mark still a thing? Im surprised dick n dom never got it.
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Yet itv pick it up once bbc dropped it.
RDJ2,683 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
I can quite imagine it'll be Crackerjack in all but name.

If a kid won a pencil as a prize nowadays they'd think you're on something.

EDIT: Actually reading the Press Release and they're still carrying on with the pencil. We'll see how well that does.
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james-20014,838 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Sounds like something which will only appeal to the adults old enough to remember the original (i.e. people at least a decade older than I am), and the supposed target age group won't be interested at all. I don't think you can bring back old formats based solely on nostalgia for the original.
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Steve Williams2,711 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Sounds like something which will only appeal to the adults old enough to remember the original (i.e. people at least a decade older than I am), and the supposed target age group won't be interested at all. I don't think you can bring back old formats based solely on nostalgia for the original.


I don't think it sounds like that at all. Events such as the Broom Cupboard and Blue Peter anniversaries have been created with so much care and attention that they appeal to kids and adults alike.

Saturday Mash Up was sold as a continuation of the traditional Saturday morning shows and the child audience seem wildly enthusiastic about that, it certainly hasn't been overshadowed by endless references to its predecessors. I don't doubt this will be the same - besides, they're pretty much doing the same format already with Big Friday Wind-Up. All that seems to be different here is that they're adding the Crackerjack name as a bit of a nod to CBBC's heritage and a bit of interest for any parents who happen to be watching alongside them. As far as the kids are concerned, it's just a name.

There's clearly no cynicism involved in CBBC, everyone says the teams there are absolutely dedicated to kids and reach for the very highest standards.
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