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Quick on the Draw

WEEKDAY AFTERNOON siestathon hosted by LORD BOB MONKHOUSE (aided by JAN RENNISON) based around the modest talents of “UK’s fastest cartoonist” BILL TIDY, who along with the similarly pen-wielding likes of WILLIE RUSHTON, ROLF HARRIS and MICHAEL BENTINE, would draw whimsical illustrations on a big pad in response to Bob’s Pictionary-esque questions. Then, to prove the format was as flexible as a wobbleboard, Rolf took over hosting duties and Bob (an ex-cartoonist himself, of course) cropped up among the contestants. Later still, Bentine took over. The big flip chart thing remained, thankfully, largely unaltered. Possibly the only programme apart from THAT’S LIFE! to have the end credits cartooned in-studio. Devised by DENNIS GIFFORD.

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  1. Jamie

    October 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I have fond memories of watching on ATV in the 70’s. I loved it. It was on in the afternoons so we’d watch it just after Farmhouse Kitchen or some other classic TV.

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    There was actually a spin-off paperback, featuring doodles from Gifford, Rolf Harris, Graeme Garden and Michael Bentine.

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