|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2009)|
Flipside TV was a television programme broadcast by Channel 4, Nation 277 and Paramount in the United Kingdom.[when?] It was presented mainly by Richard Bacon (also the shows founder, and executive producer) and guest hosts, including Justin Lee Collins and Iain Lee. The format was created by David Owen and Jay Pond-Jones based on an original idea by Chas Bayfield, which had been posted on the free ideas website Idea A Day.
The show was broadcast live and included a presenter and three guests, each with their own television and digital satellite receiver. The guests would "flip" through the many hundreds of satellite channels looking for something interesting. If something interesting was found, whatever it was then broadcast live on the show with the guests providing their own mainly comic commentary. Before its disappearance, Flipside TV had a daily slot for two weeks on Channel 4, where it was normally broadcast between midnight and 2am, and a ten-week slot on Paramount.