Fun Factory (1980– )

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Credited cast:
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Therese Birch ...
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Billy Butler ...
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Gary Crowley ...
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Martyn Day ...
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John Forrest ...
 Mr. Nasty (1980)
Ray Teret ...
 Himself - Presenter (1980)
Paul Zenon ...
 Paul Collins (1980)


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31 May 1980 (UK)  »

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long forgotten kids show
14 November 2011 | by (Birmingham B6) – See all my reviews

Fun Factory, was a Saturday morning kids show that replaced - or rather filled - the void (albeit temporarily) left by Tiswas. Due to the sudden axing of Tiswas, ITV needed to come up with a quick fix and Fun Factory provided it. However, unlike its predecessor, the show was not a mayhem fest but more a studio produced variety show, as followed later with other kids programmes such as 'No. 73' and to an extent, the BBC's 'Going Live'. Guests from UK TV and music would come on and join the presenters, fronted by a then largely unknown Jeremy Beadle.

It was on for a couple of hours in the usual time slot and in terms of music, Fun Factory had some decent performers on it. Early 80's bands like Duran Duran, Madness and Landscape to name a few, with Duran Duran in particular doing a good job - notably performing the debut single 'Planet Earth'. Kim Wilde's 'Kids from America' video was another.

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