My first television appearance was in 1984. I was the host of a daily ‘Live’ show for Sky TV, back then it was called Skytrax and it was a video music based station. After a few years they brought in News and other services and faded out the music.
Bit of a bio …
After a few months at Skytrax I moved on to hosting regular shows on Music Box. Broadcasting to Europe via satellite the show was called ‘Nino Firetto Totally Live’.
It was also shown on Granada TV, albeit late, as part of their night time youth programs.
Then in 1985 came the audition for a children’s television show at Thames TV.
‘Splash was to become their flagship children’s program and it was set up to be ITV’s answer to BBC’s Blue Peter.
Splash was shown weekly and it was a ‘live’ magazine program. The target audience were children 6 – 16 years of age. It ran for 52 weeks of the year for just over 3 years. At the same time I was also asked to co host an ITV Saturday morning children’s television show called ‘Get Fresh’. I was a busy bunny juggling three sometimes four different television shows a week.
In fact I was hosting ‘Live’ television 6 days a week.
‘Splash‘ @ Thames TV for ITV
Travel Shop Channel @ SKY TV
‘Cliff Richard Celebrity Tennis’ @ SKY TV Sports
‘The New Mr. & Mrs.’ Quiz show host @ ITV
Guest Biker – ‘Ridge Riders’ @ Meridian for ITV
Freelance showbiz reporter @ London Tonight
‘The American Match’ @ TWI for ITV
Host, Anchor and Producer @ Wire TV
‘The Big E’ A nightly magazine program @ ITV
Reporter @ Eurosport Channel for SKY TV
‘Get Fresh’ presenter @ Granada TV for ITV
‘Love Me, Love Me Not’ Quiz show host @ ITV
‘Summertime Special’ strand host @ ITV
‘Nino Firetto’s Totally Live Show’ @ Music Box
TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
‘Home Truths’ – BBC Television
‘Whose Baby?’ – Thames TV
‘Give us a Clue’ – Thames TV
‘You Bet’ – Thames TV for ITV
‘What’s My Line?’ – Thames TV
‘The Bobby Davro Show’ – TVS for ITV
‘The Pyramid Game’ – TVS for ITV
Paramount channel with Dr Katz (in vision)
100 Motown Memories infomercial (in vision)
100 Hits of the 60’s and 70’s infomercial (in vision)
National & Provincial Building Society (in vision)
The London Jazz Festival (in vision)