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Channel 4 gets nostalgic with new documentary Turn Up... The Nineties

19 May 2015 3:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 is getting nostalgic with a new documentary about 1990s culture.

Ninety-minute doc Turn Up...The Nineties will chronicle the rise of Cool Britannia and Britpop, as well as taking a look at some of the decade's most culturally influential figures such as Oasis, Kate Moss, Damien Hirst and David Beckham.

The programme, produced by Nerd TV, will feature contributions from the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Irvine Welsh, Blur's Alex James, Robert Carlyle, The Happy Mondays and Massive Attack.

"We're all waiting for the next pop culture revolution where a chart battle between two bands can make the six o'clock news," said Jonny Rothery, Channel 4's commissioning editor for music.

"Whilst we wait, I'm really pleased to be taking a look back at this fascinating period when Generation X rose to prominence and everyone was mad for it."

Turn Up...The Nineties will air on the same weekend »

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Tfi Friday is looking for audience members, but how can you get involved?

18 May 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

If you want tickets to watch Tfi Friday's anniversary special don't expect it to be easy, as you're going to have to "earn it".

As part of a daily countdown to the event by host Chris Evans, the BBC Radio 2 DJ said that he is already being bombarded with requests for tickets for next month's one-off celebration.

Evans said: "We're going to give 184 pairs out, and then we want one couple... from each of the Tfi Fridays that were broadcast to be there on the night, so we have all the Tfi Fridays there sort of in spirit with us.

"And then we have 50 pairs left... and if you want a pair, you have to earn it."

With just the vague instruction to "go film something in 15 seconds", people can email their finished result to contact@tfifriday.com, in the hope of being chosen for tickets.

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Channel 4 confirms all the details of Tfi Friday's special return

7 May 2015 5:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's official - Channel 4 has confirmed that Tfi Friday will be back for a live 90-minute special on June 12.

The show's host Chris Evans had helpfully already let slip the date of the episode, which is airing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the programme (even though it's not actually the 20th anniversary).

The special will celebrate the history of the show, which originally aired from 1996 to 2000 on Channel 4.

The broadcaster has promised a look back at highlights from the series - including segments such as Freak or Unique, Ugly Bloke and Fat Lookalikes - as well as the introduction of new features.

The channel also revealed that "once again, music will form a hugely important part of this very special show".

"I can't believe it's been almost 20 years since the first episode of Tfi, and I'm thrilled to be bringing the show to a whole new generation »

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Chris Evans confirms Tfi Friday 90-minute special to air on June 12

14 April 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Chris Evans has confirmed that Tfi Friday's anniversary special will air on June 12.

The date was previously rumoured, but has now been confirmed by the presenter, who will celebrate the Channel 4 show's 20th anniversary with a 90-minute episode.

Evans also revealed that he had the "first, proper grown-up production meeting" about the special today (April 14).

"All went well," he wrote on Twitter. "Tfi Friday will return - live 9pm, Channel 4, Friday June 12 for a ninety minute special. Yahoo!"

All went well. Tfi Friday will return - live 9pm, Channel 4, Friday June 12 for a ninety minute special. Yahoo !

Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 14, 2015

Evans also shared another countdown video on YouTube titled 'Tfi Friday - 59 Days To Go', featuring a number of clips from the Channel 4 series which originally ran from 1996 to 2000.

Evans has previously expressed interest in reviving the format, first stating that he was »

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Tfi Friday to return for anniversary special

27 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Tfi Friday' is set to return for an anniversary special. The former host Chris Evans blatantly hinted that the Channel 4 entertainment show - which was on the air from 1996 to 2000 - will be revived for a live 90-minute special in June to mark its 20th anniversary. Speaking on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris said: ''If it were to come back live on Channel 4 on June 12 at 9pm, 90 minutes up from an hour. If that were to happen, for example.'' The show originally aired on Friday evenings and was hosted by Chris for five series, with »

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Chris Evans to bring back Tfi Friday for live special

27 February 2015 4:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Show would celebrate 20th anniversary of Channel 4’s hit 1990s entertainment show

Chris Evans is bringing Tfi Friday back to Channel 4 for a live special to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The show, which ran from 1996 to 2000, was a huge hit despite regularly courting controversy – notably when guest Shaun Ryder swore and was subsequently banned from ever appearing on the channel again.

Related: Tfi Friday's 10 best bits, from Shaun Ryder swearing to anarchic Spice Girls

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- Press Association

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Friday night TV: where did the good times go?

6 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Friday used to be the highlight of the week for the committed sofa-dweller, with the likes of Tfi Friday, The Word and Friday Night Live. Now it’s all self-improvement shows and Alan Titchmarsh. What happened?

Friday night telly used to be the highlight of the week for the committed sofa-dweller. Gone were the endless weekday soaps, Diy saviours and the dreaded Question of Sport, and in came a glorious line of high-kicking comedy and entertainment shows to cheer up the majority of us who did not want to be pressed up against the wall of a heaving bar, trying to get served.

Where have those shows gone? It wasn’t so long ago, was it, when we crashed into a pile of couch cushions, Budweiser in hand, scrunchy flung off with abandon as the opening bars of The Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene filled the living room and »

- Julia Raeside

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