BBC One commissions special edition of Jim'll Fix It with Shane Richie for Christmas

I’m honoured to be part of this Christmas Special and salute Sir Jimmy and fix it for a new generation!"Shane Richie
Date: 15.11.2011     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.02
The BBC has today announced that Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One, has commissioned a 30-minute special edition of Jim’ll Fix It, produced by BBC In-House Entertainment.

Hosted by Shane Richie, the programme will be broadcast as part of this year’s BBC One festive line-up.

Originally devised and hosted by Sir Jimmy Savile and broadcast on BBC One between 1975 and 1994, Jim’ll Fix It was watched by millions on a Saturday evening. The BBC will now fix it for a new generation of children, whether they want to break a world record, be a superhero for a day, train with an Olympic athlete or be the fairy on top of the Christmas tree. And the new programme will even feature the original theme tune, with a modern twist.

Danny Cohen said: “I think it will be a great tribute to Jimmy to re-create his famous show as a Christmas treat for audiences.”

Shane Richie said: “On being asked what my memories were on the iconic BBC One series Jim’ll Fix It, the visions of stories and people came flooding back, as it was compulsive television in our house and all my friends would talk about the ‘fix its’. I even wrote in but wasn’t one of the lucky ones! I’m honoured to be part of this Christmas Special and salute Sir Jimmy and fix it for a new generation!”

Jim’ll Fix It with Shane Richie will be made by In-House Entertainment, BBC Vision Productions. It will be executive produced by Derek McLean, Creative Director, Entertainment, and Michelle Langer.

Notes to Editors

Entrants should be aged 14 or younger at 28th December 2011

Viewers should send their fix it wish to fixit@bbc.co.uk

The closing date for entries is 25th November 2011

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