UK BBC children
show of the 70'
introduced by Noel Edmunds
. This was the BBC
's poor relation to Tiswas
. The Multi-coloured
came from the colourful clothes and early computer graphics. The Swap Shop was the phone-in
part of the show where children would swap their Action Man
with eagle eyes for a size 6 brownies
Keith Chegwin/Cheggers also appeared in the show on an outside broadcast from some god forsaken Northern Town. Usually trying to raise excitement from a crowd of 5 to 10 year olds in a wet muddy field by letting them win a few cheap prizes. At least these children were real. The carefully selected half-dozen children in the studio, must have been stage school children or on tranquiliers. You never heard a word from them except for a polite description of their Middle Class Hobby or a rendition of classical music on their recorder. Keith Chegwin married the attractive co-presenter Maggie Philbin. Goodness knows how. He must have had some blackmail on her.
Their mascot was a dinosaur called "Posh Paws", I'd love to see him attacked by Spit the dog.