#CatchupRoundup (27th September 2018)

Missed a load of telly last week and don’t know where to start? No problem – for it’s our blogging duty to guide you through the week’s best telly on demand with #CatchupRoundup. So go pour yourself a drink, get comfy, and sit back as we take all the hard work out for you.

In a time before the I’m a Celebrity jungle, Saturday Night Takeaway and all the National Television Awards for Best Presenters ever came calling, Ant & Dec were usually found on one of two shows. The classic ITV Saturday morning show SMTV Live with Cat Deeley, and this Saturday teatime game show on BBC One, pitting two groups of mates against each other in a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to win prizes. The Beeb have been uploading old episodes from the archive to iPlayer, and it’s a nicely nostalgic trip back to the turn of the millennium to see where the magic started for TV’s golden boys.


As filming for the second series of the brilliant Derry Girls gets under way, the show’s writer, Lisa McGee’s first (and sadly only) series for Channel 4 from 2013 about a group of four Belfast born twenty somethings living in London has now been uploaded as a complete boxset. So whilst you wait for the return of Erin, Sister Michael and co, get stuck into this equally hilarious offering.


The US show (which has also been a hit in the UK) where two celebrities go up against each other in er, a lip sync battle, has returned for a new series. In this hilarious episode, host LL Cool J presides over former Pussycat Doll and The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger and her former Dancing With The Stars dance partner, Derek Hough, as they face off to some Shania Twain classics. That does impress us much!


Recorded in 2007, ITV reran this special again last week following the sad news that Denis Norden, a remarkable legend of British broadcasting and entertainment had passed away aged 96. As the man who bought outtakes and gag reels from dusty old archives to notoriety and the humour of many, this is a fitting tribute to what he did best.

Leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #CatchupRoundup to let us know what you thought of our choices this week – and let us know if there’s a show you want to recommend for a future edition!

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