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TISWASToday Is Saturday Watch and Smile (children's programme shown on UK TV in the 1970s and 1980s)
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Matthew got his second time around big break after being interviewed on Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show about his short-lived Tiswas career.
Marc Neun, a pharmaceuticals driver, from Basingstoke, who runs the Tiswas Fan Club, was invited to the party where he took on the role as the Phantom Flan Finger on the night.
Tiswas began life as a Midlands-only show in 1974 though, by the late 1970s, it had been taken up by almost all ITV regions - Tyne Tees was the last to sign up, in 1981, just in time for its final series (their viewers missed out on so much
Guests and presenters on cult classic TISWAS, first filmed in Birmingham more than 40 years ago
Tiswas stood for Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile.
Eventually he landed a reporting job on ATV, before presenting Saturday morning children's show Tiswas from 1974 until 1981.
But it must seem a long way from his days of having buckets of water thrown over him on Tiswas.
TISWAS was originally produced as a Midlands regional programme by ATV and was first broadcast live on January 5, 1974.
No such anarchy would be allowed in today's health and safety obsessed world but was an essential ingredient of ITV's Tiswas, which would be 40 this year.
Paul may have been just eight years old when he appeared on the Birmingham made TV show Tiswas but it certainly left an impression.