In this two-part series The Saturday Night Story, narrated by TV presenter Stephen Mulhern we take a look back at some of the most jaw dropping, best-loved television moments, as the series charts the key moments in Saturday night TV and tells the story behind some of our best-loved shows and biggest names in entertainment past and present.
Saturday night is the biggest television night of the week. It’s the place where stars are made and dreams can come true. It’s the home of shows, which inspire headlines, drama and dreams.
From variety to comedy, from dating shows to talent shows we celebrate the most watched Saturday night TV that had the nation captivated and turned people into household names.
The documentaries feature interviews with stars of Saturday night TV past and present including Ant and Dec, Jonathan Ross, Vernon Kay, Bruce Forsyth, Ricky Wilson, Dermot O’Leary, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Petula Clark, Cannon and Ball and Marty Wilde.
In the first show The Gladiators including bad-boy Wolf and glamour-puss Jet are reunited by Ulrika Jonsson in Birmingham at the venue where in the 90’s they gripped millions around the UK.
Also Henry Kelly and Matthew Kelly are reunited at the studio where they shot to fame in fun entertainment show Game For A Laugh.
It’s all part of the incredible story of Saturday night TV…where you just don’t know what’s going to happen next.
The Saturday Night Story airs on ITV, 8pm – Saturday 15th August and Saturday 22nd.