Gunge, gophers and Kylie in a box: what happened to Saturday morning kids' TV?

Tiswas, Going Live! and Live & Kicking were bastions of British entertainment in the 70s, 80s and 90s, but these anarchic live shows have since been replaced by dull TV chefs. It’s time to take back Saturday mornings from the bland brigade

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Phillip Schofield’s giant swinging conkers. Chris Tarrant’s big wet buckets. Emma Forbes’s sticky-fingered baking. “We don’t do duvets.” Andi Peters’s nu-rave jumpers. Gunge, phone-ins, custard pies and the Phantom Flan Flinger. A small furry sidekick called Gordon with a hand up his arse. Sometimes, describing Saturday morning children’s television feels more like pushing open the door to a particularly niche sex club than a world of family-friendly entertainment.

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