BRIEF BUT BRILLIANT comdram which has stayed etched in a million brains. MARK FRANCIS was your eponymous everykid, posh (naturally) but who kept referring to himself as “a leader of men”. The rest of that titular band: Lux, a big tall dopey one with black-framed glasses; William, second-in-command who wanted to be gang leader causing friction between himself and leader-of-men Graham; and Robert and Keith, who were best buddies and always fighting. Spoilt Violet Elizabeth type girl called Mildred with a huge family who popped up everywhere (referred to as ‘Daddy Blight’, ‘Auntie Blight’ etc. by Graham et al) was always following them and trying to get in the gang. Episodes consisted of effortlessly bonkers but entertaining antics, including one where they all dressed up as Graham for some reason and ran round a shopping centre, one where William dressed up as a girl to take Mildred’s part in the school play when she got chicken-pox, one where there was a go-kart race in the town with Graham as one entry and Mildred and William coached by Mildred’s Dad as another. Plus there was the time when Mildred had a birthday party and members of a rival gang came dressed in Gorilla suits and trashed her house. Towards the end of the series there was even one where they got – gasp! – girlfriends (French exchange students, naturally). Nice one.