The Channel 4 80s Night
Friday 20th September sees the return of the 80s as Channel 4 hosts a night of retro fun from 8pm. The evening will be filled with classic shows with a back-to-the-future twist, and in between programmes there will be sketches featuring celebrities including Eddie the Eagle Edwards, Pete Waterman, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, Alan Carr starring as his younger self in the 80s and Adam Hills as a teen in 80s Oz.
The night will begin with the return of ‘Celebrity Fifteen to One’, back on screens after ten years. With Adam Hills at the helm, fifteen celebrities will go head to head as they battle it out to win the notoriously tough quiz show. Contestants include Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand, Fern Britton, Alex Brooker, Dr Dawn Harper, Eamonn Holmes, Konnie Huq and Stephan Mangan.
‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ will get an 80s makeover with Jimmy Carr as the host. Team captain Jon Richardson and special guest captain Lee Mack will be joined by celebrity guests Henning Wehn and David O’Doherty. Countdown regular Susie Dent will pair with Vic Reeves in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Alan Carr is welcoming some 80s sparkle to the studio in ‘Alan Carr: 80s Chatty Man’, with guests including US actor Matthew Fox and Jessie J who is set to perform and chat with the comedian.
The fun-filled night will end with a documentary throwback to 80s show ‘Rewind the Tube’. The programme will look at its rise and fall, the social context that it existed in and feature stars looking back at their contributions. ‘Rewind the Tube’ is fondly remembered for giving a voice to a young generation who wanted to be heard. This special programme will see former presenters, bands and fans dig through the Tube archives and relive the 80s.
The 80s theme doesn’t end there, but will continue on Saturday with a classic 80s film, and on Sunday, celebrity teams will have their memories challenged in the ‘Big Fat Quiz of the 80s’. It’s sure to be a packed weekend of appreciation and memoirs for the 80s.