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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tiswas reunited - did you see?

Did anyone catch the Tiswas Reunion on tv last weekend?

Pure nostalgia – Compost Corner, Spit the Dog, The cage, Phantom Flan Flinger and more.

ATV's Tiswas was the first full length Saturday morning TV show for kids and was produced by Chris Tarrant. It starred Chris himself, Sally James, Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees and regulars like Frank Carson and Sylvester Mycoy (remember his Werewolf act?).

I watched it with my 11 year old son, not sure if he'd laugh or not. Well, in the end, we both sat there laughing like drains. 25 years on and it was still as funny as I'd remembered it.

A colleague rued that he'd never been allowed to watch it and had to sneak round to friends houses to watch it but keep flicking over to Noel on the BBC just so he could recount what he'd supposed to have watched.

Quite funny really, Tiswas had a slight anarchic feel to it and at school, you were either a Tiswas or a Swap Shop camp.

It all lead to a top 5 TV catchphrases but can you match them to the show they're from? Answers at the bottom (not!)

Compost Corner
It's a good guess, you're not right
Have a look at what you could have won
From Norwich, its the quiz of the week
Only you can see me Jeff

We might be showing our age there a bit and hopefully, not bad taste in TV entertainment.

Leave your own TV memories.

Of course, here at Fabulous Photo Gifts, we're too busy really to have time to watch television, and can recommend a photo jigsaw instead of a few square eye hours.

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