Liverpool poet Roger McGough, singer Mike McCartney (McGear) and writer/actor John Gorman had made their TV debut on ABC's late night magazine show Gazette in 1964, subsequently making themselves useful to Light Entertainment producers with their cheeky, witty, literate take on modern culture, and after several pop hits they were finally offered their own series.
Described by the Radio Times as "a zany zig-
The show changed format for the second series which began 6th August 1971, becoming
a contest between two teams of children. Talking to The Stage about the new series
producer Stan Parkinson said "Children are entitled to a show like this. They're
innocent adults -
While they were waiting for their second series to appear they had been hired to provide scripts and songs for Decimal Five, a series of quick instructional films informing the UK public that the old imperial system of currency (pounds, shillings and pence) was on its way out in February 1971 to be replaced by the new decimal system of pounds and pence. They also appeared in a late night series Stress for BBC1 in summer 1971. The show featured a young couple Gary and Kim and how they faced the stresses of everyday life. Scaffold again providing the songs.
The show was seemed like a trial run for John Gorman who would be back on children's television in the late seventies with Tiswas.