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Mary "Make and Do" releases her top twelve RTÉ "How Do You Do?" programmes on DVD.

Mary FitzGerald Public Relations in conjunction with RTÉ Television are delighted to announce the release of the first RTÉ, How Do You Do? DVD, an arts and crafts DVD for children, teachers and big kids everywhere!

How Do You Do? was a hugely popular kids TV programme which was shown on RTÉ in the 80's and 90's. The show was presented by Mary 'Make and Do' FitzGerald. Mary has chosen 12 of her favourite episodes for your enjoyment.

The DVD includes a special episode where Mary is joined by The Den puppets Zig and Zag who attempt to make some of the worlds most famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa out of toilet roll inserts.

How Do You Do? inspired a generation of Irish kids to spend hours collecting cardboard boxes, toilet roll inserts, bits of wool and poster paints in order to "make and do" all the wonderful things that Mary dreamt up for them.

Many a child was caught pouring washing up liquid down the drain or feeding the last of the cornflakes to the dog in order to have an empty bottle to transform into a space rocket or the cardboard to make the dolls house. Now it is the turn of a new generation of lucky children.

Mary shows boys and girls lots of fun things to "make and do" including a helter skelter, a space station and decorated runners and wellies. You can also learn how to make greeting cards, wrapping paper and other wonderful things for birthdays, Halloween and Christmas.

All you will need to make the exciting things in these twelve programmes are cardboard boxes, egg cartons, empty washing up liquid bottles, paints, sticky tape and a few other household bits and pieces as well as the easy to follow instructions on the DVD. It is a great way to teach your children about re-using and recycling and to encourage them to use their imaginations.

The DVD will be released in all major record stores, toy shops, arts and crafts shops as well as a host of other relevant retailers on Friday 5th October.

To buy the "How Do You Do?" DVD:

DVD costs €9.95 plus €1.50 for postage in Ireland, Total cost = €11.45
Cost of overseas postage depends on country it is being sent to.

Send a cheque, postal order or bank draft to:

Mary FitzGerald
2 Abbeyfield
Milltown
Dublin 6

Further information:
E-mail: info@maryfitzgeraldpr.ie
Tel: 01-6787916

As soon as payment is received, a DVD will be sent to you in the post. Make sure to provide your full postal address and a contact number.

It will make a great stocking filler for anyone looking for a present for their children, nieces and nephews, grand-children or for friends at Christmas time. It will also appeal to children all year round and would make a lovely birthday gift. The DVD is ideal for teachers looking for some fresh ideas for art classes and for those kids that are now all grown up and looking forward to a trip down memory lane.

When your children have reached the last level of the newest computer games and worn out the batteries in their new MP3 players they can have hours of fun and creative play with How Do You Do?

Further information:

Mary FitzGerald
Mary FitzGerald Public Relations

Fitzwilliam Hall
Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
Tel:01-6694759
Mobile:086-2520181
E-mail:info@maryfitzgeraldpr.ie
Web address: www.maryfitzgeraldpr.ie

About Mary FitzGerald
Mary FitzGerald, better known as Mary "Make and Do" was a very popular children's television presenter on RTÉ television in the 1980s and 1990s. She qualified as a Primary School Teacher specialising in teaching profoundly deaf girls in St Mary's School for the Deaf, Cabra, Dublin. She started her broadcasting career presenting the hugely popular Saturday morning children's show, Anything Goes. She went on to present another fun-filled Saturday show, Action Station Saturday as well as a summer magazine programme Blockbuster and a debating show, Top Talk. She also presented an Antiques Series, Treasure Island and made many appearances on Live at Three as well as The Late Late Show including the very popular Toy Show.

However she is best known for her art and craft shows which started as a short ten minute item on Anything Goes. Following on from the huge success of this, she was asked to present her own show on Den TV called "RTÉ, How Do You Do?" The show ran for seven years and during that time Mary produced and presented over 150 programmes and made everything from space ships to doll houses to robots! She was referred to as "Mary Make and Do" by her many fans but was nicked named "the Toilet Roll Lady" by the famous Den puppets, Zig and Zag because of her regular use of empty toilet roll holders on the show! The show was continually a rating topper and was second to the Simpsons as the most watched show on Den TV, RTÉ 2 in the 1990s. During that time she published two best selling books to accompany the series and also had her own full page children's column in the former Sunday Press newspaper known as the Fitz Kidz Club which had over 10,000 members!

Mary left RTÉ in 1995 to work as the Public Relations Manager for the Irish Horseracing Authority, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin. She set-up her own Public Relations Company in 2001, Mary FitzGerald Public Relations www.MaryFitzGeraldPR.ie and represents a broad range of both corporate and consumer clients. Originally from Kilkenny, she now lives in Dublin and has one grown up daughter Caroline.

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