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*At the time of their appearances, the band was consisted of seven Biscuit Boys, being an eight member lineup. Now, the band is consisted of five Biscuit Boys, being a six member lineup. Also, on their first four appearances, four of the seven Biscuit Boys were seen, on their last appearance, only one was seen.
 
*At the time of their appearances, the band was consisted of seven Biscuit Boys, being an eight member lineup. Now, the band is consisted of five Biscuit Boys, being a six member lineup. Also, on their first four appearances, four of the seven Biscuit Boys were seen, on their last appearance, only one was seen.
 
*King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys have also performed their nursery rhymes off of the TV series. In addition, they have made appearances in other television shows, such as somewhat bizarrely, the BBC Pebble Mill Studios in 1993, which closed in 2004 and was torn down in 2005. The site is now a dental hospital and school of dentistry, owned by the University of Birmingham.
 
*King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys have also performed their nursery rhymes off of the TV series. In addition, they have made appearances in other television shows, such as somewhat bizarrely, the BBC Pebble Mill Studios in 1993, which closed in 2004 and was torn down in 2005. The site is now a dental hospital and school of dentistry, owned by the University of Birmingham.
*In addition to the [[Teletubbies]] TV series and the now demolished Pebble Mill Studios, the band have also appeared on What's That Noise and Blue Peter in 1992, Non Stop Nosh and Cork Jazz in 1995 or 1996, Central News and ABC News USA in 1990, BBC Wales in 1997 and 2000, Central TV Premier in 1995, Scene Today and Challenge Anneka in 1989, and Live and Kicking in 1994. They also made 75 radio broadcasts.
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*In addition to the [[Teletubbies]] TV series and the now demolished Pebble Mill Studios, the band have also appeared on What's That Noise and Blue Peter in 1992, Non Stop Nosh and Cork Jazz in 1995-1996, Central News and ABC News USA in 1990, BBC Wales in 1995-1996 and again in 2000, Central TV Premier in 1995, Scene Today and Challenge Anneka in 1989, and Live and Kicking in 1994. They also made 75 radio broadcasts.
 
*In some shots of their first four episode appearances, camerapersons were visible. In one shot of their last episode appearance, [[Mark Skirving]]'s shoes were partially visible.
 
*In some shots of their first four episode appearances, camerapersons were visible. In one shot of their last episode appearance, [[Mark Skirving]]'s shoes were partially visible.
 
*The band was established in 1986. Now, their trademark clothing is the blue single breasted suits and the black leather shoes.
 
*The band was established in 1986. Now, their trademark clothing is the blue single breasted suits and the black leather shoes.

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King Pleasure

King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys are a band shown on Teletubbies. They love to play Nursery Rhymes for children and for the Teletubbies. They are in episodes that usually are titled with a Nursery Rhyme. They make five episode appearances.

Episode Appearances

  • The Grand Old Duke of York (first appearance)
  • See-Saw
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Hickory Dickory Dock (last appearance)
  • Nursery Rhymes (The Grand Old Duke of York and Hickory Dickory Dock)
  • Bedtime (Hey Diddle Diddle)

Gallery

Trivia

  • King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys are also shown performing in concerts off of Teletubbies.
  • King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys along with the Funny Lady are the best known Teletubbies TV Event.
  • When King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys sing a Nursery Rhyme, they come up with original lyrics to avoid repeating the same verse over and over again.
  • The first four episodes featuring King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys featured the longest running Biscuit Boy, Chris Shirley, and previous Biscuit Boys, Al Gare and Jonny Boston. In addition, their trademark black and white spectator shoes were shown. They also wore trademark double breasted suits.
  • Their first four appearances were filmed at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, their last appearance was filmed at Chuckery School in Walsall, England.
  • Previous Biscuit Boys Paul Allin, Paul Martin, and Dean Beresford (who left the band between 1996 and 2001) were the only three Biscuit Boys not seen in their appearances in the television series, and the only Biscuit Boy who appeared in the episodes was previous Biscuit Boy Danny McCormack. Their musical instruments, the trumpet, the baritone and alto saxophones, and the drums were also not seen.
  • King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys featuring the current Biscuit Boys John Battrum, Craig Sunderland, Matt Foundling, and Gary Barber (who joined the band between 1999 and 2008) performed at Birmingham Botanical Gardens with the remaining two founding members on July 15, 2012 as a part of the 2012 Brum Jazz Festival. A series of photographs as well as two short videos are shown online.
  • At the time of their appearances, the band was consisted of seven Biscuit Boys, being an eight member lineup. Now, the band is consisted of five Biscuit Boys, being a six member lineup. Also, on their first four appearances, four of the seven Biscuit Boys were seen, on their last appearance, only one was seen.
  • King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys have also performed their nursery rhymes off of the TV series. In addition, they have made appearances in other television shows, such as somewhat bizarrely, the BBC Pebble Mill Studios in 1993, which closed in 2004 and was torn down in 2005. The site is now a dental hospital and school of dentistry, owned by the University of Birmingham.
  • In addition to the Teletubbies TV series and the now demolished Pebble Mill Studios, the band have also appeared on What's That Noise and Blue Peter in 1992, Non Stop Nosh and Cork Jazz in 1995-1996, Central News and ABC News USA in 1990, BBC Wales in 1995-1996 and again in 2000, Central TV Premier in 1995, Scene Today and Challenge Anneka in 1989, and Live and Kicking in 1994. They also made 75 radio broadcasts.
  • In some shots of their first four episode appearances, camerapersons were visible. In one shot of their last episode appearance, Mark Skirving's shoes were partially visible.
  • The band was established in 1986. Now, their trademark clothing is the blue single breasted suits and the black leather shoes.
  • Before their appearances on the show, previous members featured Pete Prince, Lisa Lee, Paul Skan, and Al Nicholls.
  • After their appearances on the show, previous members featured Martin Winning, Mike Burney, Julian Greaves, Ray Butcher, Malcolm Baxter, Steve Tromans, and Dave Wilkes.
  • As of 2008, the lineup is consisted of Mark Skirving, Chris Shirley, John Battrum, Craig Sunderland, Matt Foundling, and Gary Barber.
  • The children on their appeareances were identified as the Pupils of Chuckery Infant School, who were approximately 4, 5, 6, or 7 years old.
  • The following musicians who appeared on the show were Mark Skirving, Chris Shirley, Al Gare, Danny McCormack, and Jonny Boston. Paul Allin, Paul Martin and Dean Beresford were supposed to appear on the show with them, but never did.
  • To commemorate the band's 30th anniversary, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys played Hickory Dickory Dock to a Teletubbies fan named Christopher Finnes, in honor of his 18th birthday. The video is shown online.
  • The band's 15th anniversary was in 2001, the year of the September 11 attacks. That same year, three musicians were replaced and two musicians were removed, being a total five departures. The only two founding musicians left since 2001 are Mark Skirving and Chris Shirley, and they were the only two musicians who were part of the band for its entire run. The only other Biscuit Boy remaining since the 1999-2001 lineup is John Battrum, who joined the band in 1999.
  • The band performed at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in both 1995 and 2012, which was 17 years apart between the two instances. They performed there to entertain the Pupils of Chuckery Infant School while filming their nursery rhyme music video selections. They also performed there as part of a Brum Jazz Festival.

Band Members

  • Mark Skirving (1986 - present) vocals, baritone and tenor saxophones
  • Chris Shirley (1986 - present) guitar
  • John Battrum (1999 - present) alto and tenor saxophones
  • Craig Sunderland (2001 - present) double bass
  • Matt Foundling (2006 - present) piano
  • Gary Barber (2008 - present) drums

Previous Members

  • Pete Prince (1986 - 1987) guitar
  • Lisa Lee (1987 - 1990) vocals
  • Paul Skan (1987 - 1992) piano
  • Al Nicholls (1993 - 1994) tenor saxophone
  • Jonny Boston (1994 - 1995) tenor saxophone
  • Paul Allin (1987 - 1996) trumpet
  • Ray Butcher (1996) trumpet
  • Martin Winning (1995 - 1997) tenor saxophone
  • Mike Burney (1997) tenor saxophone
  • Julian Greaves (1997 - 1999) tenor saxophone
  • Malcolm Baxter (1996 - 2001) trumpet
  • Paul Martin (1986 - 2001) alto and baritone saxophones
  • Al Gare (1987 - 2001) double bass
  • Danny McCormack (1992 - 2001) piano
  • Dean Beresford (1987 - 2001) drums
  • Steve Tromans (2001 - 2006) piano
  • Dave Wilkes (2001 - 2008) drums
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