Funday Times

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The Funday Times
Ceased publication12 March 2006 (website closed down on 5 January 2007)

The Funday Times was a section of the UK Sunday Times.[2] It was intended mainly for children, and included several comic strips,[3] including Dennis and Gnasher, Rex and Tex, Beryl the Peril, Fans Utd., Scooby-Doo, Space Raoul, The Powerpuff Girls, Creature Feature, Newton's Law, Jarvis, Squirt, The Flintstones, Robot Crusoe, Goosebumps and The Simpsons. Launched in 1989 it originally featured adult cartoons like Modesty Blaise but quickly dropped them in favour of more child friendly fare such as Asterix.

It also included reviews of various toys and songs, interviews with celebrities, including Will Smith, Gail Emms and Matt Groening, and interesting events coming up during the week.

The last printed edition of the Funday Times was published on Sunday 12 March 2006. After that date, it was only available online. The print edition of the Funday Times ran for nearly 20 years before it was discontinued. The website mostly concentrated on features and games, although there were comic strips on the website that were originally in the printed version.

The Funday Times website was established on 3 September 1997,[4] and closed down on 5 January 2007.

The Funday Times returned for a one-off special on 1 April 2011 to promote the 'Rio' movie. Since then, the section has returned sporadically with themed issues to promote newly released children's films.

Editorial team[edit]

The final editorial team responsible for The Funday Times consisted of:

  • Dave Coombs – Editor.
  • Paul Wray – Deputy Editor.
  • Claire Sheldon – Funday Picture Editor.
  • Vaun Richards – Funday Graphic Designer.

Margot Wilson of TV's Hartbeat was a former editor.


  1. ^ Steven McKevitt (9 August 2018). The Persuasion Industries: The Making of Modern Britain. OUP Oxford. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-0-19-255478-9.
  2. ^ Aidan Moran; John Toner (24 February 2017). A Critical Introduction to Sport Psychology: A Critical Introduction. Taylor & Francis. pp. 410–. ISBN 978-1-317-32966-4.
  3. ^ Andrew Marr (18 September 2009). My Trade: A Short History of British Journalism. Pan Macmillan. pp. 110–. ISBN 978-0-330-47619-5.
  4. ^ "——WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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