CUT-PRICE CALEDONIAN distant forerunner of ROLF HARRIS CARTOON TIME, only without giant pieces of plain paper, fat marker pens and earnest insights into Disney studio wizardry. In fact, without everything. The titular Mr Michael, already well into his 60s, would appear in a cold bare studio to cue cartoons, only to then cut into animation and “appear” mid-frame to “warn” character of impending peril: “What’s that Daffy? Looks like trouble ahead!” Used to be called Glen Michael’s Cartoon Cavalcade until the money ran out and cartoons rationed to two per show, the rest of the time spent featuring write-in dedications boasting kids’ heads cut from photos and stuck onto amateurish cartoon characters. As seen on CBeebies. Just the other day. Glen resembled that funny uncle who was always really nice to you but your mum warned you about. Scope of ambition, and indeed budget, summed up by sidekick: an oil lamp (yes, really) called Paladin which had a “spooky” voice but which never moved or did anything – it was an oil lamp, after all.