Roy E. Shires
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Running Time||22 Minutes|
|Production Company||Matthew Mouse Television|
Cosgrove Hall Films
|Original network||ITV (UK)|
|Original release||November 8, 1996 – October 8, 1998|
Shires Tonight is an American-British live-action/puppet family-oriented television series created by Matthew Mouse Television, Cosgrove Hall Films, London Weekend Television and featuring The Shiresland. Much like the "Shiresland Television" segment of Children's Shires, the show was a continuation of The Shiresland Show, set in a television studio, rather than a theater.
The premise of Shires Tonight was that Clifford the Cricket was the host of a variety/talk show on Theatre Royal. The show stuck closely to The Shiresland Show format of various skits (mostly featuring the show's human guest star) interspersed with some sort of crisis occurring backstage.
Main article: List of Shires Tonight episodes