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DJ Kat

Coming up: Centurions!In the pantheon of moth-eaten feline puppet presenters in baseball caps, DJ Kat reigns supreme. His TV showcase, regarded by many as the finest programme Endemol ever produced, was a surprisingly long running Saturday morning effort for the late, lamented Sky Channel. Early doors satellite programming in excelsis (and, as such, the template for all 21st century children’s TV wherever it may be), it consisted of the usual ’80s cartoon capers (Jem, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, that sort of hand-me-down tackle) linked by Kat’s Netto Roland Rat banter with The Lovely Linda (and, latterly, Rod Hull’s daughter). Inevitably, Mr Kat contributed what the youngsters call a ‘rap’ for the theme tune. ‘This is the DJ Kat Show!/Who am I? DJ Kat!/I’m a star on the screen and a rapping machine/So what do you think about that?’ Cough.



  1. Richard Davies

    December 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Wasn’t Chris Evans on this pre-Big Breakfast, or was that another early Sky kid’s show?

  2. George White

    March 27, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    No, he was on BSB.

  3. George White

    November 8, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    Also had several US versions on Fox stations like WNYW

  4. Richardpd

    November 8, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    I remember my Brother used to mention this as an example of why Sky’s early output was aptly called Council House Television.

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