|Genre||Phone-in dating show|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||2 - 3 hours|
|Production company(s)||What Larks!
Hamma & Glamma Productions
|Original channel||ITV Play,
|Original release||6 October 2006 – 17 December 2006|
Playdate is a British television dating programme that was made by Hamma & Glamma Productions for ITV. It was screened Monday to Fridays on ITV Play between 8.00pm and 10.00pm, and daily on ITV2 between 1.00am and 4.00am. Billed as "the UK’s first interactive TV dating show", the show's format is based around speed dating.
The show had one format: 7 days a week, the show was interactive: various singletons of both sexes were invited into the studio, and members of the public were invited to phone in and talk with the studio guests, known as "datees". Viewers were also invited to send text messages and picture messages to the "datees".