'Its Prof Again' is home to 'The Prof' (David Cleveland, Tony Amies and David Wyatt) but has also become a central resource for fans of Vision On with Tony Hart & Pat Keysell (BBC TV 1964-1976) and many others who contributed to the series.
Virtually complete, 'Its Prof Again' documents the background to 'Vision On' - a unique and inspiring television programme aimed primarily at deaf children. It starred Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Sylvester McCoy, Ben Benison, Wilf Lunn and David Cleveland, with contributions from David Sproxton, Peter Lord, Penny Nuttall-Smith, Mirek Lang, Bill Mather and many many others.
The site is perhaps testament to the enduring success that Vision On had. Many of the episodes still reside with the BBC who produced it, although there are no plans to release any at this moment in time - if ever. We do hope you enjoy the site and will feel suitably overcome with nostalgia to add your comments to the forum or guestbook. Vision On was very much the result of all those involved and we are ALWAYS delighted to hear from people who worked on it, contributed to it or just simply loved watching it!
Since the site started in 2002, 'Its Prof Again' has been visited by millions of 'Vision On' fans around the world.
Tony Hart rose to international fame with 'Vision On'. It ran for over ten years and spawned a myriad of talent that is still with us today. Many of its contributors and viewers went on to become film makers, performers and artists in their own right - nothing has surpassed it.
"Vision On" ran here in the UK from 1964 to 1976 on BBC 1 (after taking over from "For Deaf Children") on Weds or Thurs around 4.00pm on British Television. Made at BBC Bristol, it was broadcast in many other countries throughout the world, most notably Canada
Vision On was made at BBC Bristol. It was totally unique and broke new ground by combining Art, mime and music in a format that brought both hearing and non-hearing children together.
Here was a programme that successfully captured the imagination of its viewers and despite the fact it is almost 30 years since it was on our screens, there are thousands of artists, designers, performers and animators that were either heavily influenced by it or got their first break as contributors - including David Sproxton who developed 'Morph' and later went on to be involved in Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run etc. 'Vision On' won many awards (quite rightly) and was exported to many other countries - notably Canada.
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