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Cracking TV

Chat Shows

Season 1, Ep. 11

It's good to talk but will pitcher Luke sweet-talk commissioner John into picking one of his superstar hosts for the celebrity chat show slot on Cracking TV, or will John pull the lever that tips Luke out of his chair and the Cracking TV office?


Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.

Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.

Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.

Follow us @crackingtv.

Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.

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  • 18. Last in the Present Series

    57:35
    It’s the last episode of Series 1 of Cracking TV, and Luke and John look at what’s in the schedule so far. We've got breakfast TV, sitcoms, music and more.And Luke has a chance to pitch one more time… if he’s willing to accept John’s unusual terms.Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 17. Variety Talent Shows

    01:09:47
    John is pitching talent shows, including Opportunity Knocks, New Faces, and Britain’s Got Talent. Get ready for gongs, clapometers, and performing dogs aplenty. However, Luke’s pulled on his high-waisted trousers, coiffed up his hair and got his big buzzer out - and he’s not easily impressed. Will John make an impression, or will he get the elbow?Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 16. Breakfast TV Part 2

    01:16:23
    It's time for another bowlful of goodness, as Luke and John continue with their big breakfast. Will Luke win the big commission? Or end up with egg on his face?Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 15. Breakfast TV Part 1

    01:01:39
    Hello, Good Morning, and Welcome... Luke is pitching John breakfast shows, and he has a LOT to say, especially about TV-am, which might well be the greatest story in the history of British television. Treachery, irony, and plenty of rats - only one of whom is a Superstar.Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 14. Youth TV

    01:11:38
    We expect, like us, you're not into all that stuff your "old man's" into! Right! So! We just thought we'd have a podcast for us! Right! And this is it!Luke and John delve into the world of Yoof TV. Network 7! Club X! The Word! Is it groundbreaking and revolutionary? Or a load of old crap? Expect amateur presenters, stupid stunts, and disgusting challenges - not so different from our usual episodes then.Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 13. Steptoe & Sons Part 2: 90s Sitcoms

    01:07:55
    Following John's epic audio essay theorising that many sitcoms owe their format to Steptoe & Son, Luke pitches John some 90s sitcoms that fit this mould.Will John think Luke's pitches are Absolutely Fabulous or have hit the Bottom?Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 12. Steptoe & Sons Part 1

    01:05:35
    John has a theory about sitcoms: they're all descended from Steptoe and Son. Will John persuade Luke of his thesis and will Luke commission one of John's shows?Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.
  • 10. Music Shows

    01:22:27
    The weekend starts here! Well maybe, depending on when you listen.John is pitching commissioner Luke some music shows; will John be top of the pitches or will his dreams of producing a music show go down the tube with Luke telling him to (ready steady) go?Cracking TV is produced and presented by Luke Sluman and John Furlong.Our rather marvellous theme tune was written and performed by Simon McInerney.Additional sound effects from zapsplat.com.Follow us @crackingtv.Luke & John Cracking TV is an IHOG Factual Entertainment Production.