Back in the early 90s the Arcade Attack crew would rush home from school, switch to CITV and enjoy the latest helping of Bad Influence! We are delighted and very thankful to have interviewed one the main hosts from that quality show –
He has worked on numerous TV and radio shows including Top of the Pops, Motormouth and from the famous Children’s BBC broom cupboard. He currently reads the news for ITV Granada and does radio shows for BBC Manchester and Sheffield.
The aforementioned Bad Influence! was broadcast on CITV for four series and was easily one the most popular children’s shows of the time.
You can follow Andy on twitter @andycrane64
Bad Influence was a huge commercial success. What was it like to be part of such a ground-
Great fun –
What is your fondest memory of working on Bad Influence?
The people –
No and no.
Bad Influence lasted for four successful series. How did you feel when you found out the show would not be re-
Disappointed of course but that’s the nature of TV. We had had four series and bosses felt it had run its course.
Have you always been a gamer?
What is your favourite video game of all time?
Don’t really have a fave –
Do you still play video games today?
Not really –
Do you feel there is a current gap in the market for a TV show dedicated to the video game industry?
There is probably so much online these days that a mainstream TV show is unnecessary. Tech is also well covered by Click and Swipe on BBC and Sky News respectively.
If you could share a few pints with a video game character who would you choose?
Can’t say I’ve ever given that any thought and I probably don’t know enough to make a sensible choice so I shan’t bother.
What are you currently involved in at the moment?
Much the same as I always was but for different audiences. I do radio for the BBC in Manchester and Sheffield –