And so The Word was born, five years of lively often controversial and ground breaking television, a show that could reach the heights and plummet the depths of taste, often all within the same 5 minute period. Hated by most over the age of 25, loved by most under 18s, it gave first UK TV appearances to bands and artists Including Nirvana, Oasis, Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, The Manic Street Preachers, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mary J. Blige and future Hollywood stars including Chris Rock, Halle Berry, Nastasha Richardson, Russell Crowe and Tim Roth. Due to its controversial nature it was soon moved from its 6pm time slpton Channel 4 in the UK, to its later slot of 11pm, where it defined a whole TV genre for the next 20years. Post pub TV, a night out on the tiles brought into your living room in glorious technicolour.
Show Five Clips Mr. T, Primal Scream 'Rocks off'. Film pieces, World's first ever interview film piece with 19 year old Naomi Campbell. Word search featuring a young Davina McCall and Take That's first ever UK TV interview appearance. Dani Behr goes undercover hooker with police in New Mexico. Secret Teenage Party. The Hopefuls - Dead Fish snog. Live music from The Charlatans making their live TV debut with 'Then' and Jamiroquai making their first ever TV appearance with ' Too Young To Die'. Show Six Tim Roth, Lynne Perrie on her surgery, toy boys and singing 'I Will Survive', Patsy Palmer (Eastenders' Bianca). Virgins in Texas. Film piece Plastic Surgery for Dogs. Hopefuls - pubic hairs eaten on a cracker. Live music: Hole making their European TV debut and Beautiful Son. Mark Morrison - 'Crazy' Show Seven Pamela Anderson and Amanda De Cadanet on the couch discussing their Playboy shoots. Film pieces - Male Breast implants and the Cherry Pickers - guess who took your girlfriend's virginity. Mark Wahlberg bares his chest, Washing Machine man, the escapologist. The Hopefuls that never made it on screen (disgusting and outrageous). The Nolans and Linda Aid. Live Music: The Happy Mondays - 'Judge Fudge', The La's - 'There She Goes'.