Metal Mickey was a robot who featured in his own Saturday afternoon (5.15 pm) TV show in the UK. Humphrey Barclay, Head of Light Entertainment suggested that using his name to banner the show was "money in the bank". So the TV show Metal Mickey took its place in the annals of TV history. He thought the show had "the appeal of Star Wars, the Daleks and Mork and Mindy", after seeing the robot on the Jim'll Fix It TV show on the BBC. Former drummer and singer with The Monkees, Mickey Dolenz was invited by Humphrey to produce and direct the show for ITV.
Metal Mickey was created and voiced by Johnny Edward, musician, song-writer and ex pirate radio DJ for Radio City and latterly Radio London in the mid-1960s.
Metal Mickey first appeared on TV in 1978 with 21 episodes of a Saturday morning kids TV show, The Saturday Banana.
Metal Mickey is still waiting in the wings for Lady Luck to knock on his door once more. A team of professionals led by Hollyoaks producer Emma Smethwick has a team including director, script writer and a star in mind to co-star with Mickey in a new TV series.