Bric-a-Brac (TV series)
|Format||Children's television series|
|Created by||Michael Cole and Nick Wilson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Producer(s)||Michael Cole, Cynthia Felgate and Nick Wilson|
|Original channel||BBC1 (1980 – 1982)|
|Original run||1 October 1980 – 29 September 1982|
Bric-A-Brac is a British children's television series devised by Michael Cole and Nick Wilson, and starring well known children's television presenter Brian Cant. It was produced by the BBC and originally ran from 1 October until 5 November 1980, with another series from 18 August to 29 September 1982. It was repeated frequently until 1989.
The programme was set in a fictitious junk shop, with its shopkeeper played by Cant, who would deliver a monologue to camera. Each episode centred on a particular letter of the alphabet, with different items beginning with that letter found and discussed by the shopkeeper. Cant's script made heavy use of alliteration, and made use of tongue-twisters. At the end of each episode, he would wind up and set off a traditional clockwork toy, upon which the camera would focus whilst the credits rolled.
The programme was presented by Brian Cant throughout its run.
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