Live Saturday children’s TV returns to the BBC

Published on: 15th May 2017

CBBC is returning to the 1980s, with a new series of live Saturday morning shows.

CBBC-480Live & Dangerous (working title) will be broadcast live from MediaCityUK, complete with studio audiences, celebrities, and of course, gunge.

Cheryl Taylor, CBBC controller, commented: “The presentation team are the beating heart of CBBC and their expanded role on Saturday mornings to deliver a live extravaganza will cause great excitement for our audience. We have been using new technology to connect with the 6-12s for some time now and I’m proud to be in a position to offer unique live participation opportunities which will make CBBC an even more special destination on Saturdays.”

Airing from September 2017, the BBC said that Live & Dangerous would continue the tradition of Going Live!, Saturday Superstore, and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

The 12 x 120 minute shows will be produced by BBC Children’s Presentation, with Jamie Wilson as series producer, and Ian France as executive producer.

The presenting line-up is yet to be confirmed.


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