Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ooh, I Could Crush a Crackerjack Is Coming

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ooh, I Could Crush a Crackerjack Is Coming

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THE BBC is reviving cult classic children's TV show Crackerjack.

The show - with its famous 'crush-a-grape' catchphrase - was a staple of children's television the mid 1950s to the mid 80s and marked the start of the weekend with its mix of sketches, pop performances and games.

Now, 35 years after its last outing, it is making a comeback and will be made right here at MediaCityUK in Salford by BBC Children's In-House Productions.

TV bosses say the retro classic, which will be on CBBC and BBC iPlayer, will be 'revitalised for today's connected generation giving them an all-round, interactive experience while retaining the beating heart of what etched Crackerjack into the affections of British children for three decades'. It will feature 'a heady mix of jawdropping magic, laugh-out-loud comedy and silly studio sitcom' - and will air on Fridays with hundreds of kids in the studio taking part in the fun. …

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