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
- ContributorIan 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.
'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
- Genre Entertainment and Performing Arts
- 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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