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Krankies Television
UK, ITV (Border), Children's sketch, Colour, 1989
Starring: The Krankies, Russel Lane

Three series in which the Krankies supposedly opened up their own satellite TV station, Krankie Television, broadcasting their usual merry madness via such programmes as a fund-raising Krankathon and the blockbuster movies Indiana Jimmy And The Temple Of Dougal and Jim Tracy. Other regular characters seen lending a 'helping' hand were Aunt Maud, Grannie, Jessie, Bernard Birdbrain and Dougal McDougal. Somewhat surprisingly, the usually deadpan Magnus Magnusson made two appearances as himself.

Researched and written by Mark Lewisohn.

The Krankies - (Ian and Janette Tough)
Russel Lane - Jack Jobsworth (series 2)

Russel Lane - Writer
Brian Marshall - Writer
Harry King - Director / Producer
Paul Corley - Executive Producer
Transmission Details
Number of episodes: 21 Length: 14 · 25 mins · 7 · 30 mins
Series One (7 x 25 mins) K.T.V. 18 July-29 Aug 1989 · Tue 4.45pm
Series Two (7 x 30 mins) Krankies Television 11 July-29 Aug 1990 · Wed 4.40pm
Series Three (7 x 25 mins) Krankies Television 18 Mar-13 May 1991 · Mon mostly 4.20pm

The information in the Guide to Comedy is complied from 'The Radio Times Guide to Television Comedy' by Mark Lewisohn, published by BBC Books. More information about the book is available from the BBC Shop.
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