Bring Back Bosco!

If you’re not Irish you probably don’t know about Bosco, but if you grew up in the 80′s he’ll be instantly familiar. The Bosco Files has been around for a while but now, here’s a petition to bring back Bosco!
Maybe now they can answer why bosco has red cheeks, and will Frank be back to do a comedy intro?

Later.. The Bosco DVD is out! As is the Wanderly Wagon one! Here’s a picture of them in HMV, Cork a week ago. Did I buy? Err, no.


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  1. I don’t think RTE realise the retro goldmine they’re sitting on. I’d love to see a late night chatshow hosted by either Dustin or Bosco just taking the mickey out of Irish celebs


  2. I remember Bosco and thought he was really really annoying. Cute looking (in a fluffy bunny sort of way)but still annoying.


  3. please can anyone tell me where i can get a bosco puppet,i’ve been trying for years,have a bet on with friends who think i cant get one.eeven if someone wnats to make me one i’ll pay.


    1. I have a tatty old bosco puppet, goin to put him on ebay,he’s old and well played with but he’ll be there if anyone’s interested!


  4. I found links to recordings of the old Bosco LP. Link to side 1 worked, but side 2 didn’t unfortunately. I’ll post the link here after I’ve got side 1 :)


  5. I found this discussion on boards.ie with a link to MP3s of the Bosco album. Unfortunately only side 1 worked.
    Remember, legally, you can only download this if you already have the LP. I know we had it at home years and years ago so I’m covered anyway! :)


  6. does any one feel that the children of today are missing out on Bosco and his wierdly clad friends Eg. Frank.I think we should get him back or at least get repeats for the new generation.


  7. Anyone see Bosco at the Electric Picnic – s/he got an amazing response – when s/he was finished the crowd kept shouting BOS-CO BOS-CO BOS-CO…


  8. Can anyone remeber the name of the garden that bosco used to visit Mc Flahertys or something like that to settle a debate going on for years?


  9. hi im looking for a copy of bosco and three bears i read it none stop to my children and would love to be able to give them for x-mass now they can read to their own children.if you have a copy and would like to sell it please let me know, many thanks dave


  10. Eh Bosco was pre Dustin,and also Zig and Zag ,in fact it was pre the den and did anyone else have the 12″ vinyl of Bosco AND the also a puppet(coz we all know the original wasn’t a puppet!)


  11. I had a Bosco puppet as a child, but it had a solid wooden head and my mother wisely decided to confiscate it when I started beating my cousin over the head with it.


  12. You’re all serious aren’t you..? SERIOUSLY??? C’mon folks, i’m all for nostalgia, ah the fun, remember when it was sunny 105 days a year, ice-cream and a bottla of red lemonade for 5p, never locked OUR doors at night, but JESUS, gimme a break, NONE OF THAT WAS ACTUALLY TRUE! Nostalgia, like Bosco, is a load of bollix, it was a CRAP show, torture to watch, but was the only bloody thing on telly at that hour for children, so no bloody choice but to sit there wondering WHY the presenters didn’t know the words to there own songs, WHY they never seemed to have time to actually finish the stuff they made, and WHY they called Bosco him, when it had a clearly female voice. They showed the same clips every 3 shows, and though i will admit that i’d quite like a Bosco ring-tone, i wouldn’t wish that show on my child in a million years!!


  13. Well if babs hates Bosco so much… Why is he on the link for bosco in the first place. Bosco was a bit of a fool but we all loved the exciting magic door, etc.


  14. RTE have to bring back Bosco if only so I can relive my childhood days watching it while not going into collage! Well it beats Anatomy and physiology!


  15. hi im simon gregory im an animator, im interested in proposing a new tv series of bosco if anyone is interested in supporting me e mail me at sipherlucian@yahoo.co.uk and leave your name and comment thanks, ill forward on my new designs for him to ya!!!!


  16. Thanks for providing this information, it has been useful in tracking down this tune for my good friend and colleague Paddy O’ Potato who has been working with me in Leeds, England for some time! That said, I do believe that Bosco looks a little like Whoopi Goldberg.


  17. I miss Bosco, he was such a big part of my childhood. You have to be Irish and have grown up in the late 80s and 90s to appreciate him. He is a legend. PS the DVD is great


  18. Ahh I miss Bosco, he was such a big part of my childhood. You have to be Irish and have grown up in the late 80s and 90s to appreciate him. He is a legend. PS the DVD is great


  19. bosco’s best friend (Frank Towmey) is mc for corks new comedy club.starting thurs 11 may 2006 and every second thurs after.There is talk of bosco himself makein an apperance.Nancy Spains barrack st cork city.be there or be,,,,,


  20. i really miss bosco and would love to see to see him on tv again …….. we all rely lv bosco x x x !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  21. Can i just ask who is fukin bosco? can sum1 tel me wot 2 do wen im bord i cant go round to my mates cos there all fukin out wot do i do and plus noones on msn so wot do i do plzplzplz help me


  22. bosco was the most amazing programme ever broadcasted on rte and if they dont bring it back they are going to lose out on a lot of viewers


  23. i loved bosco he was the best i got his dvd and i am 18 he brings bk my childhood and made my childhood so much happier love u bosco


  24. bring em back already! have so much respect for the lil guy. loved it when they went thru the magic door.


  25. Bring him/her back. I promise I’ll watch it this time proudly and with glee. Not behind my hands pretevding to my elder brother I thought it was childish. Tidy up, good bye, good bye, put everythi….. la la la la la.


  26. Bring back bosco, my daddy used to clooect me from school and drive 90 miles an hour just to get me home in time for it. He’d have the sofa pulled up to the t.v. ready and all. Such memories. And the d.v.d. is top class. Please bring it back


  27. I miss bosco. He was such a big part of my childhood. I have the dvd of bosco. every night i watch it. I LOVE YOU BOSCO!!!!!!!


  28. Im looking for a real bosco fan her name is denise and she has a username of bosco1023 can she contact bruno 2487 at hotmail dot co .uk


  29. I got Bosco on Dvd and my son loves it as do all the kids in the creche I work in. I too had a pupet it was made just down the road from me. I am now looking into gettin Fraggle rock and the Gummi Bears. Bosco was a boy with a female voice. It’s a shame RTE don’t seem to make much children shows anymore. It’s just the Den and that story lane thing.
    I Am Also looking for a Bosco if anyone can help.


  30. I’m there with Toni (above), seeing the inside of Boscos house was extemely exciting when I was about 4. Bring back Bosco all the way!


  31. What did they call the mala/plastercine men in Bosco? Anyone have a link to a picture? My fella doesn’t believe me they were in it, big money ridin on this one folks!!!


  32. Jane, i don’t know what they called the mala men on bosco but it is the same guy that was on bbc tony hart artist programme, think RTE bought it off them.

    Does anyone now if Faherty or Flaherty’s garden had same dog as in magic roundabout? or am i remembering him incorrectly???


  33. alri folks want to dress up as bosco for me mam’s 40th next week. any suggestions? my email is msmadzerboo@hotmail.com
    me ma n da stil call me bosco cos i loved him so much, i remember asking why he was so big in the tallaght paddys day parade years ago..


  34. im gona dress up at bosco 4 a fancy dress on friday, all i need is da shirt and a bog box, an maybe a bit of paint, i already have da red hair… ha


  35. i’m sooo glad that there is a Bosco dvd, my friends dont even believe that he was real. but i havent seen the dvd anywhere!!!! could some1 tell me where i could find or order 1. thanks.x x x


  36. jane i think those little playdoh things were called the morning men. there’s a link on you tube. i found it when i was looking for bosco a few weeks ago. i also found johnson and friends.


  37. Hey I’m desperate to find a bosco puppet too please help any one who knows who has one. willing to pay good price too!!!!


  38. Hey there, anyone know where i can purchase a Bosco Vinyl? I know that they used to be for sale, but alas they are no longer available


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  40. Is Bosco a boy or a girl? Well I recently spoek to the puppeteer behind (under?) Bosco to find out – you can read the interview over on http://thisiswhatido.org :)

    Thanks all who provided a wealth of research for the interview too!


  41. I had a bosco puppet when i was 6 and i decided to give it to my cousin one day but as i was giving the puppet to her, my brothers snatched it and stuck bosco on the top of a stick and burnt him the fire in front of us!!!!!!! We were crying our eyes out watching this…… :-(

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