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Country of origin UK
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel BBC
Original airing 1968

Zokko was a BBC television programme for children that ran on Saturday mornings between 1968 and 1970. It was devised by veteran children's TV producer Molly Cox, and featured a mixture of animations, film clips, magic and narrated cartoons. The show was named after its "presenter", a talking pinball machine (designed by Mike Ellis, the father of Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, and grandfather of singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor) which introduced the clips and then scored them in its robotic voice e.g. "Zokko, Score 7". The programme is regarded as "the first televised children's comic".[1] Apart from a compilation of highlights, only one complete episode remains in the BBC's archives.


  1. ^ The Independent 7 November 1991 p 35

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