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Spot On - First Episode Television (Full Length Episode) – 1973 Children

Spot On - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1973 Children

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This first episode of this much-loved kids series explores all things to do with lighthouses. It begins with a visit to Nugget Point; then things get eclectic. Earnest informational TV is interspersed with psychedelic graphics, cartoons, a sea shanty ("I want to marry a lighthouse keeper"), and funky lighthouse-themed songs. We meet Don (a lighthouse stamp collector); uncover the mysteries of how a ship fits into a bottle; and the three young presenters deconstruct their attempts at painting lighthouses, including a fine abstract effort from Ray. Classic.

Key Cast & Crew

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Murree Hutchinson

Producer

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Ray Millard

Presenter

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Paul Donovan

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I spent hours chopping up little bits of paper, glueing them on and getting the glue stuck to my finger and getting all the little bits on [...] It was rather a nuisance!
– Douglas, on creating his artwork