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Yes, it was always going to happen.

Very much in its infancy...scanned material from the likes of old Play School annuals 'follows shortly' (pardon the pun). So if you're on Facebook, click that 'like' button. :-)
[identity profile] pretty-vacant-1.livejournal.com
I just found this top 15 GH characters and thought it might be an interesting point of discussion :D
[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
There was a brief clip of Fred Harris (complete with beard) from Me And My Micro shown last night on BBC4's TV's Believe It Or Not.

If you missed it, it's available on BBC iPlayer and will also be repeated on BBC4 this Friday night.

As an aside: despite the fact that Sean Lock wishes he was Victor Lewis-Smith, the show in its entirety is worth a watch for some genuine toe-curling televisual moments, and most of the clips *aren't* the ones that are repeated ad nauseum!
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I was pointed to this site this evening by a poster on TV Forum, and wish they'd mentioned it earlier. Basically it's a competition called Make A Break run by Channel Television in conjunction with Lloyds TSB and a series of other businesses whereby the local students of the islands battle it out to see who can produce the most popular advert. On that site all of the entrants for the 2005 competition can be viewed, ranging from some which just scream of their student origins, to others which could easily pass for a professional national production. Amazing to think that in this modern day the smallest ITV company on the network can still manage to pull off something both entertaining and educational like this, whilst the rest of the network could only dream about it.
[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
Classic idents on t-shirts. And yes, I've bought one.
[identity profile] burkesworks.livejournal.com
This came from that site we used to post to, which became a Dick And Dom fan site. Anyway; you might be interested in it (even if it is in London, though I'm sure that nice Mr. Ryan does cheapies from Aldergrove) because the one and only FRED HARRIS will be there as well as Brian Cant, Johnny Ball and co.

Details from;
http://www.bfi.org.uk/showing/nft/calendar/details.php?title=Play%20School
[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
Just a quick note to say a belated hello to the newest members of the [livejournal.com profile] choc_a_block elite-[livejournal.com profile] badasstronaut, [livejournal.com profile] flickerkitteh, [livejournal.com profile] frogclock and [livejournal.com profile] lyverbyrd. Good to see the community membership is now into double figures!

So tell us, folks-

*What were your favourite Schools and Colleges programmes?
*Your favourite idents?
*Fred Harris, Derek Griffiths or Johnny Ball?

Looking forward to your responses! :-)
[identity profile] pretty-vacant-1.livejournal.com
Which plastic doll is to me most feared, Hamble or Chuckie from Child's Play?

Once again, Hamble.....





Or Chuckie.....

Bit OT...

Nov. 19th, 2003 10:32 am
[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
For the eagle eyed EastEnders viewers amongst us...who correctly spotted that Yolande's husband is played by none other than Playschool's Ben Thomas?



It's a funny old world. Mind you, it makes me wonder what the rest of Playschool's illustrious cast are up to these days! Down the Jobcentre, most likely...
[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
Taken from 'Playschool Omnibus' circa 1982


This scan comes from a section entitled 'When I Am Not In Playschool', where our Fred, Sheelagh Gilbey, Johnny Ball, Floella Benjamin, Ben Bazell and Carol Leader tell us what extra curricular activities they're into away from the show-ooer!

If anyone wants to see any of the rest, let me know! :-)

Fred says-
Have you ever seen the way a hamster stores up piles of seeds and nuts? Well, I'm a bit like that with musical instruments. Almost every time I go shopping I come back with something to toot, bang, scrape or pluck. It's usually something like a tin whistle or a tambourine. However, the recorder is my favourite instrument. Recorders are quite easy to blow but it takes a lot of practice to play them well. I enjoy making myself musical instruments too. I've built myself an organ, an electric piano and a synthesiser-this can make all kinds of strange 'outer space' sounds as well as playing tunes. This all keeps me very busy but not very quiet. I think my family must be very patient to put up with me!

I just love the description of the synth's capabilites explained to kiddies in his inimitable style! And *how big* is that barnet?! :-)
[identity profile] queenmartina.livejournal.com
I've now listed the crème de la crème of sites relating to Schools TV, presentation, idents etc. on the community information page. But I'm sure you noticed that anyway-at least, I hope you did! :-)

(Whispers) Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] enteirah-fancy plugging this community in an oh so subtle way on any of the (more friendly) pres forums you visit? I'd have done it only I haven't posted on any in aeons and I'm sure I've been forgotten about...Who knows, some of the regulars may even be lj lurkers! ;-)
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