SUBLIME SIMPERING nonsense that began as an animated campaign to promote North Sea oil. Titular apparition was created by artist Nick Spargo and leant pipes by KENNETH WILLIAMS, despite the Beeb telling Spargo “it would be wrong to have Williams’s voice just before the news”. Instead Willo became, basically, Kenny, the nosey narrator of life in Doyley Woods wherein dwelt a menagerie of freaks and fancies: Mavis Cruet, hapless fairy; Carwash, learned cat; Arthur, world-weary caterpillar; Evil Edna, monstrous walking TV; the Moog, pig-shaped dog who was thick; and Twit the bird. There was also an ugly prince who kept being turned into a frog and vice versa. And space aliens visited in one episode. Perhaps.