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Yoffy lifts a finger.....
on 10 September 2001
Yes, they're here! Your life can now be considered complete; all thirteen episodes of the classic series Fingerbobs have finally arrived on DVD. Produced in the early 'Seventies, Fingerbobs was designed to demonstrate to pre-school children concepts such as softness and prickliness. Its presenter,Yoffy, was played by the Canadian Rick Jones, an ex-Play School presenter with a wonderfully calming voice. Each week, his expressive hands brought life to a whole menagerie of paper animals, including Fingermouse, Tortoise and Gulliver the seagull. They were meant to represent speed, slowness and flight respectively, and would collect various objects to help Yoffy tell a story. On a technical level, the picture quality is very good; the 16mm film prints bely their thirty years age and the transfer onto DVD is sharp. This disc is designed to appeal to twenty- and thirty-somethings wishing to "relieve their wasted youth". Extras include a Fingerbob version of the Fast Show - "Great, that sounds like a cow mooing" - and a text screen of information that features a few double entedres. That said, I'm sure that the toddlers of today will love this as much as their parents did before them.