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Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead? 

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1993   1973  
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Nick Patten Nick Patten ...  Himself 1 episode, 1973
Alison Smith Alison Smith ...  Herself 1 episode, 1973
Lucy Nickson Lucy Nickson ...  Musician 1 episode, 1993
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UK

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English

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20 August 1973 (UK) See more »

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Why Don't You? See more »

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my name is Francis Lloyd ...
2 January 2006 | by triumph-tsxSee all my reviews

...and i play rukka. This was one of first appearances of someone who was not white on a kids TV programme in the 1970s and to me this was important as i could see other children joining in the fun of the native population. Francis, a fellow of Afro-Caribbean descent, walked around tapping a beat out on various inanimate objects before showing his purpose was in perfecting his rukka (a sort of drum) playing. This he did at a concert complete with flashing disco lights with his friends of all races dancing away happily to his rukka. A tubby but tall boy, dressed if i remember in a shirt, blue jumper and black trousers, Francis was a mould breaker. I hope you are well and where are you and what are you doing?


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