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There’s A Bear In Here: Memories Of Playschool


I was a presenter on ABC TV’s Play School from 1993 through to 2001, although the episodes I was on ran for a few years after that.

I loved doing Play School.

My very first programme was a special outside episode in Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens. It was with Monica Trapaga and John Hamblin. I couldn’t believe I was actually doing Play School, singing “The Ants Go Marching”, introducing story time and pretending to be a hungry dinosaur! It was one of the best days ever!

I wrote a lot of songs that still get sung on Play School and even now big people stop me and say, “You’re Colin! I used to watch you on Play School when I was a kid!” How nice to have so many friends! And how nice to learn so much as a presenter on one of Australia’s
longest running and best-loved TV programmes!

Here’s a wee snippet of a song I did a long time ago with my friend George, where we visited some other friends to help out with jobs. See? My guitar is never far away.


Tour Dates

    • 30 May Colin Buchanan in Gladstone, QLD at “HopeLINK/Gladstone Baptist Church”
    • 31 May Colin Buchanan in Gladstone, QLD at “HopeLINK/Gladstone Baptist Church”
    • 02 Jun Colin Buchanan in Beerwah, QLD at Beeerwah Community Hall Buy tickets
    • 02 Jun Colin Buchanan in Peregian Springs, QLD at St Andrew’s Anglican College
    • 24 Jun Colin Buchanan in Erina, NSW at EV Church Buy tickets