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ROTTEN BADLY-DRAWN romp that began life as a mascot for the South Wales Electricity Board and should’ve stayed there. Teddy bear in factory was found to have “something wrong with him” and thrown away “like a piece of rubbish”. Then a “spotty man” brought him to life with “magic dust” and… well, you can see how desperate it all was. DEREK GRIFFITHS voiced the title role, JON P’TWEE was “Spotty”, and ROY KINNEAR and MELVYN “HOT MUM” HAYES were fat/skeletal henchmen to Texas Pete. Effortlessly irritating.



  1. Richard16378

    August 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Some of Texas Pete’s plans were fairly loopy, IIRC.

    There were a few story books, possibly pre-dating the cartoon.

    Living in a S4C fringe area it was really odd to watch this in Welsh, especially the end theme.

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