|Presented by|| Aleks Krotoski |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Original network||Channel 4|
|Original release||2001 –|
Thumb Bandits was a British entertainment television series that aired on Channel 4 from 2001 to 2002 and is presented by Aleks Krotoski and Iain Lee.
The show ran for 1 series of 13 episodes and featured location film items, studio based reviews and news. The series was in a late night time slot on Channel 4. The series did get reasonable viewing figures of around 900,000[ citation needed ]. Studio excerpts were shot in an abandoned hospital made into a TV studio in Glasgow.
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