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 Eight Film Piece - A 16 year old Leonardo De Caprio interviewed by Dani Behr on Santa Monica beach (his first ever UK interview). The worlds famous Stunt Dick; yes if your porno star can't get it up, here's the man who can. Film Piece - Ice T's Hollywood home, with views and Ice 7 showing off his collection of fire arms to Katie Puckrick. Porn Satr Traci Lords on the couch plus Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, football pundit Jimmy Hill and Mary J Blige altogether on the Word couch. Live Music: Stereo MCs - Step It Up. Faith l\lo More - 'Everything's Ruined'. The Lemonheads - 'Mrs Robinson'. Show Nine Mark Wahl berg again. Danni Minogue and Mark Lamarr get wet. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) shows his genius in this interview. Film piece - German swingers club. The Hopefuls - well one bloke eating a bowl of maggots, another one eating giant live coackroaches - and woman covered with Bird Eating Spiders, not for the squeamish. Interview with Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook. Film piece - famous Hollywood brothers, Sly Stallone's brother, Eddie Murphy's brother, Patrick Swayze's brother. Martin Sheen's brother and John Travolta's spill the beans. 11 year old Hollywood Star Christina Ricci and her first ever UK interview. Live music-Mary J Blige making her live UK television debut with 'Real Love' and 'Freakpower' featuring Norman Cook - 'Tune in, Turn on and Cop out. Show Ten The Happy Mondays interviewed on Zuma Beach LA County and at Capitol recording studios Hollywood in 1990 during the recording of the album 'Pills Thrills and Bellyaches'. Shaun Ryder and Bez on top form. Shabba Ranks says "all Gay people should die " live on air. Alan Titchmarsh interviews Terry Christian on why he's such a twat. Dani Behr goes shooting guns in the USA. A drugged up Shaun Ryder dances with Bungle and Zippy out of Rainbow on the Word's stage. The Hopefuls - toenails, verrucas and corns eaten with milk in a cereal bowl (heave). Live music. Blur - Girls And Boys. 808 State - Olympic. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf.