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The Rolf Harris Show screened in a 6:35 PM timeslot on Saturday nights, where Rolf was joined each week by The Young Generation dancing about.
Harris was already well known for hit records like Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport and Sun Arise, but his painting talent would come to the fore in the series.
He would produce a giant painting live on air during each show.
Thus it was that a whole generation spent their Saturday teatimes watching an Australian gent humming to himself and daubing a huge canvas with a thick brush, occasionally breaking off to ask the audience “Can you see what it is yet?”
Rolf Harris went on to Rolf’s Cartoon Club (1989-1990) and in recent years, Animal Hospital (1994-2001).
In June 2014 Harris was charged and convicted for indecent assault offences and sentenced to nearly six years in prison. He was released in 2017 after serving nearly three years. Following his conviction, he was stripped of many of the honours that he had been awarded during his career.