Saturday Morning Time Line

This Time Line shows the development of BBC Saturday Morning television since 1976.

1976

Launch of Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
1977

Series 2 of Swap Shop begins
1978

Series 3 of Swap Shop begins
1979

Series 4 of Swap Shop begins
1980

Series 5 of Swap Shop begins
1981

Get Set For Summer broadcast over the summer months
Series 6 of Swap Shop begins
1982

Final Swap Shop is broadcast
Get Set For Summer broadcast over the summer months
Launch of Saturday SuperStore
1983

Get Set and The Saturday Picture Show broadcast over the summer months
Series 2 of Saturday SuperStore begins
1984

The Saturday Picture Show broadcast over the summer months
Series 3 of Saturday SuperStore begins
1985

The Saturday Picture Show broadcast over the summer months
Series 4 of Saturday SuperStore begins
1986

The Saturday Picture Show broadcast over the summer months
Series 5 of Saturday SuperStore begins
1987

Final Saturday SuperStore is broadcast
It's Wicked broadcast over the summer months
Launch of Going Live!
1988

On the Waterfront and UP2U broadcast over the summer months
Series 2 of Going Live! begins
1989

On the Waterfront and UP2U broadcast over the summer months
Series 3 of Going Live! begins
1990

The 8.15 From Manchester broadcast over the summer months
Series 4 of Going Live! begins
1991

The 8.15 From Manchester broadcast over the summer months
Series 5 of Going Live! begins
1992

Parallel 9 broadcast over the summer months
Series 6 of Going Live! begins
1993

Final Going Live! is broadcast
Parallel 9 broadcast over the summer months
Launch of Live & Kicking
1994

Parallel 9 broadcast over the summer months
Series 2 of Live & Kicking begins
1995

Fully Booked broadcast over the summer months
Series 3 of Live & Kicking begins
1996

*CBBC is broadcast over the summer months (Fully Booked broadcast on BBC 2, Sunday mornings)
Series 4 of Live & Kicking begins
Multi-Coloured Saturdays broadcast to celebrate 20th anniversary of BBC Saturday morning television.
1997

*Saturday Aardvark is broadcast over the summer months (Fully Booked broadcast on BBC 2, Sunday mornings)
Series 5 of Live & Kicking begins
1998

*Saturday Aardvark is broadcast over the summer months (Fully Booked broadcast on BBC TWO, Sunday mornings)
Series 6 of Live & Kicking begins
1999

*Planet Saturday is broadcast over the summer months (Fully Booked broadcast on BBC TWO, Sunday mornings)
Series 7 of Live & Kicking begins
2000

FBi broadcast over the summer months
Series 8 of Live & Kicking begins
2001

Final Live & Kicking is broadcast
Launch of The Saturday Show in September, running all year
2002

Launch of The Saturday Show Extra - a simultaneous broadcast on the CBBC Channel
Relaunch of The Saturday Show in September
Relaunch of The Saturday Show Extra - now a one hour show broadcast after the main show has ended
2003

Series 1 of The Saturday Show ends
Launch of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow - also broadcast on the CBBC Channel
2004

Series 2 of The Saturday Show begins in April
Series 2 of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow begins in September
2005

Series 3 of The Saturday Show begins in March
Series 3 of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow begins in September
2006 - 30th Anniversary Year of BBC Saturday Morning Television

Saturday Morning television moves to BBC TWO
Final Dick and Dom in da Bungalow is broadcast
Mighty Truck of Stuff and The Pod broadcast over the summer months
Launch of TMi
It Started With Swap Shop broadcast to celebrate 30th anniversary of BBC Saturday morning television.
2007

**CBBC is broadcast from February
Series 2 of TMi begins in September, ends in December
2008

Launch of Basil's Swap Shop

* What would have been the main Summer Replacement programme in 1996 to 1999 was switched to Sunday mornings, and replaced by a normal CBBC mix of presentation and programmes over this period.

** A replacement programme was not broadcast, instead a normal CBBC mix of programmes was shown.


  Celebrating BBC Saturday Morning television since 1976