Bosco Mug 1 (Merchandise)
Bosco was an Irish children's television programme produced during the late 1970s and early 1980s and was produced by the Lambert Puppet Theatre. Bosco was the main character in the programme and was a small red-haired puppet, supposedly a five year old boy/girl with bright red cheeks and speaks very high pitched. Bosco's gender was ambiguous and the other presenters usually spoke English, but (to help young children learn Irish) Bosco often peppered English speech with Irish words, such as 'Uafásach'. Bosco lived in a brightly painted wooden box only ever wandering far from it to go on excursions to such places as Dublin Zoo or the H.B. factory. The method of transport to these places was through the magic door and the presenters had to recite a rhyme to pass through. 'Knock knock open wide, see what's on the other side, knock knock anymore, come with me through the magic door'.