A Celebration of BBC Saturday Morning Television from 1976 to 2009
This is Saturday Mornings
Saturday Mornings is a celebration of the BBC's Saturday morning television programmes that were broadcast between 1976 and 2009, and we've been here on the web in one form or other for the last 20+ years!
Whether you're old enough to remember watching Noel presenting Swap Shop or your childhood was dominated by Dick and Dom's creamy muck muck there's plenty here for everyone to discover.
Never Say Never Again...
January 2022 (Updated)
Yes, we know when we launched this version of Saturday Mornings back in 2016 we said it would probably be the final time we did an update to the site format, however...
It's fair to say we've had a bit of spare time on our hands for the last year or so,
so coming sometime in 2022 will be a new version of the site. We've been working on a revised navigation system (although the 'blocks' will remain in one form or another) and completely rewritten the media player system so media now plays in page on our custom player.
Additionally, this version will feature reactive formatting which means for the first time the site will be readable on pretty much any device.
Watch this space for updates and maybe a sneak preview of the work in progress...
More than Just a Load of Video Clips...
At Saturday Mornings we bring you a whole lot more than just a load of video clips. For the past 20 years we've been delving into the shows' history and tracking down the items connected with them. Here's some of the things you can find... other than the video clips.
Saturday Mornings Plus is where we take a look at some parts of the shows in greater detail, but occasionally we do allow ourselves to wander slightly off subject.
The Saturday Mornings Archive has been built up over a period of many years as we trawl the internet and other places for items related to Saturday Morning television.
Publicity Cards were issued by all programmes, so we've collected as many as we can. From Swap Shop to TMi we've got them all... almost.
It Started With... Swap Shop was broadcast in December 2006 to celebrate the then 30th anniversary of BBC Saturday Morning television. We teamed up with Unique Television to provide a sub site to first promote and then to document this very special programme.
The Saturday Mornings Time Line
Take a look at our unique, interactive time line of BBC Saturday morning television.
Saturday Mornings Plus is the place where we can put all those things that don't quite fit into the main sections, and allows us to sometimes wander a little off subject. From spin offs to PMs (and little green men...) they're here.
Publicity cards - you know those signed pictures that you got when you wrote in. We've collected loads and here's where they can all be found.
Saturday Mornings Archive
The Saturday Mornings Archive is probably one of the most important parts of what we've done with the site. It's a collection of all of the odds and end that go with the shows that might otherwise get thrown away. From pens to sticker, mugs to t-shirts and knitting patterns to flags it's quite a mix.
It Started With... Swap Shop
It Started With... Swap Shop was broadcast in December 2006 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of BBC Saturday Morning Television, and Saturday Mornings was very lucky to be asked to involved with the programme.
Visit the Saturday Mornings It Started With... sub-site which documents this very special programme.
The two previous versions of Saturday Mornings served us well over the years so we've kept them online for posterity.
How to get in touch with us, along with a few things you need to know before you send that email...
Saturday Mornings wouldn't be quite the place it is without the help of other we've received over the years - here's where we say 'thanks!'
This is Now, That Was Then...
There have been several versions of Saturday Mornings since we launched back in 2000, and from 2012 onwards we kept the old versions that have been retired available online for posterity.
FOUND! We found the final copies of the 2000-2003 and 2004-2007 era sites on an old computer and have brought them online again.
You can visit the Website Timewarp page which allows you to visit the last three versions of Saturday Mornings, along with a little background information.