Channel 4 heads back to the 80s for a night of retro most definite bodacious fun tonight from 8pm.
Get your leg warmers out of the dressing up box and slot Pac Man back into your sega mega-drive as on The evening will host a night of classic shows, all given a nostalgic twist and in between programmes, viewers will be treated to a host of comedy sketches featuring some interesting celebrities. – Channel 4
The evening will host a night of classic shows, all given a back-to-the-future twist and in between programmes, viewers will be treated to a host of comedy sketches featuring some awesome radical gnarly celebrities including:
Going back to the 1980s Countdown studio at Yorkshire Television a young Jimmy Carr gets a sneak peak at a rather unexpected green room starring – Dusty Bin from YTV’s other game show hit 3-2-1, magician Paul Daniels and his assistant wife Debbie McGee. Others featuring in this ‘flashback’ include Eddie the Eagle Edwards and Pete Waterman.
In another sketch Adam Hills is seen as a teenager in 80’s Australia with a passion for 15 to 1 with special guest Madge Bishop from hit 80s soap Neighbours as his Mum.
And Alan Carr heads back to the 1980s Channel 4 offices as his younger self attempting to pitch the idea of Chatty Man – and a few other current popular formats – to the Channel 4 Controller.
Programmes include Rewind: The Tube a new retrospective of the Tyne Tees Television music show which became the cool show to watch on Channel 4 as well as a revival of long running quiz show 15 to 1 with Adam Hills stepping into William G Stewart’s shoes.
Current shows will also take a step back in time as Jimmy Carr fronts a Big Fat Quiz of the 80’s and a special 8 out of 10 Cats do Countdown while Alan Carr welcomes a host of 1980s personalities onto his Chatty Man talk show.
Kicking things off is the return of 15 to 1, back on screens after ten years. With Adam Hills at the helm, we’ll see fifteen celebrities go head to head as they battle it out to win the notoriously tough quiz show. There’ll then be an 80s makeover of Cats Does Countdown and Alan Carr will welcome some 80’s sparkle into the studio in a special Chatty Man. The programming will end with a documentary throwback to 80s music show Rewind: The Tube, which will look at the programme’s rise and fall, the social context that it existed in and also feature a host of stars looking back at their contributions. – Channel 4
Channel 4 80s Night from 8pm this evening