SADLY, THIS is what the majority of people remember Rod Hull for. Moving away from the inventive and funny Goodies/Kenny Everett madness of the Beeb’s EBC-1 show, Hull and Bird washed up on the other side with this less appetising cutesy pantomime romp. Set in a cartoon Pink Windmill (a studio set full of stage school kids), Rod and Emu performed various inconsequential whimsies, with frequent interruptions from green witch Grotbags (CAROL LEE SCOTT), who was constantly trying to kidnap Emu for some reason. Rod gave his arm a rest on occasion by slipping Emu into a wicker basket, and the entire cast gave our brains a drubbing with the “there’s somebody at the door!” chant. Occasionally the banal script was forgotten in the odd sub-Tiswas moment of studio anarchy, but not often. In the later ‘World, Grots acquired two rubbish camp costumed helpers – effeminately-voiced corcodile Croc and the even more effeminate gold-plated Robot Redford. Action switched from sketches to a more prolonged storyline in sub-Rentaghost mould, including blue-screen flying vacuum cleaners called “Hovergrots”. Fowl play indeed.