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Jim Atkinson Collection

Posted by ken On March - 28 - 2009

Jim started with Seven in 1960, after Rolf Harris left, joining Carolyn Noble and Judy Lee on Children’s Channel Seven.

By the time Trina Williams (nee Brown) became hostess of Children’s Channel 7, Jim Atkinson had the on-air persona of Captain Jim and performed along with good friend Colm O’Doherty (as Seaman O’Doherty). Taffy the Lion (John Cousins) was also an integral part of the program.

At the end of 1969, the Captain and seaman characters were replaced by Percy Penguin, and then later Fatcat.

A true pioneer of the early days of Children’s Channel 7.

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