Downtown was a genius section to rival something Alan Partridge might dream up. The premise, must you want reminding, was that viewers despatched in pictures of themselves and their mates (involving a visit to Boots, a stamp and an envelope in these days) whereas they have been, look ahead to it, down city.
The images would then be proven in a CBBC slide-show, as within the above video courtesy of this large Broom Cupboard website) accompanied by the dulcet tones of Petula Clark’s titular music. There was additionally an accompanying marketing campaign to get the Clark music to primary, utilizing a three-prong advertising marketing campaign of repeated publicity, felt-tip pen banners, and pleas from Phillip Schofield.
5. A Tribe Of Toffs – John Kettley Is A Weatherman
Technically, this clip is from Youngsters’s BBC summer season vacation spin-off, However First This (later often called BFT), nevertheless it all started within the Broom Cabinet.
In 1988, Sunderland-based band, A Tribe Of Toffs, despatched a cassette tape of their novelty music, John Kettley Is A Weatherman, to Andy Crane. Crane performed it to the producer of BFT, who invited the group right down to file a video that includes Kettley himself, and the result’s above. The music reached Quantity 21 within the UK singles chart.
In response to his official website, John Kettley continues to be a climate presenter, and appeared on Celeb Eggheads in 2013.