Little Big Time
1 9 6 8 – 1 9 7 3 (UK)
13 x 25 minute episodes (1968-69)
13 x 25 minute episodes (1970)
13 x 25 minute episodes (1971)
13 x 25 minute episodes (1973)
Freddie Garrity (bespectacled former lead singer of 60s beat band Freddie & The Dreamers) was the star of Little Big Time – a zany kids entertainment series featuring a mixture of music, variety acts and sketches over 25 minutes on Wednesday afternoons.
The second series (1970) featured a slightly eerie panto-like segment called “Oliver In The Overworld”. The third series (1971) consisted entirely of this serial.
“We’re all going to the Overworld … we’re all going to the Overworld” – and beware the Hungry Drains . . .
The 4th and final series commenced on screen in July 1973 and ran until October of that year.
It featured “Freddie’s Joke Hall of Fame” – a fictional story with jokes music & songs.
Characters included Stupid Nana (Dreamers bass player Pete Birrell), Mr Inout Pending and evil Sir Jasper Nasty Bonce.
Oliver the Clock
The Mighty Dictaphone
The Grim Gramaphone
Waste Disposal Unit
Chief High Pipe
Sir Jasper Nasty Bonce
Mr InOut Pending