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Saturday Show, The

LITTLE SEEN and even less watched contemporary of BBC1’s SATURDAY SUPERSTORE had TOMMY BOYD and ISLA ST CLAIR sitting together awkwardly at the same desk. Too little like TISWAS, it was originally conceived, preposterously, as a vehicle for gran-pleasing Saturday afternoon grapplemeister BIG “HIS REAL NAME’S SHIRLEY CRABTREE YOU KNOW” DADDY, but he had to pull out on health grounds. Featured a spot called What The Comics Say. Do you see what they did there?

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    July 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Fun fact – this show was the reason Buster comic introduced a Big Daddy strip (“E-A-S-Y!”) in the early eighties. The fact that the erstwhile Mr Crabtree had to pull out of the show didn’t deter the good people at Buster from running the strip, or indeed putting him on their covers regularly, and nobody seemed to think it odd that his adventures always featured him hanging around with a bunch of kids.

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