The Kitchin! – a forgotten 80s classic

Today I’ll be looking back at seminal but short-lived 80s kids’ show The Kitchin! I’m sure the show needs no introduction to many people, but I’ll give a bit of background for my younger readers.

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The Kitchin! was broadcast between 1988 and 1988 on short lived satellite channel KIDZ PLZ, with repeats on BBC airing a few years later. The plot centred around an everyday kitchen, and the utensils that came to life when the owners were out. An interview with creator Malcolm Not stated that Kitchin! Was spelled as such to rhyme with ‘itchin’, due to “there’s always pepper in a kitchen, so we ran with that. But then we realised we’d got sneezing mixed up with itching, but the titles had already been done by then.” Continue reading “The Kitchin! – a forgotten 80s classic”

The many rooms of the Rainbow house

Like everyone, I spend approximately six hours a day watching Rainbow. This is because I am cool and great.

During these Rainbow marathons, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon – the Rainbow house is infinitely big on the inside, with the ability to expand so it contains exactly as many rooms as the cast needs that day, but no more.

Here it is, inside and outside –

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And here we see George describing the house as “little”. Not ‘big’ or ‘huge’ or ‘a bastard to clean on your own, I’ll have to get a man in’, but “little”. Admittedly, he mostly seems to be concerned with how shiny the floor is. Continue reading “The many rooms of the Rainbow house”