Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday, January 18, 2003 by · Comments Off 

“Messing about” has never been such a serious business. It could be said that the second series of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is the most important programme on ITV1 at the moment. Yeah, there may be more prestigious or more expensive shows, but if this series fails, it could have huge repercussions. Read more

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday, June 8, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Despite everyone having differing views on TV, there’s one thing that the world seems to agree on – Ant and Dec are the future of television light entertainment. However, nobody seems to have noticed that they’ve not actually been that great at it. Read more

Slap Bang with Ant and Dec

Saturday, June 16, 2001 by · Comments Off 

There’s no flop like a Saturday night flop. The archives are littered with the corpses of people who’ve attempted to succeed on a Saturday night and failed miserably (Lulu, Gaby Roslin, Shane Richie and so on). It’s odd as Saturdays haven’t been the big telly night of the week for ages – that honour passed on to Sundays years ago. Read more

Friends Like These

Saturday, February 19, 2000 by · Comments Off 

Early Saturday evening television is not really territory with which I have been overly familiar of recent years, not since the demise of the classic paring of Gladiators followed by Blind Date. Read more