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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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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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