Friday, November 24, 2006

Tiswas Returns!

Just days after it was announced that Top of the Pops is coming back to our screens for a one off Christmas special, news has reached the net that "Tiswas" is making a comeback.

Thanks to Chris Tarrant (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire), who hosted the show from 1974 until he left in 1982 - ITV will show a 90 minute special of the erratic 1970s children's show with Chris back at the helm. He will be joined by former colleagues including Sally James, Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees - and Spit the Dog.

There will be a series of new sketches in keeping with the Tiswas style as well as old footage, according to The Sun. Newsreader Trevor MacDonald is also apparently prepared to take part in a repeat of the time he was "gunged", while Status Quo, Madness and Sir Paul McCartney are rumoured to be taking guest slots.

Tarrant, who is helping to produce, has been watching his old tapes of the show. "I can't believe how young and beautiful we all looked," he commented. "It's amazing Tiswas was a kids' show - it certainly became a cult adults' show."


  1. I don't this show but I suppose it must be cool (at least the logo looks good). i remember Chris Tarrant 'cos once I downloaded a "Who want to be a millionaire" clip featuring Emma Bunton and Will Young.

  2. It was a crazy Saturday morning children's programme that went out live and had lots of custard pies, water throwing and just mad antics each week. Kept me entertained each week!

  3. Aww okok, huauh perhaps it'll entertain you once more. We also used to have that kinda programmes over here a while ago.


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