Tickertape (1968– )

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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Presenter (16 episodes, 1968)
Jake Thackray ...
 Himself (16 episodes, 1968)


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Sunday television fare for the kiddies
10 May 2008 | by (NE London England) – See all my reviews

It's hard to comment on a show one hasn't seen for 40 years but I recall the theme song (by Jake Thackeray) even now "Tick-tick-er tape, Tick-Tick-Er Tape, A most pec-uli-er mach-ine" The other think I recall about it was that it had an animated sequence - cutout animation I think, the sort that has legs and arms without knee/elbow joints which would feature a boy and another character who was the devil/tempter - this would have been a nod to the fact that the show went out on Sunday. It is hard now to imagine the poor standard of shows that went out on Sunday, and as a result were supposed to be edifying and morally educational to the children watching. Not that children's TV has ever not had a message for its audience, just that Sunday shows were expected to be especially moral. Why did we watch them? because the stuff on the BBC was even worse from the preaching aspect. I will give this show credit for introducing me to the inimitable Jake Thackeray though!

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