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The Encyclopaedia Of Cult Children's Tv

3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Do you ever lie awake at night, wondering whether the Snorkmaiden was having an affair with Moomin Papa? Have you ever drunk a bit too much, and started an argument about Button Moon? Does Noesybonk from Jigsaw still haunt your nightmares? Do you find yourself drifting off during boring business meetings, trying to remember the names of all the Flumps? If so, this book is ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published 2002 by Allison & Busby (first published 2001)
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Tobi Grantham
May 09, 2015 Tobi Grantham rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015-read
Whilst comprehensive in the amount of material represented, the author seems overly fond of portraying himself in a mildly acerbic and cynical manner, whilst attempting to convey some sort of pseudo erudite humour. Failure all round sire.
A shame as it had all the makings of a positively interesting read. Instead it came over as rather half-arsed and not really enthusiastic about his subject, more a rote compilation of a volume to pay the rent.
Feb 07, 2011 Lex rated it liked it
Shelves: film-tv
Distinct over-use of the word "avuncular". Also quite repetitive in the fact that paragraphs on certain characters were re-used in the description of the programme they starred in.
Some glaring omissions too (in my opinion); a mere four lines on Count Duckula, with no mention of Nanny and Igor ?
However, a well-written and informative read full of nostalgia.
Oct 27, 2009 Mark rated it really liked it
Shelves: nostalgia
Great fun, a thorough run-through of childrens TV from the 60s through - a real gem for nostalgia-heads such as myself. Highly recommended.
Alex George
Oct 16, 2010 Alex George rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Funny. Full of memories. What's not to like?
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