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Metal Mickey

Metal Mickey. - Unbeknownst to many of his fans, Metal Mickey was actually already a minor showbiz personality before his eponymously titled series was first broadcast. In 1978 he released a novelty record, ‘Lollipop’, on the EMI label and on the back of this started making appearances on some of the most popular television shows of the time: TISWAS, The Generation Game, Jim’ll Fix It and Game for a Laugh to name a few.

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BBC Juke Box Jury 1959-67 with David Jacobs. This was a must see program on a Saturday evening. On the left, singer Frankie Vaughn, one of my Mum's favorites.

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Z-Cars centred on the mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Merseyside. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962, and ran until September 1978.

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Dixon of Dock Green - George Dixon, played by Jack Warner in all of the 432 episodes, from 1955 to 1976.

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Animal Magic with Johnny Morris. Totally Unique - one of a kind. He invented the voice over / talking animals genre surely?

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it's Friday, it's 5 o'clock, it's Crackerjack! Photo shows my favourite part of the show - quiz that included being loaded up with prizes and keeping what you didn't drop!

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Emergency Ward 10, one of the UK's most popular television shows was the medical drama serial. The serial which is set in Oxbridge Hospital began in February 1957.

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