Everybody hated Rupert. It was on Thursday after school and bored EVERY kid in the land.
I'd run out of school straight to my nan’s house, ready for the hour and a half of television that children were delegated in those days (before Sky and ADHD). Like dogs, half an hour seems like a life time for a child...and Rupert ruined the precious moments of television we were allowed. All he ever seemed to do was fly a bloody kite.
I don't know anyone alive now (who was a child of the Rupert years) who wouldn't readily see him hung by his yellow scarf....Thundercats, He-Man or even The Shoe People could have taken that precious slot..and made my childhood.