Saturday Night Clive, 1989

In Tribute To Clive James Who Died Earlier This Week

Australian broadcaster and journalist Clive James had made a big impact on TV audiences during the 1980’s with his Sunday night show Clive James On Television.

In 1988 Clive defected to the BBC.  Sticking to what he did best he presented a new version of his popular ITV show.  Entitled “Saturday Night Clive” it ran for four series.

For series two the  show returned to a Sunday night slot and was entitled  “Saturday Night Clive On Sunday”, for it’s third series it changed it’s name again to Sunday Night Clive.  The fourth and final series was back to Saturday and brought the show to an end after forty six episodes.


Sitting Behind a desk in front of a giant TV screen, Clive James does what he does best.  Taking his own wry, observational look at: strange news clips, foreign TV shows and commercials.

Each show would feature an interview with a special guest, usually via satellite.  At the end of the show Clive would be joined by another special guest, this time in the studio, together they they would look back at the clips shown that evening.






Presented By: Clive  James


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Clive James
Original Transmission Dates: 21st January 1989 – 30th November 1991

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