New. A look at the some of the more curious guests on children's television over the years, featuring interviews with the programme makers.
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DIGITAL/CABLE CHOICES When the Stranglers Met Roland Rat
9.00pm BBC4 At some point in the 60s, a bright TV spark realised that kids' TV was the ideal dumping ground for pop acts that weren't "showbiz" enough for light entertainment shows on Saturday nights. So Tom Jones got on Crackerjack and the Beatles shared screen space with Lennie the Lion. A decade on, when TV on Saturday mornings was dedicated to kids, not cookery, every pop singer with a dodgy haircut and plenty of bands besides took the chance to appear.
Here's a collection of reminiscences that should have you squirming. No preview tape was available, but we're told that a classic scene includes the Clash and Penelope Keith appearing on the first edition of LWT's The Saturday Morning Show in 1979.
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