Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Though blatantly patterned after the long-running American series Saturday Night Live, Britain's Saturday Live tended to favor standup comedy over sketches. A number of major comic talents appeared on a regular basis during the series' two-season run, notably the erstwhile team of Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall, in their familiar guises as "the Dangerous Brothers" (Sir Adrian and Richard). Also frequently seen were the likes of Stephen Fry and French and Saunders. Presented by Channel Four and London Weekend Television from 1986 to 1987, Saturday Live weighed in with 11 90-minute episodes, eight 75-minute installments, and two 80-minute specials. The property would be briefly revived in 1996.