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Old 28-12-2006, 23:19   #21
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I watched Saturday morning telly from Swap Shop onwards and this programme was ace. Did you see the tears in Noel's eyes when he said goodbye at the end? Bless him!

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Old 28-12-2006, 23:21   #22
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I watched Saturday morning telly from Swap Shop onwards and this programme was ace. Did you see the tears in Noel's eyes when he said goodbye at the end? Bless him!
bless him, must be the money he's making on the show
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Old 28-12-2006, 23:48   #23
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Yes the beeb would say it started with Swap Shop........Actually it started with TISWAS which was miles better.........
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Old 29-12-2006, 00:25   #24
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I used to watch Swap Shop every week and couldn't stand Tiswas! Guess it reflected my character, just as it said in tonight's programme when they interviewed Lenny Henry. It started when I was 4 and finished when I was 10, so I really do remember it, especially the later years. None of the subsequent programmes ever matched Swap Shop, at least in my eyes. I did ring them up once and got through to the operator, but sadly never got on to the show. Can't remember what I called them about, though!

Always remember being very disappointed when they called out 'Where are you, Keith.' It was never Croydon, although you couldn't blame him!

I really enjoyed tonight's programme, bringing back lots of memories, but was sad to hear that they have lost a lot of Swap Shop footage. It has to be embarassing for the BBC when they are having to use home VHS recording in place of their own footage from a programme that is just 25-30 years old.

Have only watched up to when they introduce Going Live. That's where I grew too old for Saturday morning TV. Will watch the rest of the programme later.

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Old 29-12-2006, 00:27   #25
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Yes the beeb would say it started with Swap Shop........Actually it started with TISWAS which was miles better.........
People only got to see Tiswas if they lived in the Midlands because (according to www.tiswasonline.com) it wasn't broadcast nationally until 1976. So yes, Tiswas did it first at a regional level, but Swap Shop did it first on a national scale.

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Old 29-12-2006, 00:33   #26
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People only got to see Tiswas if they lived in the Midlands because (according to www.tiswasonline.com) it wasn't broadcast nationally until 1976. So yes, Tiswas did it first at a regional level, but Swap Shop did it first on a national scale.
Looking at that site, we didn't get Tiswas in London until 1979-80! Which probably explains why I never got into it, having already had three years of Swap Shop to get familiar with.
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Old 29-12-2006, 08:28   #27
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Now this was Christmas telly. Loved it as I remember the tail end of Swap Shop. I thought Emma Forbes looked gorgeous and the clips of Going Live and Live and Kicking bought back many memories of lounging on the sofa on a Saturday morning watching telly.
There is nothing nowaday for kids that can match how good this stuff was.

Oh and Trev and Simon still crack me up
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Old 29-12-2006, 10:07   #28
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Anyone know why the repeat on Sunday is 20 mins shorter (1 hr 50 mins against 2hrs 10)? What has been cut?
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Anyone know why the repeat on Sunday is 20 mins shorter (1 hr 50 mins against 2hrs 10)? What has been cut?
Possibly the earlier time slot? There was quite a bit of swearing, and sexual innuendo.
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Old 29-12-2006, 13:20   #30
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I enjoyed watching this though felt it went on for 30mins too long. Maggie is still material and Sarah Greene hasn't changed much. Did enjoy seeing Trevor and Simon again and enjoyed their dry cleaners sketch.

Swop Shop was not a patch on Tiswas though, does anyone know if there's any plans for a one-off special in the same vein as this?
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Swop Shop was not a patch on Tiswas though, does anyone know if there's any plans for a one-off special in the same vein as this?
There is something planned for 2007, have a look on that site hedgie posted, there's a big thread discussing it.
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Thanks for the info Drysolder.
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Old 29-12-2006, 16:29   #33
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I remember swap shop from the start. even before Maggie and keith started dating! Missed this prog tho, might watch the repeat.
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Watching this now, my God Sarah Greene is still gorgeous
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Anyone know why the repeat on Sunday is 20 mins shorter (1 hr 50 mins against 2hrs 10)? What has been cut?
Could be wrong here but ... I thought it was odd that my Sky+ planner had a repeat so soon after.

I am also sure I remember the Sunday version being in two parts - with something like the news in the middle. Could be mistaken though.
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Old 29-12-2006, 22:18   #36
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Why aren't Trev and Simon on TV anymore - they are still so funny
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Tiswas started in 1974.

Other regions picked it up around 1976 and sometimes they joined ATV when it returned and sometimes they showed other dross like The Saturday Banana for a while then swapped to Tiswas.

The glory years were over by the time it reached LWT.

At least 2 regions never ever saw Tiswas with Tarrant as he had gone off to do OTT by the time they got it.

But before Tiswas LWT had already been doing Saturday Scene with Sally James,so that was the first one really
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Did anyone hear someone shouting out from the audience during this programme? I have heard it twice so far - once when Johnny Ball was on and again during the rubber bit. Nobody mentioned it.
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I remember swap shop from the start. even before Maggie and keith started dating! Missed this prog tho, might watch the repeat.
For some strange reason, I remember the promo piece that Noel did to tell us all that his new show Swap Shop was coming.
He was in a car of some sort - open wheel racer I think - and he drives up a curving road to stop in front of the camera. He reaches up and removes his crash helmet and then starts his speil.

Another memory of the show was of a lad who called in right at the end.
Noel tries to talk to him on the phone but obviously can't hear him.
The lad started with a quiet and calm "hello" but as it dawned on him that Noel couldn't hear and his moment of fame was fast dissapearing, his desperation mounted fast.
"hello!"
"Hello!!"
"HELLO!!!!!"
The last was an anguished wail as Noel decides to cut his losses and returns the trim phone to its cradle.

Shame there was no mention of Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs either.
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Wish I'd watched all of this - I only caught the Trevor and Simon bit.

I, as a sad admission of guilt, appeared on it with Keith Chegwin during a swaporama segment - back when I had a full set of hair and the weight of the world had not crushed my spirit
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