Roger Mellie (the Man on the Telly), Buster Gonad, Biffa Bacon, Sid the Sexist and Millie Tant … a roll-call of crass, foul-mouthed cartoon stars sprang to life on the pages of Viz – a hybrid of punk fanzine and rude kid's comic. In 1979 Chris Donald started the satirical rag in his bedroom in Newcastle upon Tyne with a Xerox run of 150. At a time when it outsold Private Eye in the 1980s, Donald introduces this spoof tour of Viz with a hefty dose of smutty innuendo.
North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.