In 1976 - and again in 1977 - LWT, Anglia
and Southern were still unconvinced about Tiswas, and decided instead to show
this rather generic morning show.
Its biggest gimmick was
that it was presented by kids, an experiment which TV
companies have been less than keen to repeat.
One of these juvenile leads
was future Grange Hill / EastEnders misery Susan Tully.
Another was Melissa "Zammo's girlfriend"
The show is best remembered
for the perennial 'All Right on the Night' favourite
where Wilkes introduces an item on the "Grand
Prix" - phonetically. On being corrected ("Grond
Pree..."), she argues quite logically: "It
says 'grand pricks' here!"
Oddly enough, this incident
never actually went out on air! Our Show was
recorded the day before transmission and that particular
cockup was edited out of the transmitted programme. It
was saved by the VT department for purposes of in-house
amusement, and eventually found its way to Denis Norden
whence it has entertained millions ever since. (Thanks to
Gareth Randall for this insider knowledge.)
Actors Nicholas Lyndhurst
and David Jason first met on Our Show when the
former was promoting his sitcom Lucky Feller
According to Look-In,
a third series was scheduled to start in January 1979 for
Border, Southern and LWT. Come January they actually
premiered the nonfamous Saturday Morning Show. Either a rapid change of plan
behind the scenes, or evidence that Look-In cannot be trusted (which
would be a bit of problem for me).