Going Live! (1987–1993)

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Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

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Series cast summary:
Sarah Greene ...
 Herself - Presenter / ... (160 episodes, 1987-1993)
Phillip Schofield ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (138 episodes, 1987-1993)
Peter Simon ...
 Himself - Double Dare Presenter / ... (67 episodes, 1987-1993)
Trevor Neal ...
 Himself (67 episodes, 1987-1993)
Simon Hickson ...
 Himself / ... (67 episodes, 1987-1993)
Gordon the Gopher ...
 Himself / ... (47 episodes, 1987-1993)


Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

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26 September 1987 (UK)  »

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The puppet that played Gordon the Gopher was originally a present given to Phillip Schofield by a relative. See more »


Followed by Live & Kicking (1993) See more »

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The original...

Often mimicked, yet never equalled, Going Live was the original kids program. Unlike it's predecessors, such as Tiswas and Swap Shop, Going Live was like a variety show on a Saturday morning. Full of energy, presenters, Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene introduced the cartoons, interviewed the latest popstars (Such as Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue) and participated in sketches written and starring Trev and Simon. Back then they were funny, I promise you.

Going Live had it all. Bands performing live (Although they all mimed), fantastic 'toons, like The Racoons and I haven't even covered Gordon the Gopher yet.

Gordon the Gopher should have been Time magazine's Man of the Year. Sure, so he could only talk through a series of sqeaks. He still had comic timing that most comedians would die for (I'm not kidding, watch it sometime, you'll see). Schofield was Gordon's punch bag, and he took it like a man whenever Gordon punished him. The two had more chemistry than Bonnie and Clyde and that's where a lot of the humor worked.

Live and kicking may have tried to succeed after Going Live, but even though it was the same format, it couldn't compare to Phillip, Sarah, Trev, Simon and Gordon. Long Live Going Live.

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