The show that pushed forward the boundries of youth TV, always coming close to going too far.
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Terry Christian ...  Self - Presenter 83 episodes, 1990-1995
Dani Behr ...  Self - Presenter 40 episodes, 1992-1995
Katie Puckrik ...  Self - Presenter 36 episodes, 1991-1993
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The show that pushed forward the boundries of youth TV. Sometimes funny, sometimes just sick. The most controversial part was where members of the audience prove what they'd do to get on TV, always things too disgusting to print here! Memorable moments from the show include Mark Lamarr interrogating musician Shabba Ranks about his homophobia, an early appearance by Nirvana and Sean Ryder of The Happy Mondays completely drugged-up with the cast of the children's TV show "Rainbow". Written by BC

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Terry Christian has said the series made him into a sex symbol and women assumed he was richer than he actually was. See more »

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Featured in The Story of Light Entertainment: Chat Shows (2006) See more »

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TV Marmite
22 April 2020 | by wilsonstuart-32346See all my reviews

The Word was in its early 90s heyday an anarchic, spontaneous, hip and happening youth programme, that pulled no punches when interviewing celebs and highlighted more than a few good hands.

Alternatively, it was an incoherent, amateurish, vulgar shambles notorious for nudity, foul language and drunken rowdiness.

There was very little middle ground when it came to The Word - it was loved or hated - and Terry Christian, the constant feature of its five year run, very much personified the 'loathe him or love him' attitudes.

Looking back, the list of bands and guests were fairly impressive. Christian, if you could stand him, was aided by a distinctly mixed crowd of eccentric co-presenters - and whatever happened to Dani Behr, Katie Putrick, Hufty and Mark Lamarr (probably the pick of the bunch)?

Ironically, it was cancelled just as many of the Britpop bands it had promoted were taking off.


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10 August 1990 (UK) See more »

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