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Something For The Weekend was conceived as a vehicle for Susie Blake, already a small-screen veteran but then the subject of much interest over her role as the announcer in the BBC2 series Victoria Wood – As Seen On TV.
Blake was installed as one-fifth of a team of up and coming comics, alongside Caroline Leddy, James Gaddas, Mike Doyle and Mike Hayley. Most of the others were relative newcomers.
The show was clearly intended as a response to ITV’s run of successful Saturday teatime sketch shows, including Copycats, Cue Gary! and The Grumbleweeds Radio Show.
By 1990, it had been moved to a later timeslot, retitled Up To Something, and been almost entirely recast; only Mike Hayley remained, joined by Suzy Aitchison, Frances Dodge, Lewis MacLeod, David Schneider and Shane Richie.