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Double Deckers, The

FLIMSY FAMOUS FIVERY on a London bus in a none-too-secret “hideout”. Meet the gang: “Scooper” (PETER “DOMINICK HIDE” FIRTH) – leader; “Sticks” (BRUCE CLARK) – obligatory Yank drummer; Spring, played by ASWAD’s BRINSLEY FORDE; Doughnut (fat one, natch) played by DOUGLAS SIMMONDS; Tiger (DEBBIE RUSS), the girl with the toy tiger; Billie (GILLIAN BAILEY) the ponytailed one, and, yes, a speccy kid called Brains (MICHAEL AUDRESON) who cooked up the clever inventions and noxious chemicals. One and only grown up friend was, eek, MELVYN HAYES.

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  1. ansonort

    September 25, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I was totally, unflaggingly, heart-breakingly, fastidiously, jaw-droppingly in love with Billie.

  2. Great Bustard

    December 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    The American is called Sticks, right, and we see him playing the drums in the titles of every episode, but never in the show itself! He plays the bongos a couple of times in a halfhearted fashion, but you don’t use sticks on those! So why bother calling him Sticks? Mind you, what’s a Scooper?

    Anyway, most impressive bit for me watching as a toddler was when the gang peeked around a corner, one head on top of another. I thought that was brilliant.

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