Mr Squiggle (not) on “Collectors”

This week on the TV show “Collectors”, iconic Australian children’s character, Mr Squiggle, makes an appearance with his maker, Norman Hetherington.

“Hetherington talks about Mr. Squiggle, who went to air in 1959 for a trial season of six weeks only and lasted six decades for the ABC. The cartoonist and self-taught puppet-maker also shares Blackboard and many of his 400 puppets. It airs 8pm Friday on ABC1.”

Mr. Squiggle on Collectors!
Mr Squiggle

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2 thoughts on “Mr Squiggle (not) on “Collectors”

  1. Of course, this segment didn’t aired as advertised. My apologies if I helped to set up anyone’s disappointment. I’ve been trying to think of how to compose a response all morning.

    It seems the host, Andy Muirhead, was charged earlier this week with having child pornography on his computer, so the ABC has (seemingly) wildly overreacted to possible viewer outrage and yesterday put the whole show on hiatus – and even (temporarily?) removed its web presence from the main ABC website.

    Do they think he left subliminal messages scattered through the show or something? His hearing is in August, but until then, “Collectors” has itself become a rarity.

    So much for innocent until proven guilty.

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