Saturday, 13 August 2011

Keep 'em peeled!

Shaw Taylor is today best known for presenting Police 5, a long-running 5-minute television programme first broadcast in 1962 that appealed to the public to help solve crimes.

He later presented a spin-off show for younger viewers called Junior Police 5, aka JP5.

His catchphrase was "Keep 'em peeled!" - asking viewers to be vigilant.

This was originally used at the end of every JP5 programme, but according to Shaw Taylor himself, " the suggestion of a friend I tried it out on the adult Police 5. I thought it sounded a bit naff at first but then the studio crew seemed to get withdrawal symptoms if I didn't say it at the end of the programme and it became a catchphrase that complete strangers still shout at me in the street".


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