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Captain Beaky and Friends

OFF THE BACK OF two nationwide stocking filler longplayers, Henry VIII, Inspector Clouseau and Margo Leadbetter recite comic songs about sentient animals while perched on stools among tasteful ferns. JACKANORY-style overlaid illustrations accompanied the more elaborate numbers. PETER SKELLERN and TERRY WOGAN turned up on occasion. The most typical early evening BBC2 fare there was to be had outside of a King’s Singers special.

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