Live & Kicking [1993 to 2001]
Media Gallery

Live & Kicking Original Theme - Full Version
[1993]

This version of the theme, which was written by Dave Arnold, was rarely heard without a voice over - being used for the end credits.

This particular sample came from one of the pre-recorded programmes broadcast over the Christmas period.
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Live & Kicking Christmas Theme
[1993]

This version of the opening titles theme was used for the Christmas programmes and is very festive indeed!

Thanks to Jon Bufton for supplying this file.
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0181 811 8181 Jingle
[1995]

This is the 0181 811 8181 jingle that was introduced after BT's 'PhONEday' initiative to add an extra 1 to all UK numbers.
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First Show Titles & Opening
[1993]

These are the titles and opening moments from the very first programme shown on October 2, 1993.

They also include the Children's BBC logo and the introduction from Ratz (the VR cat) over the BBC1 globe.
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Take That and Lulu - Relight My Fire
[1993]

So how do you start your new shiny show? How about one of the top bands of the day (along with a guest) singing their latest song. Wonder what ever happened to them...
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Daft as a Brush
[1993]

Here's Trev and Simon playing the first edition of their phone-in game Daft as a Brush.
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Meet Someone
[1993]

Michelle Gayle gets her first taste of Trev and Simon's wacky world in the Meet Someone slot, and gets a meeting with The Happy Shopper!
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Trev and Simon's Video Garden
[1993]

The video vote had been a part of Saturday Mornings since the days of SuperStore, but Trev and Simon brought their own very unique version to L&K!

Later incarnations were the Gold Mine, Galleon and Grand Prix - but these are the titles from the first - the Garden.

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Trev and Simon
[1993]

Here's a clip of Trev and Simon doing what they did best - generally messing about! This time its with some hair-brained Medusa sketch.

Don't look Simon! Oh dear...
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Karaoke Chaos!
[1993]

Here's Emma, John, Trev & Simon - well Emma mostly - strangling that Grease classic You're the One that I Want.

You have been warned...
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Trev & Simon's Star Driving Test
[1993]

We don't think Michelle Gayle (then of EastEnders) quite knew what she was letting herself in for in the very first Star Driving Test from Live & Kicking - a slot that would become a Trev & Simon classic!
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Andi's Last Show
[1996 - Broadcast 2004]

It's the end of series 3 and its also Andi's last show (Emma's too but we didn't know that at the time), and the poor mite has come over all emotional.

It's worth noting that the caption used on this clip from whichever non-BBC programme it came from is hideously incorrect as it says 'L&K Friday, BBC1 1988'!
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Live & Kicking Titles Version 3
[1997]

Here's the third version of the titles from L&K that appeared from the second show of series 5 through to the end of series 6.

There's a story behind the logo on the side of Television Centre - see the L&K Titles Guide for the full details.
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L&K Replay Titles
[1999]

Probably the least known set of titles belonged to L&K Replay which was an edited highlights version of the morning's programme that was broadcast on BBC CHOICE as part of their Saturday afternoon CBBC strand.

L&K Replay ran from 6th March 1999 to 1st April 2000 and kept the same version of the titles (based on version 3 above) even when the main show's titles were updated for series 7 with a different opening sequence.
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Jamie Dials Out
[1998ish - Broadcast 2004]

The live dial out to whoever was going to play the game always had a less than 100% chance of going right. Here Jamie shows just how easy it can be to get wrong.
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Live & Kicking 2000 Titles
[2000]

On the morning of Saturday 1 January 2000, Live & Kicking had the honour of being the first programme outside of the BBC's 2000 Today to be broadcast on BBC ONE, and it celebrated the dawn of the new millenium by sporting this special set of titles.

We've included the CBBC bumper on this one as it crashes into the first few seconds of the theme.
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Live & Kicking Titles
[2000]

These are the widescreen titles from the show's final series (2000-2001).

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Final L&K - Opening Titles
[2001]

These are the last opening titles used, and are a mix of the 3rd (1997-8) and 5th (2000-2001) generation of the show's title sequences.

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Final L&K - Ending Montage
[2001]

The show closed with Steps performing The Way You Make Me Feel which was interspersed with clips from the 8 years of the show.

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