Saint and Greavsie are back together

Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves have reformed their legendary football pundit double-act and will star in a Saint & Greavsie FA Cup Special being broadcast by Setanta on May 30th 2009 as an integral part of the channel’s coverage of the FA Cup Final. They last appeared together on British TV screens in their own football show in 1992.

The return of Saint & Greavsie is a key component of Setanta’s plans to roll back to the days when watching TV on FA Cup final day was a magical experience, as much about the build-up to the game as the game itself.

Setanta, which is usually a subscription-only service available on cable, satellite and Freeview’s Top Up TV pay offering, will be unencrypted for the day so that cable and satellite viewers will be able to watch for free.

The Saint and Greavsie FA Cup Special will be broken up into three separate mini-programmes appearing throughout the build-up to the match, which kicks off at 3pm.

Setanta said that the pair – who last appeared together on British TV screens in 1992 – could return for further shows if the special was a success.