Totally Saturday

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Totally Saturday
Totally Saturday.jpg
Totally Saturday title card
Genre Entertainment
Presented by Graham Norton
Starring Stuart Hall
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Executive producer(s) Sam Donnelly
Producer(s) Clodagh O'Donoghue
Location(s) BBC TVC
Running time 59 mins
Production company(s) BBC Vision
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
BBC HD
Picture format 1080i50 HD
Original run 6 June 2009 – 18 July 2009
External links
Website

Totally Saturday was an entertainment and audience participation programme aired by the BBC in the United Kingdom. It premiered on BBC One on 6 June 2009 and ran for seven weeks.

Production[edit]

The seven-part series, produced by BBC Vision, Unlike Noel's House Party the show been broadcast for 7 weeks and was commissioned by BBC One Controller Jay Hunt and Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Mark Linsey.[1] A pilot for the show was created months beforehand.[2]

Content[edit]

The show turned the tables on members of the audience, by assuming control of their possessions, and putting them centre stage along with celebrities. During the live show, viewers could join in from their homes. One game was called the "Hamster Run", which viewers played with Norton via telephone. Participants had the chance to win a holiday.[3]

Cancellation[edit]

On 6 July 2009, it was announced that the BBC have decided to axe the show after just one series, due to poor ratings.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Episode Number Airdate Celebrities/Performers
1 6 June 2009 Lionel Richie, Boyzone and Perry Fenwick
2 13 June 2009 Pixie Lott and Roger Moore
3 20 June 2009 The Pet Shop Boys and The Jonas Brothers
4 27 June 2009 Freemasons featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kelly Clarkson
5 4 July 2009 The Saturdays and Ricky Hatton
6 11 July 2009 The Script
7 18 July 2009 The Noisettes, Jason Donovan and John Altman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Totally Saturday: brand new Saturday night entertainment with Graham Norton". BBC Press Office. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Graham Norton (Totally Saturday) Interview". Last Broadcast. 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Graham Norton to host Totally Saturday". Digitalspy. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Norton's show axed". Sky. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 

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