Runaround RIP

Posted by on Jul 30, 2007 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Sad news: Mike Reid (better known as Frank Butcher in the BBC’s Eastenders soap) has ambled off to the genial-gameshow-host-greenroom in the sky.

For non-Brits (or those under a certain age), Runaround was a 70s kids tv show which harnessed (or rather acknowledged and sought to frustrate) Herd instincts. And thus IMHO the peak of Reid’s career

Go here for more on the show.

And just once today, shout Mike’s catchphase outloud: “RUNAROUND


  1. John Dodds
    July 30, 2007

    “Gameshows and the Herd instinct” – a multimedia audience particpatory conference presentation. Just a thought.

  2. Mark Earls
    July 30, 2007

    Think you’ve cracked it, John