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Busker/Clock On

DOUBLE POST-PLAYBOARD entry for the eternally amusingly-monikered CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP, who took time off from being Leo Sayer’s stunt double to impersonate, first, your typical high street postcard busker (big bass drum operated by left foot, mouthorgan on wire etc.) making with the stories and songs in the time-honoured grisly manner; and second, co-starring alongside several other long-forgotten malcontents in hopeless kiddie comedy songs’n’sketches showcase, with only the animated factory production line big levers and stuff opening titles really sticking in the memory.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    April 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Wasn’t this on Sunday mornings, with some strange Christian overtones to the whole mess?

  2. Tom Ronson

    September 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I’ll have you know I remember Clock On (full title – Clock On at the Laughter Factory) rather well. It was a BBC Manchester production, which might explain the presence of Northern club circuit stalwarts (or perhaps I should say survivors) Su Pollard (who had yet to become firmly embedded in the nation’s consciousness as ‘potty’ Peggy Ollerenshaw), Tony Maiden (who went from a supporting part in Black Beauty to a starring role in the hilariously cheap but still somehow endearing space-based sex comedy Outer Touch, or Spaced Out as it was known to our American brethren) and the underrated Mike Harding, along with your man Lillicrap.

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