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Zig And Zag Are Sharing Children's Letters From The '80s And It's Nostalgic Gold

By James Fenton

June 16, 2018 at 11:04am

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Irish people of a certain vintage will all be familiar with the fact that Zig and Zag are the greatest creations to ever come out of the country. The brainchildren of Ciarán Morrison and Mick O'Hara, the brothers from Zog lit up many a living room from their early days on RTÉ with Ian Dempsey, through to the Ray D'Arcy era and their eventual move across the water to the Big Breakfast on Channel 4. The fact that it took a long time for that particular act of betrayal to be forgiven in this writer's household is indicative of just how much the pair meant to a generation of Irish children.

These days, the lads can be followed on Twitter under the handle @DoubleZCreative and every now and again they throw up little nuggets of information from their golden age.

This week, they've had a root through the attic and decided to share bits and pieces from letters that were sent into The Den back in the day. Did you ever put pen to paper and write into P.O. Box 2222? If so, you could well be featured here...

Perhaps you were a founding member of The Very Friendly Club...

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Or you got a bee in your bonnet about not being sent Madonna posters...

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Maybe you were the mastermind behind the greatest joke of all time...

Or you were the designer of this presumably accurate map of the Planet Zog...

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Whether you sent in a letter yourself or weren't alive and have no idea who Zig and Zag are, the whole hilarious Twitter thread is well worth a look. Check it out here.

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