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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothic View Post
    When they showed the pilot episodes in the eighties, they weren't all shown on all of the ITV regional channels, It was shown on TSW and not HTV. As my mothers house was in a cross over area, some people could receive TSW and some couldn't, so we'd all pile around to watch it at someone's house who could receive it.

    I think when they released the series, a lot of people in the HTV region hadn't seen the pilot shows, so it was a bit strange and confusing.
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    So, you had to all crowd around to watch the glory of Gus Honeybun?

    My sympathies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret lemonade drinker View Post
    So, you had to all crowd around to watch the glory of Gus Honeybun?

    My sympathies!
    Gus Honeybun is a South West legend!
    Do not diss the Bun.

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    Au contrare, my friend!

    I grew up in Devon, and was a child of the TSW era. I ever got on Gus Honeybun in 1985 when I was 9.

    I am a paid up member of the Cult of Gus. I sing the atrocious Gus Honeybun song daily by way of homage. I even met him at the Devon County show in the late '80s, along with Ted Tuckerman. Tight lines!

    Praise his furry name! (Gus, not Tuckerman of the blinding pullover...)

    YouTube - TSW era Gus Honeybun
    (Roger Shaw's expression at 1.25 -> is priceless)
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    I really miss him.

    Bring back Gus!

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    Unfortunately we missed out on Gus in the HTV area. Always saw it listed in the TV pages on TSW and occasionally reception was good enough to make out a few bunny hops!

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    Didn't have him the ITV region either, but I was always intrigued when I can across the name as a kid in the Look-In regional TV guide in the 70's.
    I assumed it was just a bloke

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    Ahhhh Gus Honeybun, now that brings back some memories, sadly I was never one of the chosen children who had their birthday greetings read out on tv and have Gus do some bunny hops let alone his cartwheel move he did........Now I occasionally listen to Judy Spiers on Radio Devon and she normally makes some comment about her time on TSW and her slot with Gus Honeybun.

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    I remember going on holiday with three friends to Torquay and seeing Gus on the telly in my hotel room,for the rest of that holiday we had to be sat by a telly for when Gus came on

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    Quote Originally Posted by toshiba View Post
    Ahhhh Gus Honeybun, now that brings back some memories, sadly I was never one of the chosen children who had their birthday greetings read out on tv and have Gus do some bunny hops let alone his cartwheel move he did.......
    Thats a shame. I wish I could do a magic button just for you!

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    Default Re: Gus Honeybun

    I used to watch Westward and loved Gus, I used to like Judi Spiers with him the best.
    TSW took over Gus but I seem to remember a newer cleaner brighter Gus which was never the same.
    Among the things you could ask Gus to do for your birthday was:
    Bunnyhops - 1 for each year of your age
    Stand on his head
    Turn the lights off
    And in the latter TSW period I seem to remember a big lever (the magic button mentioned above) which would I think change the colour of the backdrop.

    I grew up with a person who in now a BBC radio Devon presenter and his facebook profile pic is himself with Gus so he his still around somewhere.

    Also am I correct in thinking that one day he bounced so hard that one of his ears fell off?

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