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Get Fresh

1 9 8 6 – 1 9 8 8 (UK)
120 minute episodes

The host of Get Fresh was Gilbert the Alien (green and spotty with an endless stream of snot) who came from the planet Drill and was the pilot of the spaceship Millennium Dustbin.

Along with his two human friends, Gaz Top (Gareth Jones) and Charlotte Hindle, he would land the ship in a different town each week for two hours of live anarchic Saturday morning television. Comedy was provided by The Vicious Boys (Andy Smart and Angelo Abela). getfresh_gilbert

Get Fresh also featured the animated series The Centurions and The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers.

A pre-recorded Sunday morning edition of the show called Get Fresh Sunday was also presented by Gaz, Charlotte and Gilbert and featured The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and Adventures of the Gummi Bears along with studio-based interviews and features.

In 1988, Gilbert spun off from Get Fresh into his own series, Gilbert’s Fridge.

Gilbert the Alien
Phil Cornwell
Gaz Top

Gareth Jones
Charlotte Hindle
Josie Lawrence
Andrew O’Connor
Gary Wilmot
Gian Sammarco
Michael Bassett
Carmen Pryce
The Vicious Boys
Angelo Abela
Andy Smart