Friday 26 June 2020

Mork & Mindy (animated) / Blankety Blank

Nostalgia proves as fickle a mistress as ever, with Doctor Velvet and Blackout looking back over the television of their youth. A quick jaunt across the pond drops in on everyone's favourite alien with the Mork & Mindy animated show, while back on home turf Sir Terence Wogan is king of the ruddy castle in Blankety Blank.

Is a cartoon spinoff of a live-action show which already petered past its natural conclusion ever a good idea? Who has the temerity to upstage the understated magnificence of Derek Griffiths? And what were they putting in the gin at the Television Centre green room?

There's only one way to find out...

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