BBC Two is to air a daily series looking at the world of television in Too Much TV.
Described by the beeb as a ‘fun tea-time show’ the programme will air Monday to Friday live on BBC Two.
“This is an exciting opportunity to bring a live magazine show all about TV to early evenings on BBC Two. Viewers will find out what to watch that night, whilst enjoying themselves immensely in the capable hands of our presenters, roving reporters and the production team behind Strictly: It Takes Two.” – Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Daytime & Early-Peak
With more TV available to us than anyone can keep up with, this new series aims to inform viewers about what’s on, be a place to glean insight and hear opinions, catch the watercooler moments telly addicts may have missed, and indulge in a good old gossip about the biggest shows on telly that week. It will also delve into the archive so viewers have the chance to enjoy again some of TV’s greatest moments.
The format appears to be not that dissimilar to former weekly ITV programmes The Television Show and TV Weekly, from Topical TV/TVS Productions/Meridian Broadcasting. The Television Show aired in prime time while TV Weekly aired mid-week in an afternoon slot. Both shows were live and brought features and news on television programmes across all television channels.
While Anne Diamond, Barry Took and Eamonn Holmes were the faces of the ITV telly on telly shows, the BBC is bringing a host of personalities to give their new show a touch of, well, personality. Signed up to host the show are singer Emma Bunton, radio DJ Sara Cox, comedian Rufus Hound and presenter/singer Aled Jones.
Each weekday, two of the regular presenters will pair up to present the latest TV news, welcome celebrity guests into the studio, showcase first-to-air clips and go behind the scenes to lift the lid on a little TV magic. Reporters include comedians Funmbi Omotayo and Susan Calman who will be out and about in their tireless quest to bring beeb viewers the insider scoop on all things telly.
“I’m always being told I watch too much TV so this is the perfect series for me to present with my three old mates Emma, Sara and Rufus! I’m sure even I’ll discover some hidden gems I’ve never watched!” – Aled Jones
A revamped and re-branded version of TV Weekly on ITV with Carol Vorderman failed to live up to its originator.