Ventriloquist ray allen (also
responsible for Lord Charles) always seemed to be
very patient in his shows with scruffy (and very
naughty) boy tich, and vociferous (and even
naughtier) duck quackers.
Era - 1950s
One of the most interesting aspects
of 'Whacko' from the perspective of today is the
way that corporal punishment is accepted as a
normal aspect of school life, which as often as
not has its funny side. To begin with, there is
the programme's title, derived from the schoolboy
slang for a caning. The headmaster is seldom
without his cane as he walks about the school
premises and he is only too happy to use it.