Art Attack! When kids were kids and an egg box...blew your mind.
Neil Buchanan wasn't effeminate, he didnt mince...you had the feeling that he came back from work at the steel foundry one day and said in his heavy Liverpudlian accent;
'Luv, I'm going down ta London ta inspire a generation with a love of...craft'
I always looked forward to Art Attack, especially the part in each episode where he'd make a big art work on a school field! Not just that though, if he made a footballer, he'd use football equipment..it always had a theme....although it was almost always footballers.
Buchanan's footballer fetishes aside; the show always got me creating and crafting. I made a monster faced bin, some policemen shaped room guards, a planet and a crocodile. Although once I'd made them, I never knew what to do with them.
What I made however, never looked anything like Neil's. What he should have said was, you'll need;
* an egg box
* some newspaper
* some PVA glue
* and a degree in fine art and design.