A children's TV sketch show using the premise of comic book with iconic characters such as Daisy Dares you, the hands and more!
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Richard Waites ...
 Cuthbert Lilly / ... (3 episodes, 1993-2001)
Sarah Pickthall ...
 The Handymen (3 episodes, 1993-2001)
Neil Buchanan ...
 Smart Arty / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1998)
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A children's TV sketch show using the premise of comic book with iconic characters such as Daisy Dares you, the hands and more!

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Trivia

Richard Waites played both Cuthbert Lilly and Tricky Dicky! See more »

Goofs

Many times in various episodes, you can see the camera, lighting equipment, reflector screens and spotlights reflected in Minnie the Mini Magician's glasses. See more »

Quotes

Minnie the Mini Magician: Oh well!
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Crazy Credits

Series one saw a boy walk into a shopping center newsagent and buying a copy of ZZZap! It contained a 'Free TV Zapper!'. He then pressed one of the buttons on it, and the ZZZap! comic became very over-sized, much to the amazement of everyone else in the shopping center. He then 'zapped' at the comic and the show would begin. See more »

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Featured in 20 Years CiTV Birthday Bash (2003) See more »

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Greatest Kids Show On Television
27 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Zzzap! by far was the greatest TV show i have ever seen. I still have a huge interest in it. It is about a comic that comes to life with all these wacky characters. The show went on from 1993-2001 and since then a majority of the characters have been swapped. The first series had characters including Cuthbert Lilly, Smart Arty, Tricky Dicky(my personal favourite), The Handymen and a puzzle page, From the on up to the end of series 8 the characters were Cuthbert Lilly, Smart Arty, Daisy Dares You, The Handymen and the puzzle page. From 9-11 the characters were Cuthbert Lilly, Minnie The mini magician, The Handymen, Daisy Dares You, and a few more puzzle page. At the very last season it was completely different and the giant comic was scrapped. All the characters stayed the same but instead of the comic it just had squares floating around the screen which was rather disappointing. Zzzap was excellent and made my childhood a thing to remember. I am still in search of episodes of the first season. I would highly recommend it to ANYONE


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