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DE88345 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
I remember Body Heat mainly for its Batak wall end game.

It had a pretty good theme tune too, composed by Simon Etchell - who seemed to compose the theme tunes for almost every Action Time game show in the mid and late '90s (including, of course, Carlton-era Catchphrase).

AFAIK, it hasn't been repeated anywhere since it ended. Mike Smith didn't forbid it... did he? Embarassed
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CNash25 posts since 8 Apr 2017
London London
I always thought Body Heat owed a lot to the Krypton Factor as well as Gladiators.

Speaking of Gladiators knock-offs, I expect we've had Ice Warriors mentioned in this thread by now....
ChipperBird26 posts since 20 Jun 2017
Anglia (East) Look East
Does anyone remember during the early 90's a show or special day Channel 4 did about animation? It was a show with an animated "host" who's "hair" consisted of paper and it looked at international animation. Of note it looked at Eastern European animation like Zagreb and even had clips from Studio Ghibli films *years* before those films got noticed and dubbed.

I know they did alternative animation in the late 90's and 2000's and it's not that. This was pre 1995 at least but nobody ever seems to recall what this thing was.

(at least I *think* it was C4 - but not sure if I may be wrong and it was recorded from elsewhere)
Xilla183 posts since 29 Nov 2003
I remember Channel 4 did a day in 1991 where they focused on Aardman Animations, showing at the very least Creature Comforts, A Grand Day Out and War Story, and possibly a documentary amongst other things. I've got some of it on tape.
Neil Jones4,230 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The BBC has had a few goes at adapting the Just William stories over the years - in the 1960s with Dennis Waterman and again in 1994 with a somewhat obscure cast. Meanwhile LWT had a bash in the 1970s with Bonnie Langford. These all ran for twelve episodes and two series.

The BBC produced a new version in 2010 which was so successful it only ran for four episodes (its limited success may had more to do with the fact it went out at 1pm in the Christmas week originally, though it continued to air off and on on CBBC until 2012). This incarnation featured Daniel Roche, best known at the time for the half-improvised sitcom Outnumbered. Somebody had decided he was perfect for the role of William Brown.

The original stories were republished in new packaging in 2010 to fit in with this series. Which I happened to spot at the local library and it reminded me hence the post Smile
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Rob79314 posts since 28 Jun 2016
Granada North West Today
Does anyone remember during the early 90's a show or special day Channel 4 did about animation? It was a show with an animated "host" who's "hair" consisted of paper and it looked at international animation. Of note it looked at Eastern European animation like Zagreb and even had clips from Studio Ghibli films *years* before those films got noticed and dubbed.

I know they did alternative animation in the late 90's and 2000's and it's not that. This was pre 1995 at least but nobody ever seems to recall what this thing was.

(at least I *think* it was C4 - but not sure if I may be wrong and it was recorded from elsewhere)


It wasn't Comic Book was it? Had an early morning slot at the weekend (around 6am) where the Channel 4 Daily ran during the week.
cityprod1,753 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Does anyone remember during the early 90's a show or special day Channel 4 did about animation? It was a show with an animated "host" who's "hair" consisted of paper and it looked at international animation. Of note it looked at Eastern European animation like Zagreb and even had clips from Studio Ghibli films *years* before those films got noticed and dubbed.

I know they did alternative animation in the late 90's and 2000's and it's not that. This was pre 1995 at least but nobody ever seems to recall what this thing was.

(at least I *think* it was C4 - but not sure if I may be wrong and it was recorded from elsewhere)


It wasn't Comic Book was it? Had an early morning slot at the weekend (around 6am) where the Channel 4 Daily ran during the week.


Nope, Comic Book used classic American cartoons, rather than international animation. I think you're thinking of Fourmations, but I'm not certain.
ChipperBird26 posts since 20 Jun 2017
Anglia (East) Look East

It wasn't Comic Book was it? Had an early morning slot at the weekend (around 6am) where the Channel 4 Daily ran during the week.


Nope, Comic Book used classic American cartoons, rather than international animation. I think you're thinking of Fourmations, but I'm not certain.


It's not Fourmations as those were shorts C4 fully funded themselves and generally self contained. These were international animations that C4 didn't fund - just had rights to show.

I wonder if it was for their "Animation Week" in 1994 - What I remember is the show was *long* - there was an animated host for the duration, it went into history of animation including US animation like Windsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur but also featured Russian, Croatian, Japanese and indie animation. It wasn't any of the full films, but you would get clips and a truncated "full" short of each example.

It sounds like the 1998-9 series "Dope Sheet" but I know it wasn't that as the host absolutely wasn't CGI - they were 2D and the films picked ranged from kid friendly to quite questionable. It's possible it wasn't C4 at all, but it seemed an awful lot like the sort of thing only Channel 4 would put that much effort into.
mccanmat491 posts since 15 Jul 2005
The one probably consigned to distant memories is a 5-10 minute gameshow often showing during itv night time called Stash. Hosted by Paul Henry he stood in a shopping centre where players picked on if his pockets and answered a question to see if they could win £5- if they lost the stash was passed to the next player to try and win??
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mccanmat491 posts since 15 Jul 2005
Another gameshow I remember well...there is one episode on you tube...Steal...hosted by Roy Walker’s son Mark https://youtu.be/LCTZGa2hqTM
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robertclark1251,170 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Time to give this thread an airing, to mention two shows I remember from Channel 4, in the first decade of the 21st century.

The first one was a very serious series indeed, that made you think about driving, and I hope made local transport and roads departments think as well. It was "Accident Black Spot", and was presented by Penny Malory. Each week, the show would look at an accident black spot somewhere, and with the help of driving organisations, road safety experts, and the local authority, a design would be drawn up to try and improve the safety of the accident black spot.

The other one I can only vaguely remember. "Supercities". Each week, the presenter, who I cannot remember, would look at a part of the country, and look at how various towns and cities could be built up further, and joined together, to make one Supercity.

Both ran for six editions.