The popular television series Tiswas is to be revived. The Saturday morning children's show, which made stars of Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees and Chris Tarrant during its heyday in the seventies, has been bought by Yorkshire Television who plan to revamp the show for a new run early next year.
Yorkshire Television executives have announced that show will now be fronted by Noel Edmonds, Davina McCall and, in a move that will shock many fans of the original series, former Libyan president Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who will be appearing as the Phantom Flan-Flinger.
A spokesman for the ousted dictator has said: "His Excellency has been in discussions with the infidel broadcasters at Yorkshire, and intends to fulfil the role for which he was destined."
The Colonel's repertoire for the new show is said to include custard pies, silly string, anthrax, phosphine gas and medleys of Eurovision hits from Bucks Fizz, Abba and Brotherhood of Man.
If this new format is successful, Yorkshire also plan to revive Bullseye with Robert Mugabe, the Generation Game with Idi Amin and Metal Mickey with Professor Steven Hawking.