Sunday, 5 June 2011

Top 7 Children's TV Presenters

1 Johnny Morris (Animal Magic) - my hero while growing up [tc]

2 Tony Hart (Vision On, Take Hart) [M] - all-round top bloke [mi]

3 Johnny Ball (Think of a Number) [T] - an inspiration (just don't google for his recent activity...) [tc]

4 Kenneth Williams (Jackanory) - pushing the definition slightly, but he was always there back in the day [dm]

5 Brian Cant (Playaway) - the face and voice of '60s and '70s TV for those of us growing up then [mi]

6 Janet Ellis (Blue Peter, Jigsaw) - because we couldn't have a list without a BP presenter. Oh and she was utterly gorgeous, as well... [tc]

7 Bernard Cribbins (Jackanory) - see avuncular (adj.) [mi]

As ever, all comments and pointing out of glaring omissions welcome...

Introduction & Top Sevens

Hello world, this is Tân. After 14 years online and three defunct websites, this is my first blog, so expect dancing babies, oodles of unskippable flash animations and... no, actually, I think it'll just be text, with maybe the occasional piccie.

The inspiration for the blog was a conversation with a couple of friends on a car journey, during which we shamelessly ripped off an idea from the wondefrul Retrogaming Roundup podcast and decided to come up with our own series of Top Seven lists (RRU has top tens, but we can't count that high...)

In brief, we each choose three picks on a given topic, then the other two decide whether the picks are worthy of inclusion and how high - obviously with nine picks there will be two that don't make it, ensuring that all the picks chosen make the grade with at least two thirds of us. The first list will be posted almost immediately, so look out for our Top Seven Children's TV Presenters...