Friday, 8 May 2015
"DOWN IN THE MEADOW WHERE THE WIND BLOWS FREE..."
FOLLYFOOT, the TV show, had finished in September of
1973 ('though the three series were repeated at regular intervals),
but the Annuals (there were five of them) continued until '76, when
the one for '77 was published. I don't remember if I ever actually
watched the show, other than snippets of the odd episode, but the
theme tune is surely burned into the brain of everyone who
heard it back in the day. (Sing up at the back there.)
The art in the strip below is interesting, in that it's clearly
trying to look like the style of MIKE NOBLE (who drew the
strip in LOOK-IN), but isn't entirely consistent. I'd tenuously
suggest it could be by JOHN COOPER, but I wouldn't bet my
last bag of jelly babies on it. Anyone know for sure?
Anyway, today's trip into the past is only just short of 40
years, which, if you're my age, is no distance at all. You up for
it? We'll be back home before you know it. So let's go!
Oh, go on then - give the theme a spin...
Posted by Kid at Friday, May 08, 2015