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INAUSPICIOUS ROLE for rarely-popular Scots actress KATE ‘COPSTICK’ COPSTICK as a masked android/alien/robot/who cares thing given simple puzzles to solve by her computer.



  1. Mark Levermore

    April 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Hi there, actually it was entitled ‘Whizz’ – I worked on this in 84/5 as a programme assistant and researcher. and I am singing the backing vocal ‘Whiii-iizz”s too!

    For 13 weeks it filled the first slot vacated when the afternoon repeat of Play School was no longer shown.

    It featured the puppeteer who did the puppetry for Pob – and in one episode Whizz appeared in the Top of The Pops studio – during the show asking for clues – I think she talked to David ‘Kid’ Jensen.

    There was a tie-in computer game for the BBC Micro made by CRL who did the tie-in game for The Rocky Horror Show.

    The first episode of whizz was recorded in a studio at Television Centre the night the first episode of East Enders went on air – and we all stopped to watch the opening scenes.

    Ah happy fun and creative times – ‘Let’s do the Biz with Whizz’


  2. Mark Levermore

    April 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    And found this on

    Main Details
    Transmitted: BBC, 12 April 1985 –
    Episodes/Length: 13 x
    Format: Colour
    Origin: UK

    Cast and Crew
    Music by: Peter Gosling
    Principal Cast: Kate Copstick and Robin Stevens (The Puppeteer for Pob)

    Mark adds:

    Robin’s main roles included Bug the main puppet character playing opposite Whizz ( and his arch Nemeses (plural) the Bug Bytes, and Voice – the computer himself. Well it was the 80’s and computers were all new and exciting!

    • LostShepherd

      August 9, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks for the info Mark, any footage floating around anywhere?

  3. LostShepherd

    August 9, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    For years I have been trying to remember the name of this show, I remember loving it as a kid. Did Whizz have some kind of Orb thing, have a memory of it in one episode.

    Is their any footage anywhere? Seems to be a very neglected show 🙁

  4. Richard16378

    August 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I remember this being on but not for long, & don’t remember it being repeated more than once, if ever.

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