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Saturday Mash-Up returns!

Saturday Mash-Up is returning 16th January 2021, I hope it'll be good.

TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
There's plenty of content in the Saturday morning shows other than just cartoons and competitions, people wouldn't have fond memories of them if they were literally just a way to link cartoons. I'm sure you could put some episodes on streaming with plenty of content once removing cartoons and other unclearable bits, the short lived Big Centre TV in Birmingham were repeating editions of Tiswas for a while for example, and I think The Family Channel used to repeat episodes of Motormouth before the TVS paperwork went AWOL.


I think Dick & Dom is one of those that would work well for that. The episodes on YouTube are about 1 hour 25 minutes once you remove the cartoons.

(Speaking of which, as it was the early 2000's they had landline, text and e-mail entries.)
IS
Inspector Sands
Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow has been reversioned and re-shown lots of times already.


As for the more traditional Saturday morning shows, I really don't think there's much repeat value of an average episode of Going Live or Saturday Superstore. As has been said, once you get rid of the cartoons, any promotional clips or anything else that can't be shown that's a lot of the programme gone. How much of what's left is actually of interest or even entertaining 30 or 40 years on? Some of the celebrity interviews and flagship items maybe, but the rest is very dull and irrelevant. You could probably get a couple of hours of best bits but nothing more
FL
Flux London London
There's plenty of content in the Saturday morning shows other than just cartoons and competitions, people wouldn't have fond memories of them if they were literally just a way to link cartoons. I'm sure you could put some episodes on streaming with plenty of content once removing cartoons and other unclearable bits, the short lived Big Centre TV in Birmingham were repeating editions of Tiswas for a while for example, and I think The Family Channel used to repeat episodes of Motormouth before the TVS paperwork went AWOL.


I think Dick & Dom is one of those that would work well for that. The episodes on YouTube are about 1 hour 25 minutes once you remove the cartoons.

(Speaking of which, as it was the early 2000's they had landline, text and e-mail entries.)


As Inspector Sands says, they’ve already done this with Dick and Dom. There was a whole “Best of” series many years after the original run which IIRC was called “The Dick and Dom Diaries”. It was made up of highlights from the series weaved together with new links and sketches with the main cast in character. Pretty well done actually, and so it makes it one of the few Saturday morning shows which has been given some kind of repeat.
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iloveTV1 London London
They used to do that with Basil’s Swap Shop as well, those were one hour long, and they cut half of it out, leaving the games and sketches. These then aired on weekday afternoons (good times).
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FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Didn’t they used to do an L&K Replay on BBC Choice either Saturday afternoon or on Sunday that was an edited version?
FL
Flux London London
They used to do that with Basil’s Swap Shop as well, those were one hour long, and they cut half of it out, leaving the games and sketches. These then aired on weekday afternoons (good times).


Oh of course, but what I meant was that D&D is the only one that’s been revisited especially for repeats years later. L&K Replay and Basil’s Swap Shop were fast turnaround re edits which went out in the week following the main live show. Dick and Dom was a separately commissioned show which came about years after the original ended, in the exact same sense as the discussion was going here about about re editing old episodes of various Saturday morning shows.

I think the work they put into the D&D Diaries kinda shows that it’s not just a simple matter of “cut out the cartoons” to make content which people would re-watch now. Any “repeats” of old Saturday morning shows would need to be carefully curated and edited properly to make something watchable - and of course make sure it’s all kosher to show these days!!
JO
Joe
It was actually Dick and Dom Dairies (not diaries). For reasons I’ve never worked out. Hopefully I’m about to have an ‘oh of course’ moment when somebody explains that one.
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Joe posted:
It was actually Dick and Dom Dairies (not diaries). For reasons I’ve never worked out. Hopefully I’m about to have an ‘oh of course’ moment when somebody explains that one.


I think it's as simple as it being a deliberate spelling mistake. Possibly a nod to Creamy Muck Muck too.
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Wasn’t it dairies as in Da-iries to to in with Da Bungalow title?
RW
Robert Williams Founding member London London
Wasn’t it dairies as in Da-iries to to in with Da Bungalow title?


No, it was just a deliberate mistake. They finally realise the error in the final link on the last episode.
JB
JasonB London London
Ministry of Mayhem is being uploaded in episode order on to YouTube. Of course these are the TV showings with all the numbers and contact details still in place but with adverts and cartoons cutout and sometimes copyrighted segments being removed the show still comes down to under an hour.
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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Weird suggestion but I think that ITV/BBC should put some of the Saturday Morning TV shows from 90s/00s onto BritBox..


Bearing in mind a lot of them are going to be expensive to clear as they would have had cartoons/shows played out, various phone in features that need chopping out (Swapshop repeats don't work for obvious reasons) and so on and so forth...


There's also the issue of repeat fees which I imagine would be a nightmare considering the amount of participants involved and the fact the shows were not really geared up to be repeated.

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