Weekday radio star shines for a short while on Saturday night
On Saturday September 17 1994, Danny Baker proudly proclaimed: 'When we will look back at this premiere during our 25th anniversary show, people will be reminded that yes, once I actually did have hair!'. After just 10 episodes however, 'The Danny Baker Show' was canceled.
Obviously modeled after "The Late show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", this comedy chat show was a breath of fresh air on the BBC Saturday evening lineup. A popular disc jockey with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and countless quiz show appearances under his belt, Danny Baker was offered this one and only shot at the big time.
The show was full of crazy routines and silly stuff like "Hard men", "The Great Cd hunt" and "Tiny Ambitions". The guests were usually not big stars pushing their newest film, but people Danny actually wanted to interview. But when football star Paul Gascoigne made his second appearance in a row, one could tell the show was in trouble. After a mere 10 weeks, Danny (still with a full head of hair) went back to radio, where he remains to this day.
8 out of 10
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