Dick’s TV Career

Published on Friday, January 25th, 2019

During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Dick was lucky enough to present several children’s television shows, including one called Rub a Dub Tub, one called Pob’s Programme and one called Tumbledown Farm.

In all three programmes, Dick would meet lots of different animals, accompanied by this faithful Dachshund Dodo, or his brother Tony’s lovely black Labrador Hattie. Both these dogs became TV stars in their own right, and perhaps even outshone Dick a little!

The image above is Dodo looking rather sweet and hopeful on a farm during an episode of Rub a Dub Tub in 1983. She really was a fantastic dog.

Did you know that there is a Dick King-Smith YouTube Channel, where you can see lots of the animals that Dick, Dodo and Hattie meet, including some unusual ones! Below, Dick and Dodo visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park and meet some alligators, a giant tortoise and a rather large Burmese python. Yikes!


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