Robert Hampton

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18th January 2009

Broken Hart

That’s sad. I remember being glued to my seat during Hart Beat on early-90s Children’s BBC, before trying (unsuccessfully) to recreate some of his techniques at home. It usually resulted in paint all over the place, lots of screwed up paper where I’d made a mistake, and tears before bedtime.

(I’m also glad of the video clip on the BBC report linked to above, because it confirms that he did co-present SMart when it first started, and it wasn’t just my imagination. No-one else I’ve spoken to remembers that!)

17th January 2008

CBBC? No, I don’t see
Posted by at 11.22pm | Television | No responses

And the slow death of British children’s television continues:

The BBC has confirmed that it will shunt its BBC1 children’s programmes including Blue Peter to an earlier slot so BBC2 quizshow The Weakest Link can replace Australian soap Neighbours on the flagship channel.