Intended as an ITV vehicle for Jonathan Ross it ended up as the ideal showcase for TV and radio presenter Chris Evans. According to Evans the title is Thank Fuck It’s Friday, while Channel Four preferred their own interpretation Thank Four It’s Friday.
It was originally broadcast live from 6.00 -
Among the comedy, the celebrity interviews and stunts bands played live in the studio
with the interview setting upstairs by the bar. After four letter profanities from
Shaun Ryder and Ewan McGregor Channel Four threatened to instigate a twenty second
delay, They then suggested a recording an hour before transmission. This pre-
The second series followed the course of the first, but adding, Fat Look-
The main theme was Ron Gainer's Man In A Suitcase, while Ocean Colour Scene's The Riverboat Song would be the guests' intro music. The show coincided with the Britpop explosion and practically all the relevant bands appeared live.
As soon as Channel 4 announced that the winter 2000 series would be the last Evans quit presenting the show, allowing guest presenters including The Spice Girls and Elton John to host before selling his Production company Ginger Television to Scottish TV.