Watch with Michael

<em>Bill and Ben, Andy Pandy, the Woodentops, and Michael Portillo - all created in the fifties - ar

rag tag and bobtail

portillo and teddy

soft sock in hobnail

back stabbers ready

slime to go home!

looby loo pandy

portillo ribena

gladhander grandee

kensington preener


portillo with mummy


scrunching the dummy

for a woodentop job

I think the little house knows

don't you?

This article first appeared in the 20 September 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Men vanish from the universities