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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 114)
Des O'Connor ... Himself - Host / ... (62 episodes, 2002-2006)

Series Directed by
Alasdair Macmillan (unknown episodes)
Chris Power (unknown episodes)
Series Produced by
Karl Newton .... producer (227 episodes, 2002-2006)
Richard Stowe .... producer (46 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rob Walker .... producer (29 episodes, 2005-2006)

Colin Fay .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Gray .... series producer (unknown episodes)
Helen Kristic .... producer (unknown episodes)
Charlotte Oates .... celebrity producer (unknown episodes)
Evan Ray .... celebrity associate producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Wells .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ray Monk (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Simon Kimmel (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Helen Speyer .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2002)

Caroline Frazer .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
Eva Marieges Moore .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Christopher Sprague .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jola Piesakowska .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Kevin Duff .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Finan .... jib camera operator (unknown episodes)
Tony Maynard .... camera supervisor (unknown episodes)
Andy Newton .... vision controller (unknown episodes)
Mike Sutcliffe .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Laureen Chau-Morrow .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Louise Morgan .... location researcher (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Kieran Kiely .... musician (1 episode, 2003)

James Collins .... music scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jenny Agha .... runner (46 episodes, 2005-2006)
Graham Claxton .... runner (46 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sean Doyle .... runner (46 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Stowe .... researcher (32 episodes, 2004-2005)
Cam de la Huerta .... researcher (31 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robert Lane .... researcher (2 episodes, 2002)
Nicholas Oakley .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2002)

Vivien Ackland-Snow .... senior floor manager (unknown episodes)
Angus Biles .... ethos operator (unknown episodes)
Jack Bond .... runner (unknown episodes)
Phil Davies .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
Colin Edmonds .... program associate (unknown episodes)
Francesca Knowles .... booking assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Matthews .... celebrity booker (unknown episodes)
Toula Mavridou .... celebrity booker (unknown episodes)
Luke Mcfarlane .... senior researcher (unknown episodes)
Mike Morgan .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
Emily Newman .... autoscript (unknown episodes)
Adam Read .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Nick Rylance .... video tape producer (unknown episodes)
Cecilia Savage .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Natalie Walker .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Sarah Whiting .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Mark Wildash .... senior researcher (unknown episodes)


Additional Details

50 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The set used for the first two years of the show was previously seen as the set for "Late Night With Jerry Springer"See more »
[repeated line]
Des:Shall we do it?
Mel:Let's do it.
Des:We're gonna do it!
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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A failed endeaveur, 26 February 2003
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Daytime TV has always been an eponymously dreary affair.From 9 to 5 (most peoples normal working hours),it seems an endless sludge of nonchalent,vacuous talk shows,daft,melodramatic soap operas,and tired old repeats of ancient shows from the 80s and 70s.So,in consideration,it was probably,if nothing else,an inspired idea to think up a show to fill a gap in the endless void of drivel those unfortunates without work are subjected to.Unfortunately,when they get it all wrong,they get it all is pretty much the case here.

TV veteran Des O' Connor and Melanie Sykes,a former model who is probably most famous for her part in a certain Boddingtons beer advert,were probably paired together to appeal to a broad TV audience,Des to his old time fans who like his style of presenting and Mel to younger,not to mention more male,viewers.Sadly,their styfling and abundant lack of chemistry is apparent throughout and their lack of style and panache when delivering punchlines is just plain embarrassing.It might not hurt them to have a greater variety of guests either (how many more times is Joey bloody Pesquale going to be on there?),as this only adds to the drearyness of it.

This is certainly a good idea.ITV just have to figure out how to get it right.**

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