15th SEPTEMBER 2018, ST. MICHAEL'S CENTRE, CHISWICK
OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH with guests Don Maclean, Jan Hunt, Jillian Comber, Rod McLennan, Downtime Julie Brown, Valerie Walsh, writer Tony Hare, director Alan J W Bell, Christine Ozanne, Sara Hollamby, Kate O'Sullivan and Leigh Miles.
Crackerjack (the TV show with the built-in echo) gave us two enduring icons of Children’s Television … one long and thin, one round and plump. No, not Leslie Crowther and Peter Glaze! The Crackerjack pencil and the Double or Drop cabbage.
This launch brings together faces of Crackerjack's past reunited for one unique event.
Singer & Comedian 1974-79
Downtown Julie Brown
Comedian - Crackerjack LP 1974
Alan J Bell
Scriptwriter 1969 - 74
Impressionist and Young Entertainers winner 1978
If you were a child in the late ‘50s, the ‘60s, the ‘70s or early ‘80s you’ll have your own memory of TV’s longest-running teatime variety show. Eamonn Andrews piling prizes on the clever-clogs and cloth cabbages on the chumps … the pompous and perpetually heckled Glaze Lectures … those slapstick silent movies … historical finales with anachronistic pop songs … or Stu Francis splattered with garish gunge.
Alan Stafford has traced the 29-year history of Crackerjack from the very first cabbage to the last crushed grape, recalling the best of the onscreen fun while revealing loads of backstage secrets. All the triumphs and tiffs, the perils and pranks.
Tickets to this event cost only £25, and includes a copy of the book and an opportunity to receive your copy signed by the author and our celebrity guests (subject to commitments).
It wasn’t always on Fridays, it wasn’t always at five to five, but it was – and ever will be – Crackerjack. CRACKERJACK!!!