Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer

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Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer
BBC Schools Radio
Company:BBC
First run:
22nd September
1988

- 1st December 1988

Repeated until
15th December
1989

(2 school years)
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Episodes:10 episodes
Duration:20 minutes
Subject:English
Audience:Age 11-13
Language:In English, In Klaptonian
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Contents

  • an adventure serial by Robert Leeson about an ordinary schoolboy called Arnold who daydreams about the fantasy Orange Planet of Klaptonia, only to find himself kidnapped and exchanged for a Klaptonian prince
  • the point of the series is to give pupils experience of how language works through the made-up Klaptonian language which, although the words are often different, can be understood by English speakers
  • the title is Klaptonian for The Fighting Fantasies of a Comprehensive Wally
  • originally scheduled to be broadcast in a resource week for block recording from 21st to 25th March 1988, but postponed until the autumn term


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