1 9 8 1 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This Southern Television production for kids starred New Faces-winning ventriloquist Roger De Courcey and his dirty-minded stuffed bear, Nookie.
Guests on the short-lived afternoon show included Lulu (who Nookie introduced as “the sweet Scottish lassie with a superb chassis”), Bernie Winters (who brought Schnorbitz along), Clodagh Rodgers, Vince Hill, Anita Harris and Billy Dainty.
As if being called ‘Nookie’ wasn’t enough, the bear also had a pet dog called ‘Boobsy’ and other characters on the show included a local MP called ‘Ivor Bentwhistle’.
Lots of Nookie’s ‘colourful’ oneliners and double-entendres, fortunately, went over the kids’ heads.