In 1986 Fairnie starred in his very own TV series. The Kid had successful runs on children's TV during the prestigious Saturday morning slot. The show was written and devised by Steve Fairnie with David Rose and Mike Slee, and produced by Kathy Rose.
The programmes gave Fairnie the chance to shine in a new environment, drawing on his love of mime, slapstick, magic and visual humour. The Kid himself could be categorised somewhere between Jacques Tati and Charles Chaplin, while the supporting cast were a timeless combination of goodies and baddies. The setting was an eerily unreal row of colourful terraced houses while a peculiar fluorescent pink three-wheeled car was used to get around.
The unique animated comic book feel, where the frames slide across screen, the bright and colourful images and the fast moving zany stories make these dynamic shows the silent movies of the eighties - great fun for KIDS... of all ages!"
// Thirteen full-length episodes are now available on YouTube, courtesy of whereitsat.tv.
// The Kid is also now available on DVD. For further information, send an e-mail to email@example.com
THE KID - Steve Fairnie Talks about The Kid
Steve interviewed by Mick Robson about THE KID
The Kid: Late!
The Kid: Picnic
The Kid: Photograph
The Kid: Star Bar
The Kid: Launderette
The Kid: Restaurant
The Kid: Doors
The Kid: Telephones
The Kid: Garage
The Kid: Invisible Bag
The Kid: Wood
The Kid: Waiting
The Kid: Party