Zig and Zag

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Zig and Zag arrived from planet Zog in 1987 and began to appear on the children's afternoon programme 'Dempsey's Den'.

  • Title
    Zig and Zag
  • Production Year
    1989
  • Contributor
    Ian Dempsey (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:08
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Dempsey's Den
  • Clip title
    Zig and Zag
  • Extended description

    Puppets Zig and Zag arrived in Ireland from planet Zog. The two aliens and their dog Zuppy were adopted by presenter Ian Dempsey. In this clip Zig and Zag are trying to help a caller to the programme who has entered a spelling competition.

  • Information

    'Dempsey's Den' presented by Ian Dempsey began on 29th September 1986. Puppets Zig and Zag arrived in Ireland from planet Zog. The two aliens and their dog Zuppy were adopted by Ian Dempsey. The children's afternoon presentation was later shortened to 'The Den'. Zig and Zag were joined by a sock monster, Soky, and a turkey, Dustin.

    Although originally aimed at children, 'The Den' gained cult status among the student population. The exact broadcast date for this clip is not clear. The clip was used in a programme from the series 'Down the Tube' looking at children's television which was broadcast 16 January 1989.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Broadcasting, Children, Puppets, Zig, Zag
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Two (Network 2)
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    DLX/01181
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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