Saturday 27 October 2018

Captain Scarlett*

*Two Ts on the Scarlett
My great niece Scarlett, 4, is something of a TV star. She's currently the face of Channel 4's 'Old People's Home for Four Year Olds'. Scarlett lost her mother last year to cancer and is currently finding new friends in all sorts of places - Old People's Homes, ITV studios - even Eamonn Holmes wants to be her friend.

Her father Tim, who also doubles up as Nottingham's Robin Hood, is doing a fabulous job of bringing her up on his own. And through the sadness, as well as keeping the memory of Scarlett's mum, Sally, alive, Tim is keen for her to appreciate just how special Gerry Anderson was, not least his 1967 creation, and Scarlett's namesake. 


  1. Very inspiring, heartwarming, poignant too. I haven't watched the series (I should!) but caught a clip of Scarlett and her Old People's Home chum Beryl - really touching. Lovely stuff, just so sorry to know about the sad circumstances. I think she's going to go on to great things, though!

    1. I think so too. It is heartwarming, isn't it?