Saturday, 23 January 2016
324 Fred Basset
First viewed : January 1978
This is here because in the early part of 1978 I established a pattern that Friday night was telly night. I'd get home , have tea, get into pyjamas and then watch the box unbroken from the tail end of Crackerjack to the beginning of the regional programme on BBC1 at 10.15pm.
At the start of this period the programme in the Magic Roundabout slot was Fred Basset which had first been shown in 1976. It brought the character from the Daily Mail comic strip ( which is still going ) to the small screen. Fred came from an impeccably middle class household and had the attitudes to match. The TV series was shortlived and made very little impression on me.