FIVE MINUTE FLEABAG originally on Westward then the channel that sank it. Gus was the worst puppet in the world: an expressionless toy rabbit quite clearly being manipulated by a hairy, chunky wristwatch-wearing arm under the table. A succession of oh-so-local presenters uneasily provided the “sanity” by reading out birthday requests from kids, showing pictures, your usual cheap-as-cheap-can schtick. Mr. Honeybun, for his part, did his characteristic “birthday bunny hops” marking out years attained by each kid, sometime “anarchically” showing his arse as well. His only moving part was an eyelid which could wink at the gathered masses. Also there was a mushroom-shaped “magic button” which, when haphazardly hit, caused some weird psychedelic effect on the Chromakeyed background. Even had a theme song – “He’s a star on TV, just for you and for me.” Got taken along to ITV head office as “lucky mascot” when TSW was trying to get franchise renewed. Station went bust shortly afterwards.