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On Safari

"I thought I was the fairy" etc. etc.INSIPID CARDBOARD jungle-set mincing with the rotund campmeister’s rotund campmeister, CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS. The actual content is thankfully lost in the mists of time, but early appearance of the dread kiddieslandword “gunge” heralded the swamp round, with contestants making their way over the surface of a huge studio tank of orange-green lasagne via stepping stones that may be solid… o-ho-hore not!!! Forsythean catchphrase: “Safari… so-goody!” Female number two in the proceedings was pre-Enders GILLIAN TAYLFORTH. Always ended: Biggins – “Say goodbye Gillian”. Taylforth – “Goodbye Gillian”.



  1. Asa

    July 11, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    TVS not Central 😉

    Cheers, Asa

  2. TV Cream

    July 11, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Corrected! Thanks, Asa.

  3. Tarzan

    July 11, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I’ll always remember my mother seeing On Safari and describing Gillian Taylforth thus: “Dressed up like that and a voice like a coalman.”

  4. Richard16378

    June 21, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I remember the contestants won a “gold” pith helmet trophy.

    Another round involved a water tank IIRC.

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