You Saw Them Here First, the show that breaks into the archives to reveal the television debuts of some of Britain’s best-loved actors and actresses, presenters and pop stars, is back for a brand new series.
There are saucy soap stars and superhero students as we discover a red carpet collection of celebrities and their screen debuts.
Plus, some lucky stars will once again visit the video vault to come face to face with their past as they’re presented with long-forgotten footage from yester-year.
Narrated by Robert Webb, You Saw Them Here First unearths a prime collection of TV firsts including Miley Cyrus, Graham Norton, Hugh Jackman, Miranda Hart, Lewis Hamilton and many, many more…
Episode one reveals Coronation Street’s Sue Nicholls once kissed Jesus, Hollyoaks’ Nick Pickard is confronted with the day he turned into a lizard, Brian Blessed regales us with the moment Judi Dench spat at him on ‘Z Cars’ and move over Anna Friel as we reveal it was Alison Steadman who had the very first lesbian kiss on TV way back in 1974.
In the video vault, Brian Blessed takes a look at a few of his earliest television acting jobs, including playing a policeman trying to arrest a rebel played by Judi Dench. Brian says: “And she spat all over my face. One of her earliest parts on television, she was so brilliant, incredibly real. Wonderful stuff.”
Brian then watches a 1963 clip where his voice was dubbed over, saying: “I look a right twit. That’s not my voice; it’s somebody else’s voice. I was ridiculed for weeks by the Z Cars cast.”
Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph is next in the video vault and says: “I’m getting quite emotional now. Forget This is Your Life, this is far better.”
Out of the video vault, Lesley heads to the set of Loose Women to surprise co-star Linda Robson with the clips of just where we saw her first.
Episode one also sees Gavin & Stacey’s Alison Steadman, Coronation Street’s Sue Nicholls and Hollyoaks’ Nick Pickard each come face to face with their past in the video vault.
You Saw Them Here First airs on ITV, Wednesday 19th and 26th March at 8pm.