The second series of Saturday Live, which began on the 7th February 1987, saw a few changes. There was a new set, a new time slot, and Ben Elton became the permanent host. To mark the beginning of this new series, this gorgeous ad appeared in an edition of The Stage.
How many Bens Elton can you count?
The day before the series began again, this full page spread appeared in the Daily Mirror.
This is how Ben Elton began the show.
And here’s how Jools apologised for his on-air expletive.
The following Thursday, Angela Thomas reviewed the first show. You may need to click the image to embiggen it.
As the series continued, Hilary Kingsley in the Mirror became more and more of a fan.
And finally, Stephen Fry spoke to the Mirror for this public service announcement.