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Chips Comic

THE THING IS, you’ve got this computer, right, which “makes” this comic (somehow), with these various PLAY SCHOOL-esque wackos, including WAYNE JACKMAN, a bloke dressed as dog (Sir Harry’s errant son ANDREW SECOMBE) and possibly ELSA O’TOOLE doing various “antics” or other in permanent zany overdrive. Jeremy Isaacs’ idea of C4 children’s programmes, now God have mercy on us all.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    April 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I bought one issue of the comic. I doubt there were many more.

  2. Gordon Griffin

    October 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Just to put the record straight, there was no one in Chips’ Comic called Wayne Jackman. It was always just Elsa O’Toole, Andy Secombe as Rover and me as Inky (Gordon Griffin). We did 2 series for Channel 4 in the early 80s. Great fun. There were quite a lot of comics actually (I have them somewhere!) and two annuals as well as two cassettes of the songs from the series. Gordon xxx

  3. Beverley fox

    February 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Loved the programme!,wished they hadn’t junked the episodes,someone must have a copy somewhere,loved the theme!,never had a vcr back then so I don’t have tapes unfortunately!

  4. Katherine

    May 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    f anyone is feeling nostalgic and would like to hear some of the Chips’ Comic songs again, I am selling a copy of the Chips Comic Book with an accompanying cassette which includes ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Down With Dirt’ which are mentioned on this thread.

    More details here:

  5. Tom Ronson

    March 27, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Andrew Secombe went on to find a vehicle more worthy of his talents with Fast Forward, of course.

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