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Paperplay

Basically there were two hand-glove puppet spiders called Itsy and Bitsy that were the stars of the show. Paperplay, produced by Thames TV in 1979, had a few minute slot on childrens' hour and it was on TV when Play School was popular. They used to make things like pen holders out of toilet roll tubes etc. It was presented by Susn Stranks and completely set against a black background so no one could see Itsy and Bitsy hanging from the puppet strings.


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Paperplay Last post by Oggy
05 July 2009
Paperplay Last post by remember
04 May 2009

Do You Remember Paperplay?

Do You Remember Paperplay?

  • Anonymous user
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    Remember this as a ten minute kinder craft programme with Susan Stranks of Magpie fame..
  • Anonymous user
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    These talented little spiders used to make all sorts of thins from everday items of scrap. And they would be easy to re create by a nimble fingered child. I used to watch with wonder in the early to mid part of the 70s. I remember it being in the lunchtime slot along with Bagpuss and the likes.
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, it was Paper Play, and I still have my Bitsy Spider glove puppet and a Paper Play book somewhere! Paperchase was a brilliant series too, it was the only one I was allowed to stay up for!
  • Anonymous user
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    The Paperchase I remember was an ace american drama serial about lawyers in training , starring John Houseman as their grizzled tutor. Have been after a copy of it for ages, so if anyone knows where it's hiding, I'd be really grateful!
  • Anonymous user
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    It was called 'Paper Play'! Yes I remember it - the two Spiders Itsy and Bitsy used to come down from their web and help to make things out of paper. Itsy squeaked and Bitsy growled! There was also a weird snail thing called Boris and a parrot that rocked on it's perch. Classic!