What a wonderful and entertaining trip down memory lane The Children's TV Quiz Book is. There s a veritable multitude of awe inspiring kid s TV shows that come bounding back into your memory as you flick through the pages. There s questions - some easy, some stinkers - amazing facts, fascinating trivia, and a whole heap of fun to be had here. I always get a warm glow when someone comes up and tells me they have had many joyous hours watching Thunderbirds or Captain Scarlet or Stingray it really makes me feel like I ve done my job well. But let s keep those happy hours ticking over with more and more quality kid s telly because children today deserve happy memories of sprawling out on the couch and spending a bit of time with the old goggle box too. Save kid s TV and save the future of imagination! --Gerry Anderson MBE, Producer, Director and Writer
Utterly brilliant! Dean s finally gone and done The Classic Children s TV Quiz Book! He always said he would, and he always keeps his promises. Like the time he said he was going to conquer Iceland in the name of Her Majesty. He did too, albeit unsuccessfully, and now has to do all his shopping in Asda instead. This book is going to bring back so many wonderful memories from a time when kid s telly was great, men were men, women were women, and puppets were puppets. Maybe it ll answer the burning question Why did Bungle wear a towel when he got out of the bath, but walked around naked the rest of the time? So sit back, dip into the book and let your misspent childhood catch up with you once again. Now, where did I put my mallet?, I feel like bonking somebody over the head with it and screaming blaaaaaaah! in their ears. Timmy Mallett, TV Presenter --Timmy Mallett, TV Presenter
At last, the definitive quiz book for classic children s telly! Now we can spend endless hours arguing with our friends and family about what colour Roobarb was, whether Hong Kong Phooey was called Henry or Penry, and of course what ever happened to Mr Bronson s wig! Our old chum Dean has spent millions and millions of hours researching this book. Trawling the internet for facts. Ringing, emailing and blackmailing the stars of yesteryear for titbits of information. Watching DVDs and videos of every kid s show ever made especially the bits of Tiswas where Sally James was wearing sexy boots. Actually, we heard that was the only thing he watched. So if you have fond memories of Rent-A-Ghost, Swap Shop, Happy Days, Grange Hill and thousands of other terrific telly, then by the time you ve read this book those memories will be even ... fonderer. And, after dipping into this book, you ll be able to trick your chums into saying the word Crackerjack! so you can quickly shout Crackerjack! back! By Noel Edmonds beard this Children s TV Quiz book is a tome of boundless fun and heart warming nostalgia! And by the way, Mr Bronson s wig is currently driving a cab, but has just written it s autobiography That Grumpy Bugger Was Beneath Me. ~ --Trevor Neal (Trevor and Simon, Children's TV Comedy Duo)
About the Author
Dean Wilkinson began writing comedy in children s comics which saw him publish his own title Fizog which lasted a staggering 3 issues. He turned his attention to children s television and went on to pen episodes and sketches for many shows including The Big Breakfast, Zig & Zag, Byker Grove, Timmy Towers, Comic Relief, Harry Hill s Shark Infested Custard, Planet Sketch, to name a few. For many years he was Ant and Dec s writer scripting the multi award winning SMTV Live and Chums. He is also creator and writer of CBBC TV s Bad Penny and the smash hit sketch show Stupid. Dean lives on Teesside in the north of England with his wife and daughters.