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From On Safari to Over The Moon

On Safari : "You must use it or carry it". "Safari, so goodie". Christopher Biggins and those damn ridiculous glasses. This quiz show based on a safari had poor kids going through swamps and deep water and crossing rope bridges. The poor woman who helped Biggins was Kathy off Eastenders.


On The Waterfront: Andrew O Connor, Charlotte ??? and Kate Copstick. Late 80's Saturday morning tosh that introduced to the re-dubbed Flashing Blade (the programme's only saving grace) and Lantern Jaw (a Pugwash ripoff). One segment invited the studio audience to guess the owner of a car, as this was the height of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman era, all the guesses would start with "Jason Donovan" or "Kylie Minouge" before turning out to be Tom Jones ("Who?" cried the kids).


Orm and Cheep : Cheep was a bird and Orm was I think a worm, stands to reason really. Cheep was always getting into trouble and Orm was a few cans (about 5) short of a six pack. My brother loved this.

IF ONLY CHEEP COULD FLY
IF ONLY CHEEP COULD FLY
THEN HE, A BETTER BIRD WOULD BE
IN SKIES HE'D FEEL QUITE FREE
WHILE OTHER BIRDS GO BY

IF CHEEP COULD USE HIS WINGS
THEN HE'D SOON BUMP INTO THINGS
AND HAVE TO TAKE GREAT CARE
NOT TO FALL IN FAT CAT'S LAIR
AND IF HE SHOULD SEE CROW
HE QUICKLY HOME WOULD GO
TO HIS FAVORITE FRIEND CALLED ORM
AND THERE ALL SAVE AND WARM
HE'D DREAM ABOUT ANOTHER DAY.


Our Backyard: Useless programme on at Lunchtime. The only reason I mention this is because Mrs Macaroni (an Italian, gettit) a puppet who lived next door shared my birthday.


Over The Moon : I remember this being a 145pm type programme with the presenter being called Sam Dale ( also presented kids comment show Take Two ). The theme tune was sung by Kim Goody, and Sam would spin this disk type thing, and a story would " appear " in it.


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