I was very upset when I grew up, (well nearly), and found out that Toppo Gigio was a pair of dressed fingers through a black curtain. I remember him once being the top of the bill at the London Palladium (Bruce Forsyth era).
Hello, my name is Toppo Giggio, how are you.
Those were the days.
Graham, yes I do agree with you on that score. Probably not worded right but in those days, unlike today, I dont think the kids understood the alternative meanings, unlike today. I cannot recall my very strict parents running to the TV to switch off, or turn it over, (Did we have more than one channel then). How times change.