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If so, what were they (January 2018)

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Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I've been in the audience for an episode of Dead Ringers (the tv series) at Television Centre. I recall Jon Culshaw being dressed as Blair and in between takes asking someone if his Ozzy Osborne 'tattoos' were visible under the suit, before saying "Sharon, I'm the f**king prime minister". We also saw quite a bit of pre-recorded material, which was featured across the rest of the series.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
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IndigoTucker
I had my name and a letter read out on Puffins Pla(i)ce by Kevin - which surprised him a lot as I was living in Birmingham at the time. This was just as the ITV regions had launched on Sky and I thought it was terribly exciting!
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elmarko STV Central Reporting Scotland
I had my name and a letter read out on Puffins Pla(i)ce by Kevin - which surprised him a lot as I was living in Birmingham at the time. This was just as the ITV regions had launched on Sky and I thought it was terribly exciting!


My mate was a puppeteer on that several times when he worked there. Apparently the puppet job went to whoever was free at the time. Sometimes admin staff!
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TellyFan
I appeared in the audience of The Jeremy Kyle Show USA in New York City.
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A former member
I had my name and a letter read out on Puffins Pla(i)ce by Kevin - which surprised him a lot as I was living in Birmingham at the time. This was just as the ITV regions had launched on Sky and I thought it was terribly exciting!


My mate was a puppeteer on that several times when he worked there. Apparently the puppet job went to whoever was free at the time. Sometimes admin staff!


If the rumors were true... the hand controlling Gordon the Gopher was a big wig at the bbc. So I wouldn't be all surprised if the Admin staff did it Very Happy
Last edited by A former member on 9 January 2018 10:40pm
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Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
If the rumors were true... the hand controlling Gordon the Gopher was a big wig at the bbc.


Watch from 1'53"

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madmusician Central (West) Midlands Today
I had my name and a letter read out on Puffins Pla(i)ce by Kevin - which surprised him a lot as I was living in Birmingham at the time. This was just as the ITV regions had launched on Sky and I thought it was terribly exciting!


My mate was a puppeteer on that several times when he worked there. Apparently the puppet job went to whoever was free at the time. Sometimes admin staff!


If the rumors were true... the hand controlling Gordon the Gopher was a big wig at the bbc.

If you're referring to Paul Smith, he became one. He ended up as Head of Presentation at Children's BBC in the 90s, and was (I think I'm right in saying) behind the Studio A revamp in the mid-90s. He's been Head of Editorial Standards at the BBC for the last little while.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I think Oscar's mate Gus Honeybun was generally operated by another announcer. I suspect the slots were often around shift change times so the incoming or outgoing announcer would do it.

Of course the fact that these characters didn't speak meant that a professional puppeteer wasn't required (I assume puppeteers weren't unionised back in the day!)
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DE88 UTV Newsline
One of my primary school teachers - who's sadly no longer with us - was interviewed as part of a Newsnight report circa 1996.

The report also included footage of her teaching me and my classmates - and me answering one of her questions.
Joined 8 January 2017. Retired 1 January 2019. Officially returned 12 July 2020. Can't rule out retiring again.
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Caly123 Wales Wales Today
I was on the Welsh version of BBC Children in Need back in 2015, when they came to interview my local climbing club. You can see me climbing on the walls.
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Bert75
I was on point of view may last year talking about the rubbish oneness idents didn’t get us any were thou

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