Swap Shop

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BBC (ended 1982)

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Swap Shop

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BBC1's first saturday morning TV show, for children.
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  • The Multi-coloured Swap Shop was the first Saturday morning children’s TV show. Many show have copied the same style but (in my opinion) never bettered it.

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    The Multi-coloured Swap Shop was the first Saturday morning children’s TV show. Many show have copied the same style but (in my opinion) never bettered it. Many famous people were eager to appear including Margaret Thatcher and Billy Connolly (who fondly referred to the show as “The Swappy"). In later years the show tried to appeal to an slightly older audience with the inclusion of a John Craven Style News bulletin. I seem to remember that it was during this show that the release of the American hostages in Iran first broke on the BBC.



    Swap Shop was replaced by "The Saturday Superstore" - which I hated!moreless
  • Long live Noel Edmonds!

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    This was a time of innocence, a time of getting exited when a friend owned a Soda-Stream! You mentioned about a more 'cynical' time now and isn't it good that it wasn't such a cynical time, many kids loved the 'MCSS', myself and my younger brother included. Yes you could watch the mindless Tiswas but for the more erudite and intelligent child, the MCSS offered a lot more! And could anything be funnier than Keith Chegwin, answer me that?! Not forgetting of course, the gorgeous Maggie Philbin and the extremely interesting John Craven. But honestly, I loved MCSS and would love to see it again! Takes me back to Saturday mornings, watching MCSS till 12 and then turning over to watch the footy on ITV presented by Dickie Davies, followed by the wrestling, Big Daddy against Giant Haystacks. It might be fashionable to say you preferred Tiswas but MCSS offered a lot more!moreless

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