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26.10.12

There’s A Bear In Here: Memories Of Playschool

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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.

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Tour Dates

    • 03 Jul Colin Buchanan in Launceston, TAS at Door of Hope Buy tickets
    • 04 Jul Colin Buchanan in Kingson, Tas at City Light Church Buy tickets
    • 29 Jul Colin Buchanan in Quakers Hill, NSW at Life Anglican Church
    • 11 Aug Colin Buchanan in Armidale, NSW at Presbyterian Ladies College Armidale – Astra Arts Centre Buy tickets
    • 12 Aug Colin Buchanan in Armidale, NSW at Presbyterian Ladies College Armidale – Astra Arts Centre Buy tickets

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