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VMPhil9,848 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Don't know if anyone remembers but when the CITV Channel launched they had 'Saturday Showdown Extra' which ran after the main show. I only remember because I tuned in one time when the audio wasn't working (they went to a break and came back pretending it was still off as a joke).

Talking of spin-offs - when the Saturday Show first launched they had a couple of spin-offs with 'Saturday Show Extra' on the CBBC Channel which actually aired at the same time as the main show on CBBC One for some reason! And also 'The Saturday Show Remix' which was an edited repeat of the show broadcast later that night on the CBBC Channel.
mediaman2007465 posts since 22 Sep 2007
The ban on junk food advertising was what really knackered them on ITV. The BBC however...what was their excuse? The Tories should insist on the beeb bringing back the classic saturday morning show to differentiate themselves from the commercials Wink
Brekkie32,043 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Don't know if anyone remembers but when the CITV Channel launched they had 'Saturday Showdown Extra' which ran after the main show. I only remember because I tuned in one time when the audio wasn't working (they went to a break and came back pretending it was still off as a joke).

Talking of spin-offs - when the Saturday Show first launched they had a couple of spin-offs with 'Saturday Show Extra' on the CBBC Channel which actually aired at the same time as the main show on CBBC One for some reason! And also 'The Saturday Show Remix' which was an edited repeat of the show broadcast later that night on the CBBC Channel.

Didn't one of them or possibly both simulcast the main show but with different cartoons on the channel.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
VMPhil9,848 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Don't know if anyone remembers but when the CITV Channel launched they had 'Saturday Showdown Extra' which ran after the main show. I only remember because I tuned in one time when the audio wasn't working (they went to a break and came back pretending it was still off as a joke).

Talking of spin-offs - when the Saturday Show first launched they had a couple of spin-offs with 'Saturday Show Extra' on the CBBC Channel which actually aired at the same time as the main show on CBBC One for some reason! And also 'The Saturday Show Remix' which was an edited repeat of the show broadcast later that night on the CBBC Channel.

Didn't one of them or possibly both simulcast the main show but with different cartoons on the channel.

That was Dick and Dom. They also had a Sunday show which went out on the CBBC Channel only after the Saturday show started being simulcast on BBC One.
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fanoftv8,151 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
The Saturday Show Extra (during Dani & Joe's stint on the main show) ran 9-12 on the CBBC Channel presented by Sara & Nihal. It was mainly a behind the scenes programme as a live programme aired. It was an interesting idea. I think at first the programmes were timed differently so that you could flip channels to carry on watching studio segments.
Due to Dick & Dom airing on the Channel during the second series (Fearne & Simon's series) the Extra part was fronted solely by Sara (with assistance from Fearne, Simon and occasionally Stamford Amp and Tiny & Mr Duk) and ran 12-1pm after the main show which was great extending the live show until 1 and had extra games and interviews with the show guests.


When Dick & Dom and Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown aired on both the main network and the children's channel they aired different programmes on each giving viewers the chance to stick or flick.
mediaman2007465 posts since 22 Sep 2007
Live & Kicking was dragged out for years whilst SM:TV Live came and went (with a poof, you might say)


I think ITV claimed that SMTV was the longest running saturday morning show ever due to it running on a weekly basis for 5 and a half years whereas most others especially on the BBC tended to run through the winter or summer only. Not sure how true this was - anyone know? I think there were just under 300 episodes of SMTV.
62305823,575 posts since 19 Aug 2005
Live & Kicking was dragged out for years whilst SM:TV Live came and went (with a poof, you might say)


I think ITV claimed that SMTV was the longest running saturday morning show ever due to it running on a weekly basis for 5 and a half years whereas most others especially on the BBC tended to run through the winter or summer only. Not sure how true this was - anyone know? I think there were just under 300 episodes of SMTV.


279, and some of them were Gold. While Tiswas has 302 and even if you take of the first series which was meh that 13 its still more than SMTV
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mediaman2007465 posts since 22 Sep 2007
Live & Kicking was dragged out for years whilst SM:TV Live came and went (with a poof, you might say)


I think ITV claimed that SMTV was the longest running saturday morning show ever due to it running on a weekly basis for 5 and a half years whereas most others especially on the BBC tended to run through the winter or summer only. Not sure how true this was - anyone know? I think there were just under 300 episodes of SMTV.


279, and some of them were Gold. While Tiswas has 302 and even if you take of the first series which was meh that 13 its still more than SMTV


Does the Tiswas number include the late night adult specials? :p (Not that I was around for any of it)
Whataday10,134 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Live & Kicking was dragged out for years whilst SM:TV Live came and went (with a poof, you might say)


I think ITV claimed that SMTV was the longest running saturday morning show ever due to it running on a weekly basis for 5 and a half years whereas most others especially on the BBC tended to run through the winter or summer only. Not sure how true this was - anyone know? I think there were just under 300 episodes of SMTV.


279, and some of them were Gold. While Tiswas has 302 and even if you take of the first series which was meh that 13 its still more than SMTV


Does the Tiswas number include the late night adult specials? :p (Not that I was around for any of it)


It shouldn't because OTT was a separate programme (albeit a spin off)

I'm not sure you can compare Tiswas to SMTV because much of the former's history was on regional television. It didn't get full network until towards the end of its run.
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