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In The 1970s You Could Buy A Mike Reid ‘Triffik’ Ice-Cream

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IN the 1970s, children could take a bite from a Mike Reid ice-cream. Reid is best known for playing Frank Butcher in BBC TV’s EastEnders and fronting the children’s show Runabout.

 

 

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Reid, famous for saying ‘Wallop!” and “Tr-if-fik”, tasted of “covered nougat”.

 

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He also liked to tell kids to “Runaround”. Look out for the children doing the thumbs-up. In the 1970s, sticking your thumb up was the done thing.

 

 

 

 

Could he sing?

 

 

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Yes. He did the lot:

 

 

 

It’s hard to imagine a man who earned his crust as a stand-up comic with a book of ‘blue’ jokes fronting a children’s TV show.

 

The comedians of the television series The Comedians, who are to appear on stage at the London Palladium for a short season. L-R: Charlie Williams, Ken Goodwin, Mike Reid, Dave Butlet, Bernard Manning and Jos White. Ref #: PA.1323896  Date: 23/02/1972

The comedians of the television series The Comedians, who are to appear on stage at the London Palladium for a short season. L-R: Charlie Williams, Ken Goodwin, Mike Reid, Dave Butlet, Bernard Manning and Jos White.

 

 

But, you know, the 1970s… (Langauge is NSFW).

 

 

So. Who wants a Mike Reid ice-cream..?