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Handful of Songs, A

TOMMY STEELE theme song heralded less-than-welcome appearance of Carpenters-style singing/acoustic guitar duo KEITH FIELD and MARIA MORGAN (who replaced KATHY JONES in 1975), who professed to sing any song requested by children if they sent in an appropriate drawing. However evidently limited repertoire gave the lie to this ruse; kids would write in asking for Hurry Up Harry and S-S-S-Single Bed, but invariably got Yellow Submarine, Kum-Ba-Yah and A Windmill In Old Amsterdam for the tenth fucking time.

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  1. gman

    April 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    It may have been my age at the time, but I was convinced that the Handful of Songs were sung by Anne “Dierdre” Kirkbride and Chris “Clapperboard” Kelly. Sadly, the recently uploaded clip on TV Ark made me realise that I obviously needed glasses 20 years before I actually got them

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