TV: C is for... Crystal Tipps and Alistair By TV Cream Posted on May 2, 2009 Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments ON BBC1 FROM 1971 TO 1974 HUGE CLOPPING CUT-OUT nonsense between giant girl and loping dog in a cottage in the middle of nowhere, where two butterflies looked on. Related Items:1971, BBC1, Glam rock-themed bits of cardboard Share Tweet Share Share Email Recommended for you Ask Aspel Invaders, The Domesday Detectives, The 6 Comments 6 Comments Lee James Turnock May 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm This type of illustration was, for a while, hugely popular in the seventies, but looking at it today (just go to any second hand bookshop or charity shop and seek out pretty much anything published between 1969-74) is a curiously depressing experience. Reply Larrington the 3rd August 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm I loved this as a kid!! Reply Richard16378 August 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm A bit strange & surreal without any talking. I last remember it on Channel 4 shown early on sunday mornings. Reply Richard Dore November 16, 2012 at 6:48 am I remember this when ti was on BBC 1 at about 5.40 p.m just before the news in the 1970’s. Reply plopindevon March 27, 2014 at 12:09 am For reasons I’m at a loss to fully explain,this scared me stupid,at the time.I hated it,something about..the look of it all. Frankly,what with this,the Singing Ringing Tree,and those grotesque Czech shadow-puppet cartoon things ( The Golden Bird,was it?) and flipping Raggetty from Rupert Bear,I learned to hate telly quite quickly.There was the also another cartoon called The Mole,that I also,believe was Czech,and it was the most depressing thing,ever invented,he cried in every episode,his house flooded or something nasty was trying to get him..my memories of kid’s telly from the early 70’s,was that most of it scared the bejesus out of me.. Reply Droogie March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am Crystal Tipps spooked me too as a kid too. I think part of it was that there was a terrifying safety movie they used to show us in school called Don’t Go With Strangers that had opening animation by the bloke who also did Crystal Tipps. I was never much of a fan of that jerky animation style using cut-outs instead of a drawn cartoon. The Charlie Says series comes to mind too Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.