Saturday SuperStore [1982 to 1987]
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Saturday Morning, get down to the SuperStore....

Well here's the Store's General Manager, Mike Read and the king of Newsround John Craven at the start of another show.

A wise move - they're still keeping Cheggers out of the studio.

He's out with the delivery van (the then old Radio 1 Roadshow caravan) where he could interview and introduce live music acts.

Here's Mike on the phone (he's actually talking to Elton John in Dallas)

Remember the fun with trying to rearrange the letters in General Manager to make witty and clever anagrams, such as A Larger Man Gene or Engage Learn Arm?

Here's the very first ever television performance by Wet, Wet, Wet on the delivery van stage!

Here's Sarah Greene (or the Saturday Girl as she was known) trying to introduce some 80s fashion to the General Manager by clipping some huge ugly earrings onto him.

In this picture you can see the SuperStore Clock which we are lucky enough to have in our possession and we like to leave it showing 9:07 as in the picture. Check out the Saturday Mornings Archive for more information on it.

This is a still from the video of the infamously awful Two Left Feet.

It probably seemed like such a good idea - as Mike always had 'being a pop-star' dreams - to rope in the rest of the team and make a record.


Here's Margaret Thatcher with Keith and Crow (thankfully gagged!) in the Staff Room.

The show had a guest-list to die for over the years - they even managed to rope the then PM into appearing on the Pop Panel!

For more on Mrs Thatcher's appearance on SuperStore see the Saturday Mornings Plus section.

Prince Edward dropped in to announce the winner of the Saturday SuperStore Search for A SuperStar and then much to everyone's surprise decided to stay for the rest of the morning.

Here he is answering questions from the viewers.

After just five years, the SuperStore closed its doors for the last time.

Here's Mike and Sarah closing things down.

Incidentally, the lady who is wedged in between Mike and Midge Ure is Carolyn Marshall.

She has the dubious honour of being the co-presenter of that summer's replacement programme It's Wicked! which turned out to be probably the worse piece of children's television you have ever seen! See the Summers section to discover the full horror of the programme..!