Jo Pacey


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  • The Basil Brush Show
    I actually saw the show being taped at Golders Green when Mr Derek (Derek Fowlds) was in charge. We saw Basil arriving in a plastic bag!! The magic was gone after that!
  • Kia-Ora
    Can’t imagine this ad being given any air time now! They’re even changing Disney’s Splash Mountain so the ‘stereotypes’ on here wouldn’t stand a chance! ‘It’s too aurangee for crows...’
  • One Thousand and One cleaning fluid
    The ad I remember goes back to the 60s - the one Old Grump remembers. Who knows what half a crown is now!
  • Royal Variety Performance
    God I remember this - in the 1960s my parents got really excited about it. In fact my mum would sit with the Radio Times open on her knee crossing off the acts as they came on, and giving us frequent bulletins of who we had yet to see. It was mildly entertaining for me when a ventriloquist act came on (like Lenny the Lion and Terry) or a magic act (such as David Nixon). Ah, those were the days, when we only had two channels to choose from. I think most of the country watched the Royal Variety show.
  • Roobarb
    What I remember most clearly about this was that the film was constantly jumping and vibrating- did your head in!
  • Crosswits
    I really liked this - I was quite food at it and actually applied to go on. They wrote to me and told me that they were cancelling it and did I fancy Catchphrase instead! At that time, the contestants on Catchphrase had to run down the stairs waving like cheerleaders at the beginning of the show. I said no, thank you very much!
  • The Sweet
    The weren’t The Sweet - they were called Sweet. I loved them in the 1970s. I went shopping for my mum and spent the change buying the single ‘Little Willy’. She was horrified because she thought it must be rude! Like littlepmt, I saw Brian Connolly in later years when he had literally to be carried onto the stage. He belted out all the old classics just the same. They defined my teenage years more than any other act. Fabulous.