Talking Pictures TV has announced their intention to schedule regular broadcasts of the classic children’s TV show Runaround, presented by Mike Reid. Initially, it was to be just one episode but has since expanded to a weekend run.
Based on an American idea and produced by Southern Television between 1975 and 1981, it ran for twelve series and included Mike Reid, Stan Boardman, and Leslie Crowther as hosts at various times. It is unclear about the number of episodes that will be broadcast, many are missing from the archives.
Talking Pictures previously broadcast a Christmas special some time ago, but this is the first time they have scheduled a regular run of shows; At least one advertised as ‘not seen since original broadcast’.
Runaround will begin on Talking Pictures on 25th July at 7:40am, then broadcast regularly every Saturday & Sunday from 8th August at 9am.
We will update this story as it develops.