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The show came about when "The Big 5" ITV companies of the time, London Weekend Television, Yorkshire, Granada, Thames and Central decided not to bid for the new Saturday morning kids' TV slot. Instead, a first for ITV, the show would be made in co-operation by all the remaining smaller ITV regional franchise holders, those companies were: Grampian Television, Scottish Television, Border Television, HTV West, HTV Wales, TSW, Anglia, Ulster Television and Tyne-Tees Television.
TVS also made one episode during the second series.
Channel Television supplied Get The Joke comedy and wildlife inserts for the programme.
Anglia Television also supplied: The Vicious Boys' game show Get Lost and later Charlotte's game show Get Mucky.
Tyne-Tees TV also had the responsibility of managing the show, shooting the pilot and providing the base for the "Get Fresh Central Unit" which was based at the T-TTV offices in London.
Those in Charge
Tim Edmunds was the man given the job of turning Janet's wild ideas into a reality, he did a fine job and set the mould for all future episodes.
Mike Forte was instrumental in Get Fresh evolving, apart from being the producer of series 2 & 3 he was the man who invented Gilbert.
Some of the key players in the show were:
Commissioning editors (i.e. head of the Children's ITV regional committee): Anna Home, Trish Kinane, Paul Corley
At the central unit:
Series #2 (1987)
Series #3 (1988)