Fred Harris (presenter)

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Fred Harris is a British comedian and children's television presenter. Formerly a school teacher, he began his television career as a presenter of the BBC children's programme Play School,[1] on which he appeared regularly between 1973 and 1988. During this time he was also a presenter on Ragtime and Chock-A-Block.

He fronted several home computing BBC programmes (including Micro Live) during the rise of the microcomputer in the early 1980s. He also presented a number of educational and schools programmes on the subject of maths, including ATV's Figure it Out (memorable for having a set which included a giant pocket calculator), Central Television's Basic Maths and Channel 4's Make It Count.

His career in comedy involved regular appearances in radio shows such as Huddwinks, The Half-Open University, The Burkiss Way and Star Terk II and in the television show End of Part One.

In the 1990s, he presented the Radio 4 programme The Litmus Test.

From late 1990s up to the present day he can be seen on the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) children's programme Room 785.[1] Here he presents the "Broom Cupboard" slot introducing the forthcoming programmes.

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  1. ^ a b "Play School star Floella's back", The Sun, 25 September 2007, retrieved 2010-11-25