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Valentine Park

WITH A CAST consisting of KEN “NOW ‘ERE LISTEN MR MACKAY” JONES, DANIEL “I DO THE ONE TWO THREE FOURS!” PEACOCK and DAVID “A BIT OF A” THEWLIS, this alfresco sitcom, set around a country parkie and his tossy assistants, had to be a winner. The only minor thing holding it back from such a status was that it was an absolute bag of wank. First series shown Fridays at 8.30, criticised by all and sundry for being infantile, so already-commissioned second series was put on kids telly around DANGERMOUSE and DRAMARAMA, then binned altogether. Croony, John Denver-esque theme tune not dissimilar to that of THE SOOTY SHOW, but with words which ended “meet me in Valentine Park”. There’s a tempting offer.

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