Tiny Toon Adventures – tape 1235


More of the Spielberg produced cartoon series Tiny Toon Adventures. These were shown on Children’s ITV.

The tape opens with the end of The Sooty Show. There’s a trailer for Rolf’s Cartoon ClubThere’s more Sooty in among the episodes, and a trailer for Rupert.

After the final episode on the tape, there’s an extra cartoon – a Porky Pig cartoon called Robinson Crusoe Jr.

Then we have a lovely discovery. It’s the start of an episode of Utterly Brilliant, presented by Timmy Mallett, looking at skiffle, and who should appear, playing double bass, but Mark Kermode, the UK’s most trusted film critic. Here’s their first number, with Mark on vocals:

And here is Mark showing Timmy Mallett how to make a Tea Chest Bass.

Finally, the band plays another number – this is where my recording finished, so it cuts off before the end.

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