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BBC ONE Spring & Summer 2004
Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen


Spring & Summer highlights 2004


Saturday Night With Johnny And Denise

Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen, one of the nation's most memorable pairings, are back in a brand-new, live Saturday night show.

In this fully interactive experience the audience, both at home and in the studio, is crucial to the action as they join in with an array of high-energy games and stunts.

With cameras hidden in streets and in living rooms up and down the country, anyone could find themselves taking part in the show, no matter who they are, where they are or what they're doing on a Saturday night.

Be it on camera, online or on the phone, Johnny and Denise will find a way of surprising viewers everywhere with edge-of-the-seat games and exciting prizes.

With a show full of the trademark banter that made the duo one of the nation's most memorable pairings, anything could happen to viewers who spend Saturday Night With Johnny And Denise.


Michael Parkinson returns with a new series guaranteeing the biggest names including Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Sir Ian McKellen, the best music and the most talked-about interviews on television.

Highlights from the last series included interviews with Clint Eastwood, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Connery, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Michael Caine, Dame Judi Dench and Sting, along with a particularly memorable encounter with Meg Ryan.

Outstanding music performances came from international stars such as Luciano Pavarotti, Annie Lennox, Dido, Will Young, Sheryl Crow and REM, while young jazz sensations Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullum were launched onto best-selling chart success after appearing on the show.

I'd Do Anything

Ian Wright returns in the show that tests the boundaries of friendship and the self-sacrifice of loved ones in the face of adversity.

As ever, Ian goes knocking on people's doors to set the dilemma of a lifetime.

In the last series, a son had to overcome his stage fright and strip in front of thousands of screaming women so that his father could fulfil a lifetime ambition to conduct an orchestra and a woman with acute claustrophobia had to go pot-holing for her partner to meet Muhammed Ali.

Who will face the ultimate challenge this time?

Strictly Come Dancing Bruce Forsyth presents Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing

As Salsa classes and ballroom dancing surge in popularity, Strictly Come Dancing teams eight celebrities with leading professional dancers as they bid to prove they've got what it takes to become top at the tango, fantastic at the foxtrot and sensational at the Salsa.

Presented by Bruce Forsyth and broadcast live from Television Centre, the show gives viewers the chance to vote for their favourite teams and to sort those who are fleet of foot from those with two left feet, all under the strict guidance of World Champion ballroom dancer, Donnie Burns.

The Lenny Henry Show

In his first topical series since Saturday Live, Lenny Henry returns to his stand-up roots with his unique blend of comedy.

Joined every week by BBC THREE favourites 3 Non-Blondes and a celebrity guest, Lenny combines topical stand-up, character sketches and music performances in this fast-moving show.

Only Lenny Henry could provide viewers with impersonations of Beyoncé, JayZ and 50 Cent alongside characters including Ronson, the poetry-writing prisoner, a gulf soldier and a church-going woman.

Test The Nation

Viewers are invited to put their brains into gear as Anne Robinson and Phillip Schofield put Britain to the test once again.

Men are pitched against women, nation against nation and region against region in the battle to find the people with the highest IQ as Test The Nation enters its third year.

Will men still come out as the brainiest and will Northern Ireland be able to prove that they can still out-think the rest of the UK?

Tune in, take part and find out. Viewers can take the test online, through BBCi and via their mobile phones in the show that is a truly interactive experience.

Eurovision Song Contest

The biggest international singing event of the year returns this spring with Fame Academy hopeful James Fox leading the charge to try and reclaim the Eurovision Crown.

Following Making Your Mind Up, in which the nation came together to choose James and his winning song, Hold On To Our Love, all bets are on for success in Turkey this year.

Terry Wogan guides viewers through the occasion with his unique commentary, highlighting the more eccentric voting decisions of countries participating in the big event and pointing to the more interesting choices of costume.

The nation is sure to be glued to the screen, urging the British entry on to victory, or at least to a more respectable score than last year's infamous nil point in Riga.

Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You returns with its satirical and witty perspective on the subjects and people making the headlines.

Each week politicians, actors and comedians sit alongside the regulars, joining in the fun, while at the same time trying to dodge the embarrassing reminders of their own experiences in the media spotlight.

Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop lead the assault.

Trying, and no doubt failing, to exert some control over the proceedings are guest hosts who take the chair on a weekly basis.

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross is back for a sixth season of his weekly award-winning entertainment show.

With his trademark mix of banter, humour and music and his irreverent approach to the art of interviewing, Jonathan is renowned for attracting an eclectic mix of A-list guests for music and chat that make his Friday night show essential viewing.

Highlights from the last series included interviews with David Bowie, Quentin Tarantino, Russell Crowe, Victoria Beckham, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne, Ricky Gervais, Nigella Lawson, Radiohead and Blur.

The Big Impression Euro 2004 Special

As football fever reaches boiling point with Euro 2004 this summer, award-winning duo Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona provide their own unique take on the tournament.

The master and mistress of mimicry employ their many faces and guises to bring together the biggest names from the worlds of showbiz and football to celebrate the clash of the European titans.

Following on from the success of Posh And Becks's Big Impression, the dextrous duo reveal new characters to add to their already extensive and unrivalled repertoire of impersonations.



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