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"...on Television" or "...on TV", was a long running late-night television programme on ITV. The programme featured a number of clips from unusual or, (often unintentionally), amusing television programmes and commercials from around the world. The show was fronted initially by Clive James, then by Keith Floyd, and finally by Chris Tarrant. The show was named "Tarrant on TV", for 16 years.

The show started off in 1982, hosted by the Australian television critic and satirist Clive James. However, when Clive defected to the BBC, a new replacement host was needed and so celebrity chef Keith Floyd was brought in for one series of six episodes in 1989 before Chris Tarrant took over in 1990.

For the tenth anniversary in 1992 Tarrant would present the compilation series Tarrant's Ten Years of Television (later 10 Years on TV), which showed clips of the past five series and specials, and sometimes included extended footage that was unsuitable for transmission in the original show.

Tarrant on TV showed bizarre clips from all over the world but most notably from the far eastern countries of Japan and Korea. Clips vary from a Japanese crying contest, a Japanese contraception advert and the Japanese TV show Za Gaman in which contestants must endure the most pain, to a profane North Korean propaganda film, and an advert showing eggs being fired from the bottom. Tarrant on TV also covered the more violent and unusual shows of the Jerry Springer Show. Many of the...
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