In a forthcoming BBC4 documentary entitled Lights! Camera! Action! Tales of Television Centre, veteran TV presenter Johnny Ball – who is of course Zoë Ball’s dad – has revealed that the presenters of childrens’ TV show Play School were often high as a kite when they recorded the show.
And he recalls one particular incident when two of his fellow presenters were baked as they filmed a nativity edition of the cult show.
Johnny said, “There was Rick Jones, Lionel Morton and myself. They got stoned on the biggest joint you’ve ever seen – in the studio.
“We were in silhouette as the three shepherds with our crooks. Lionel purposely held his crook so the crook didn’t show… Read more & comment »