Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush – tape 1905

The 90s. For a brief, shining moment, Chris Evans was the most powerful man on television. And Dont Forget Your Toothbrush was his prime-time Saturday Night Channel 4 entertainment show. This was the first of a new series, and the first episode in 1995.

It’s hard to believe that Channel 4 even had a prime time Saturday Night.

Jools Holland’s big band provide the music, and former Grange Hill and Eastenders star Michelle Gayle performs Say A Little Prayer.

One of the stunt challenges is for a member of the audience to change a duvet – on her own bed, on a platform in the middle of the Thames. She wins all her rent paid for 1995 – only £2100, remarkably.

It’s all very shouty, a bit laddy, though not quite as bad as it might have been, and Chris Evens even insists on singing.

Only in the 90s.

After the show there’s a trailer for Ride the High Country. Then a trailer for Classic Trucks.

Then there’s a trailer for Murder in the Heartland, a miniseries starring Tim Roth.

Then, there’s 5 minutes of the beginning of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, at which point the recording stops. It’s a very short tape, this one.

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