The Big Breakfast

Channel 4 (ended 2002)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 12 : Ep 3

    19th March 1999 episode

    Aired 1/1/08

  • S 11 : Ep 3

    23 Jan

    Aired 1/23/02

  • S 11 : Ep 2

    July 4, 2001

    Aired 7/4/01

  • S 11 : Ep 1

    8/6/2001

    Aired

  • S 10 : Ep 1

    January 12th, 2001

    Aired 1/12/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shane Richie

    Himself

  • Denise van Outen

    Presenter (left 1999, rejoined 2000, left 2001)

  • Keith Chegwin

    Reporter

  • Dermot O'Leary

    Presenter - Bigger Breakfast

  • ZoĆ« Ball

    Host

  • show Description
  • The Big Breakfast was a live magazine show, which aired on Channel 4. Since it's first show, it provided many of today's TV's stars with their big break; Chris Evans, Gaby Roslyn, and Johnny Vaughan all found greater fame since hosting the show. The show's greatest novelty was it's setting; a former terrace of 3 cottages in East London, once lived in by the lock keepers of the Old Ford Lock on the Lees Navigation Canal. The show was presented from the living room, with interviews by the fireplace, round the kitchen table, and on the bed in the boudoire. They even presented from a shed at the bottom of the garden. The show was set apart from others by it's wacky and colourful presentation, and was nominated for, and even won, along with it's presenters, several awards. The show was then axed by Channel 4 at the height of its popularity with the fans.moreless

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  • Quotes (2)

    • Denise You stole our hearts and stole the scene. And you even stole some tissues from the Queen We'd like you Den to know, We've loved you on the show. And the way you always tried to keep it clean Singing wakey wakey wakey rise & shine. The Big Breakfast is the only way to dine It's your number one big brekkie. So get it down your nekkie. And stick with us from seven until nine. Oh Johnny your so funny that it hurts. It's more painful than the patterns on your shirts. I'll miss your muttons and papers and your crazy bulldog capers. But most of all I'll miss our on screen flirts. Singing wakey wakey wakey rise & shine. The Big Breakfast is the only way to dine It's your number one big brekkie. So get it down your nekkie. And stick with us from seven until nine. It's the final minute of our final show. And now it's here we just don't want to go. It's all gone by so fast and so to help it last. We're going to sing this last line very slow. Singing wakey wakey wakey rise & shine. The Big Breakfast is the only way to dine It's your number one big brekkie. So get it down your nekkie. We'll miss you all from seven until nine.

    • Johnny: I'd like to thank all the crew at the house. That's cameras, bashers, floor, wardrobe, make-up, vision, art, greeters, drivers, catering - just, house production, our cleaner Laura. They say you can't get blind drunk at work and do a good job but look how tidy this place is. Security, The late great Keith Wood - miss you every day. Paul X to give him his security tag. Linton, Carpet - I'd love to name you all but if we go down that road I'll be here all day. Oh yes - Sound. This is from me and Denise from production we'd like to thank as well - AP's, researchers, producers, writers, runners, particularly Giles Boden who goes through papers every morning. Benny, Mike, Jeremy, Dean, all the production team past & present. Denise: I'd like to thank Webbo for touching me up in the morning. Rachel in make-up, no more blusher thankyou very much. Tony, my driver - get some rest. The wardrobe, see you in Brighton. Su Judd & Chivoune for the frocks. Jamie for sorting out my barnet every Friday, and of course Cockney Vic, my true mate. Johnny: I'd like to thank our bosses Mary, Waheed Ali and our glorious leader Eddie Forsdick. Our co-hosts - Donna, Richie, Simon, Jasmine. All the lovely ladies who sat here particularly Kelly & Liza, not forgetting Phil Gayle whom I always miss. My wife for putting up with the odd hours a baby that always wakes up crying uh and wet every night not to mention our daughter Tabitha. Anyone I've left out, all our guests, experts, celebs, members of the public, my TV wife Denise who I love working with - I love you more than cooked food my honey. And of course our viewers for watching - you are all simply the best!

    Trivia (1)

    • During the last ever "Gaggin' for it" Denise Van Outen got a bit too excited, and knocked the gong over, knocking her over into the set.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • brillaint show and was onto a winner cant see why c4 axed it. BRING BACK THE BIG BREAKFAST

    By jimgti14, Jan 04, 2008

  • Funny, great and origonal.

    By HNTV, Sep 16, 2005

  • The show was a national institution for the ten years it was on air. We love you Big Breakfast!

    By bbandy2000, Jun 16, 2005

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