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Screen comeback for Jim'll Fix It
Sir Jimmy Savile
Sir Jimmy Savile hosted the original show for almost 20 years
Children's television show Jim'll Fix It is returning after an absence of 12 years, it has been announced.

Presenter Sir Jimmy Savile will reprise his role of making young people's dreams come true on the UKTV Gold show, Jim'll Fix It: Now and Then.

Adults who were featured on the original show as children will appear on the new six-part programme, and their "fix-its" revisited.

The long-running series was on air from 1975-94.

Sir Jimmy, who turns 80 next week, said: "This is something I've been thinking of doing for some time.

Rollercoaster ride

"Fix-Its have turned into a sort of legendary thing. People come up to me in the street or in a restaurant 10 times a day asking about the show," he added.

The veteran broadcaster said a team was working to trace people up and down the country who appeared on the show.

Sir Jimmy granted children's wishes to meet their famous idols on the programme, with all successful applicants being given a Jim'll Fix It badge.

A memorable "fix it" was a group of Cub Scouts whose dream of eating their lunch while riding on a rollercoaster was fulfilled.

Earlier this year Sir Jimmy returned with a version of the show which was used on Celebrity Big Brother to grant the housemates' wishes.


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