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Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You!

YET ANOTHER of those preachy ON THE MOVE-style BBC educational initiatives, aimed at teaching the unwashed masses about road safety. Memorable only for the Tom Robinson-esque theme song which went – “Sorry mate, I didn’t see you/Sorry mate, I didn’t see you/Sorry mate, I didn’t see you/I didn’t see you/Ooh, sorry, mate/Ooh, sorry mate…” etc etc.



  1. Tim Monaghan

    March 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    It saved a lot of lives, though. And the BBC series book was OK. It was full of cartoons ranging from a biker pissing on a copulating couple to another motorcylist with his head rammed up an elephant’s ass. That, at least, was memorable.

  2. Shirley Mann

    February 28, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    There are plenty of idiots out there who still need the education

  3. Chris De'mon

    March 30, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Hmmm! Tim Monaghan… Coincidentally, the author of the book on which you comment, was also called Tim Monaghan!

  4. Bosun Smee

    October 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I think it was ‘Who’s sorry now?’, not ‘Ooh sorry mate’, and sung as a kind of ghostly response. It was very affecting.

  5. Brian

    March 21, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the BBC TV Series of this? if I remember correctly Neil Murray was featured on it and some great footage of a Kawasaki z1300 and CX Turbo etc great series and brings back fond memories of the good old days when there was more to life than sodding MP’s, Wars and Refugees! I would hate to be a teenager today what a bloody miserable life for them? no wonder they end up depressed and on drugs

  6. Tom Ronson

    March 31, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    I’m instantly reminded of the recurring cameo by top Tyneside comedian Anvil Springstein in Viz’s photo strips – whenever anyone got run over (and inevitably killed), the driver of the car was always played by Springstein, and always said ‘Sorry mate, I didn’t see him / her / you!’

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