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Wake Up London

ON SUNDAY Mornings, after TV-AM’s eggcups faded into the ether, viewers in the London area were treated to this five minute oddity. A sort of non-specific what’s-on guide to London with a vague narrative. Presented by The Vicious Boys (ANGELO ABELA and ANDY SMART, hot stuff for about half an hour in 1985) from various locations within the region, but towards the end always from the pavement outside LWT. Last series was presented by obscure double act Rabbitt and Doon, the latter being Doon “Smack The Pony” MacKichan.

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  1. Mark

    April 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Does anyone know if there is a back catalog somewhere for this ?

    I ask as I was in one episode on windsurfing back when I was 11 , and it would be great to show my kids what I looked like then

    Any help would be cool


  2. Simon Mclean

    April 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Mark – this might be what you’re looking for –

  3. Simon Mclean

    April 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Just to add, not sure what ITN Source are like about people getting copies of their programmes, or whether they have a contributor access thing like the BBC do – worth a try, though!

  4. Jo Robertson

    January 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Hi i was just reading mark’s question and just wondered if you would be able to provde me with simular information. I was in an episode of Wake up London too in which we planted some trees in Dulwich woods. It would be so great to be able to see it again as there were close ups of me- also i am in contact with others that were on it as well.
    kind regards

  5. Graham Pearson

    January 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I remember watching ‘Wake Up London’ when I lived in Reading and I recall the lads being sacked from the show and the girls being named their successors.

  6. Roxanne

    January 31, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Hi, I’m also trying to find an episode of wake up London with rabbit and done that I was in ages 11. They did a bit on shadow puppets White is the bit we were in. Would anyone know how to find this. It was between 85-89. Can’t remember exactly. Thanks,

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