Forget East Enders, to me Mike Reid who died of a heart-attack in Spain last night, will always be known for hosting kids show “Runaround” celebrated here, here and youtubed ‘ere. Reid’s fellow-“Comedians” star Bernard Manning also breathed his last recently. The latter – longstanding purveyor of racist humour – will not be missed by most right-on types. They don’t make ’em like that anymore that’s for sure.

NB Mike Reid, kids tv presenter of Runaround is not to be confused with fellow comedian/ kids tv presenter Mike Read who was aapparently toying with the idea of running as Tory mayor but has now packed it in/walked the plank in favour of unintentional funnyman Boris Johnson.

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