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kernow1,065 posts since 18 Jan 2006
ITV have filled the void left by Noel's House Party with Saturday Night Takeaway.

It's now been 20 years since Noel's House Party ended, so I think it's unlikely that there will ever be a show like that on BBC One again.
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Brekkie30,469 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Can anyone remember the outcome of Mel and Sue's Generation Game. Is was terrible and universally panned, but I've got a vague recollection of the BBC actually saying they were going to give it another go, but as I can't find any evidence either way online I might have dreamt it (just like UTV was rebranded to "itvni" one night this week Smile)
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Neil Jones4,782 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Can anyone remember the outcome of Mel and Sue's Generation Game. Is was terrible and universally panned, but I've got a vague recollection of the BBC actually saying they were going to give it another go, but as I can't find any evidence either way online I might have dreamt it (just like UTV was rebranded to "itvni" one night this week Smile)


It was scrapped. They were going to do four episodes but ended up only doing two.
Hatton Cross3,049 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I would like some fresh ideas, and a return to a proper full 6 hours.

Good Luck with that. But, I'd like to draw your attention to two minor points.

1 - 'Fresh Ideas'. A total vauge meaningless phrase. And even if someone came up with a 'fresh idea', whoever created it will have subconciously used part of an existing format.

Try it - pitch something you'd thought of that is totally new, fresh, orginal and has not been tried, used (in full or part) in the UK or anywhere in the world before. Difficult, isn't it?

2- Create a schedule to run a full 6 hours? And who, in this modern multi-channel fragmenent market and audience age is going to watch an 'appointment to view' schedule for a full 6 hours in one go? At most 2 hours and then bail out and cherry pick and timeshift the rest of it.
If you asked the question, the honest answer is less than 0.1% of the audience.

Although, as programme junctions are your thing - you'd probably like a schedule for 6 hours, with upto 6-8 idents, so you could come on here and bitch about how they've reused a ident 3 hours after it was last aired.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
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Andrew13,279 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Whereas 6 hours is a bit over the top, they do seem one programme short pretty much all the time on a Saturday.

They can't decide if Pointless Celebrities is an early evening starter or the first main programme

Casualty was generally the next to last show, but is often pushed right back to be the last programme before the news.
gottago2,735 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Can anyone remember the outcome of Mel and Sue's Generation Game. Is was terrible and universally panned, but I've got a vague recollection of the BBC actually saying they were going to give it another go, but as I can't find any evidence either way online I might have dreamt it (just like UTV was rebranded to "itvni" one night this week Smile)

There was a suggestion from Kate Phillips that they’d be looking at it again but that was some time ago and I haven’t heard anything since so I think it’s rightly dead in the water.
JKDerry1,242 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
40 years a go, BBC One had settled into a pattern for many Saturday nights. Below is a look at Saturday 10th February 1979 on BBC One:

5.50pm - Jim'll Fix It

6.25pm - Doctor Who: "The Armageddon Factor"

6.50pm - Saturday Night at the Movies: "The Beasts are on the Streets"

8.25pm - The Two Ronnies

9.05pm - Starskey and Hutch

9.55pm - BBC News

10.05pm - Match of the Day

11.05pm until 12.05am - Parkinson

This was the normal pattern was a good chunk of the late 70s, especially Doctor Who, a Saturday movie, Two Ronnies, Match of the Day and always to end the night, Parkinson.
Last edited by JKDerry on 10 February 2019 12:32pm