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Stewpot

1 9 7 0 (UK)
10 x 30 minute episodes

Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart starred in this 10-week Saturday afternoon series from London Weekend Television which debuted on 11 July 1970.

The ½ hour show featured pop groups and clips from children’s favourite films such as Lady and The Tramp and 101 Dalmatians, along with visits to children’s hospitals all over the country.

A chap called Don Crown appeared frequently. His speciality was warbling and whistling with accompaniment from a couple of dozen budgerigars (!)

Other guests included The Rockin’ Berries, Christie, The Scaffold, Marmalade, The Foundations, Blue Mink, The Tremeloes, Millie Small, Judith Durham (from The Seekers), Desmond Dekker, Anita Harris, Julie Felix, Jack Wild (and his brother, Arthur), Roger Whittaker, Dana, Leapy Lee, Rolf Harris, The New Seekers, 14-year-old Dutch singer, Heintje (huh?) and Design (huh? huh?).