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Whizzkid’s Guide, The

VARIOUS COMEDY skits instructing kids on how to cheat/succeed/get up to mischief at school. Advice was dished out by the unlikely combination of KENNETH WILLIAMS and ARTHUR MULLARD.

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  1. Droogie

    March 7, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    The book was great and lots of subversive fun for a school-kid. The TV series was a travesty however. Seeing Kenneth Williams, Arthur Mullard, Rita Webb etc. in school uniforms seemed creepy even back then. There was also a rubbish comedy band that would do a musical number each show too.

  2. Sidney Balmoral James

    March 8, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Williams’ diaries reveal a lot of tension when this was being filmed, largely due to friction between him and Rita Webb; I don’t remember the programme but I do remember an illustrated spread in Look-In, which indeed made the programme look hideous, with ancient, grotesque-looking troupers pretending to be children.

  3. Richardpd

    March 8, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Sounds very weird, almost like El Chavo Del Ocho which was a staple of Mexican TV for years: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Chavo_del_Ocho

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