[DWJ] Widdy's Subjects

Charles Butler charles.hannibal at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 17:53:38 EDT 2007

I remember this programme too - but mostly because, yes, it was all too easy
to take the advice in its title. For no particular reason, in my mind it's
linked with *The Double Deckers* (which I also disliked) and *SWALK* (aka
*Melody*), which I mooned over.


On 20/06/07, Dorian E. Gray <israfel at eircom.net> wrote:
> Nicholas said...
> > scripsit Dorian ...
> >>"Why don't you turn off your television and go and do something more
> >>interesting instead?"
> >
> > This was the question asked at the beginning of every edition of the
> > 1980s BBC children's programme 'Why Don't You?', although I think the
> > wording was "... go and do something less boring instead".  I seem to
> > remember I usually followed their advice forthwith, anyway.
> "...less boring..." I think you're right.  But wow, someone else remembers
> it!
> One of the shames of my teenage years was that they used something I sent
> in - two years or so after I sent it; it would have been cool to have been
> mentioned when I was 12, but was very *very* embarrassing when I was 14.
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
> Dorian.
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