All In A Tiswas!

TWO previously missing editions of fondly-remembered Saturday morning kids’ show Tiswas have emerged, reports Tiswas Online.

The discovery of the  shows has delighted fans of the anarchic programme, presented by stars including Chris Tarrant, Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees, John Gorman and Sally James.

Tiswas, produced by ATV and broadcast on ITV between 1974 and 1982, was famed for its mad-cap antics, not least the ever-lurking threat of the Phantom Flan Flinger, and developed a lasting following among students and adults in addition to its target audience.

As reported on the Tiswas Online forum, a recording of the first edition of the sixth series (1979 – 80) and 44 minutes of the first show of the following series have surfaced. They are domestic recordings but said to be perfectly watchable and highly enjoyable.

The first of the two recovered shows (tx 3/11/79) featured future Doctor Who lead Sylvester McCoy and musical guests E.L.O and Darts.

The episodes are available via the website – visit the trading circle forum for more information.

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One response to “All In A Tiswas!

  1. Ah, this is magic!

    TISWAS was one of the greatest pleasures of my childhood – it was Punk rock for kids! Along with the comic 2000AD, it was a welcome antidote to the sterile toryverse of Noel Edmonds….

    Sad to think that so many of those episodes vanished into the ether.

    Who, in their right mind, could make a show like that today? Kids hanging in cages, audience members randomly pied in the face by the “Phantom Flan Flinger”, and, ah, the lovely SALLY JAMES.

    I still remember the Birmingham postcode: B12Jp!!!!!!!!!!

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