1 9 8 9 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
Central Television produced this slice of alternative humour for the under 12’s – a weird and wonderful fantasy where inanimate objects took on personalities of their own in a sort of Alice In Wonderland meets Monty Python – in the summer of 1989.
The six stories were written, told and performed on location in the Warwickshire countryside by alternative comedians Morwena Banks, Chris England, Chris Lang and Andy Taylor.
Each week, Albert Albert (Chris England) left his house and found himself in a strange world, interacting with characters such as the revolting Fitter’s Mate (Morwenna Banks) who had disgusting habits and was a compulsive liar; vile Adrian Vickers (Chris Lang) who collected the black bits from under his toenails; “Redface” (Andy Taylor) – a peculiarly red-faced chap with a propensity for shrieking, and Silas Bogg (Andy Taylor), a blue-coloured giant of a man who would shrink if bitten on the bottom.
Albert joined explorer Count Vasco and discovered a coastline in his own bathroom which led to a new continent and encountered a four-armed businesswoman and the ‘kitchen of doom’ whilst on a hunt for Guffard Giggler, a custard-obsessed idiot.
Meanwhile, Polo players ran around with their horses on their backs, Fitter’s Mate desperately tried to chat up a painting which came to life, and a tool library attempted to enforce a strict 8-second loan policy.
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