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Series cast summary:
Frank Bough Frank Bough ...  Self - Presenter / ... 7 episodes, 1972-1982
Sue Lawley ...  Self - Presenter 6 episodes, 1974-1983
Bob Wellings Bob Wellings ...  Self - Presenter 6 episodes, 1970-1974
Michael Barratt Michael Barratt ...  Self - Presenter 5 episodes, 1972-1974
Richard Stilgoe Richard Stilgoe ...  Self - Presenter: Consumer Unit 3 episodes, 1974-1983
Tom Baker ...  Self 3 episodes, 1976-1980
Marty Feldman ...  Self 2 episodes, 1970-1977
Jimmy Savile ...  Self 2 episodes, 1971-1974
Valerie Singleton Valerie Singleton ...  Self - Presenter: Consumer Unit 2 episodes, 1974
Diana Rigg ...  Self 2 episodes, 1977-1982
Peter Davison ...  Self 2 episodes, 1980-1983
John Stapleton John Stapleton ...  Self - Presenter 1 episode, 1979
Nicholas Woolley Nicholas Woolley ...  Self - Reporter 1 episode, 1977
Bill Kerr-Elliott Bill Kerr-Elliott ...  Reporter 1 episode, 1979
Brian Ash Brian Ash ...  Self - Reporter 1 episode, 1970
Pauline Laville Pauline Laville ...  Self 1 episode, 1973
Hugh Scully Hugh Scully ...  Self - Presenter 1 episode, 1979
Ken Adam ...  Self 1 episode, 1979
Richard Kershaw Richard Kershaw ...  Self - Presenter 1 episode, 1983
Ray Fuller Ray Fuller ...  Self 1 episode, 1973
Elida Fuller Elida Fuller ...  Self 1 episode, 1973
John Bonham ...  Self 1 episode, 1970
Ray Coleman Ray Coleman ...  Self 1 episode, 1970
Roberta Gibbs Roberta Gibbs ...  Self 1 episode, 1970
Robert Plant ...  Self 1 episode, 1970
Alfred Tabb Alfred Tabb ...  Self 1 episode, 1971
Katy Manning ...  Self 1 episode, 1973
Rock Bottom Rock Bottom ...  Themselves 1 episode, 1974
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Diane Langton Diane Langton ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Annabel Leventon ...  Self 1 episode, 1974
Joanna Lumley 2 episodes, 1974-1975


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Skateboarding Duck
4 November 2006 | by mikehoughtonSee all my reviews

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Herbie the skateboarding duck (c.1976-83) was the subject of an item first broadcast on the BBC news magazine programme Nationwide on 24 May 1978, which has become one of the most famous feature items in the history of British television.

Herbie, an Aylesbury duck, was bought by Jacky and Paddy Randall of Croydon for their children Michaela and Colin. The film, presented by reporter Alan Towes, includes footage of Herbie waddling along the street, joining the family at breakfast and attacking the Randalls' terrier. The most famous part of the film is a four-second shot of Herbie apparently skateboarding by himself on Colin's board. This image seemingly captured the public imagination, and the BBC received many requests for it to be shown again, which it frequently was.

The clip also appeared on other TV stations around the world, many of which also produced their own variations on the theme. There was also renewed interest in the clip in 1983 after the death of Herbie was announced, and it has been repeated many times since on other TV programmes.

As a result of the item's popularity, the term "skateboarding duck" has come to signify a particular sort of quirky and essentially frivolous news story, often used to fill time at the end of a broadcast.

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