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Take Hart

For a generation, Take Hart gave rise to three things: Morph, The Gallery, and an overwhelming urge to smudge anything you'd drawn using chalk, charcoal or soft pencil with your thumb in an attempt to get the nice blending effect Tony made look so easy.

Morph, of course, was an icon, even though he was clearly an idiot. And presumably Tony never tried to explain the existence of "the little clay man who lived in a box on his desk" to any close family, otherwise they'd have had him locked up.

The Gallery was responsible for more parent's work being shown on screen than any other programme, Dad's crayola tribute to impressionism standing out a mile alongside little Sarah's "Still life of owl, in pasta, sand and glue".

The janitor however was rubbish.


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Take Hart Last post by remember
19 January 2009

Do You Remember Take Hart?

Do You Remember Take Hart?

  • Anonymous user
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    morph was funny! RIP tony...
  • Anonymous user
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    'The Gallery' started out on Hart's previous series 'Vision On', co-hosted by the recently deceased Pat Keysell.
  • Anonymous user
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    What a show...RIP Mr Hart....you are a legend.
  • Anonymous user
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    Tony Hart was my idol - I used to love the show which followed later in the late 80's called Hartbeat. He was so brilliant to watch and his assistant Margot made some great things out of cardboard!
  • Anonymous user
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    I loved take hart and sent in loads of pictures into the gallery never shown :( But still really good memories on anticipation and listening to the music, but have no Idea what it was called or where to buy.
  • Anonymous user
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    i used to love this programme and just recently i was called to tony hart in the ambulance service , but dont worry he was ok but he did let my crewmate and i look around THE gallery and have a good look at morph and the other one , he is a wonderful man , the gallery is in his back garden a treasured memory !!!!!!