Moros y cristianos (TV programme)

Moros y cristianos (English: Moors and Christians) was a Spanish television debate programme broadcast on Telecinco between 1997 and 2001.

Moros y cristianos
GenreDebate show
Presented byXavier Sardà (1997)
Jordi González (1997-98)
Antxón Urrosolo (2001)
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
Running time180 minutes
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 15, 1997 (1997-02-15) –
November 17, 2001 (2001-11-17)

Format edit

Broadcast live from the auditorium of the city of Cornellà de Llobregat, Catalonia, two groups of participants debated the week's current affairs, for three hours.

In December 1997, it organised a 24-hour charity debate in aid of Ayuda en Acción, a charity which helps the most vulnerable in South America, and the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, which helps those in need in India. It won an average audience share of 19%, peaking at 66.3% and with 3,000,000 viewers. The event won the show the Guinness World Record for the longest televised debate.[1]

Presenters edit

The show's three series had as many hosts. In the first series, from its premiere[2] until 29 July 1997, the programme was hosted by Javier Sardà[3] until he left to present Crónicas marcianas which outlived Moros y cristianos by four years. From 27 September the programme returned, this time hosted by Jordi González.[4] After the end of this series, the show went on hiatus until it returned in 2001, now presented by Antxón Urrosolo. It was finally cancelled after this series.

Regular contributors edit

Regular guests who achieved fame thanks to Moros y cristianos included Padre Apeles, Javier Nart, Santiago Segura, Juan Adriansens, Alfonso Cabeza, the singer Ramoncín, Lucía Etxebarría, Karina Fálagan, Aramís Fuster, the actor Pepe Sancho and the comedienne Carmen García Ribas.

References edit

  1. ^ Gonzalez, Jordi (2010). "Moros y Cristianos". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  2. ^ "Edición del viernes, 14 febrero 1997, página 10 - Hemeroteca -". (in Spanish). 1997-02-14. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  3. ^ "ABC MADRID 14-02-1997 página 130 - Archivo ABC". abc (in Spanish). 1997-02-14. Retrieved 2022-11-19.
  4. ^ "Edición del lunes, 29 septiembre 1997, página 6 - Hemeroteca -". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-11-19.