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Behind the Counterculture #31: Maggie Philbin

Former kids TV and Tomorrow's World host, Maggie Philbin

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by Lake, Editor, London for outsideleft.com
originally published: October, 2005
Anecdotes from Behind the Retail Frontline

Maggie Philbin sold a lot of books that she said she had used when she was at university. They were fairly high brow literary criticism and they all had her name written neatly on the first page. I hadn't seen her on TV since her days with Cheggers on Saturday morning kids shows. Then right after this I saw her advertising those baths for old people that you open a door to get into. Things must be looking up.

Behind the counterculture is a recurring series of celebrity encounters or near encounters in or close to a West London used book and record store.

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the first journalism Lake ever had published was a history of Johnny Thunders for Record Collector magazine, since then he has written for publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler and more recently, outsideleft.com as you have just seen.

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