Unfortunately – for reasons you can read more about here – there are some huge seventies-and-eighties-videotaped-children’s-shows-shaped gaps in the BBC Archive. One such affected programme is early eighties Stitch That Alan Sugar pre-school microchip hoedown Chock-A-Block, with half of the thirteen episodes no longer existing in broadcast format. Fortunately, an eagle-eyed YouTube user found a hefty chunk of the now-missing ‘Pig’ episode on an old off-air videotape, complete with inexplicably sinister Play School continuity at the start. And if Fred Harris doing a demented dance whilst imitating a Pepperpot from Monty Python’s Flying Circus isn’t more enjoyable than the Olympics… well, then you’d better read a different blog for the next fifteen days…!
Just Three Minutes From This Cinema… Ian Jones’ realtime rummage through his adolescent diaries, Twenty Five Years Ago Today…!