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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:24 AM
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I used to love Follyfoot. Especially the theme song ("Down in the meadow where the wind blows free, in the middle of a field stands the lightning tree").

Many fond Saturday morning memories. Tiswas (Sally James) , The Flashing Blade, Robinson Crusoe, The Double Deckers etc.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:27 AM
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All that was before my time.


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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:33 AM
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You young whippersnappers missed the best years.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:41 AM
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Anyone remeber a cartoon called the Family Ness?
Yes! Wasn't it a cartoon about a family of Loch Ness monsters? I can't really remember much about it apart from that and a vague idea of the theme song...

Shows I do remember (more clearly), and watched throughout my childhood (which in some people's eyes I haven't left yet ) were:

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (re-named Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - even the BBFC had their steely grip around action cartoons! )
- Sharkey & George
- Poddington Peas
- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
- The Racoons
- The Smurfs
- Doctor Who
- Airwolf
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Nightmare
- Crystal Maze
- Thundercats
- He-Man
- Dangermouse
- Inspector Gadget
- Pinky & The Brain
- Animaniacs
- Bodger & Badger
- Ren & Stimpy

... and probably a hell of a lot more too!
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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:45 AM
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[QUOTE=bizarre_eye;29779]Yes! Wasn't it a cartoon about a family of Loch Ness monsters? I can't really remember much about it apart from that and a vague idea of the theme song...

Yes, and the kids had thistle whistles


- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (re-named Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - even the BBFC had their steely grip around action cartoons! )
- - Poddington Peas
- Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
- The Racoons
- The Smurfs
- Airwolf
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Nightmare
- Crystal Maze
- Thundercats
- He-Man
- Dangermouse
- Inspector Gadget
- Pinky & The Brain
- Animaniacs
- Bodger & Badger
- Ren & Stimpy

I remeber all those escpecialy poddington peas. the song:


'down at the bottom of garden, among the birds and the bees there are tiny little people called the poddington peas'
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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:51 AM
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Yes I remember that song! Also all the peas had names like sweet pea, black-eyed pea (who was a pirate?) etc. Ah! They don't make them like they used too!
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Old 3rd June 2009, 03:43 PM
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These spring to mind when thinking about kids tv.

Rentaghost
Pipkins
HR Pufnstuf
Noggin the Nog
Mary Mungo and Midge

I also use to be allowed to stay up late to watch the BBC2 horror double bills in the 70s.

Can anyone remember if BBC2 used to show sci-fi films in the early evening during the 70s.

Finally anyone remember when silent horror films used to be shown on telly.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 06:18 PM
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These spring to mind when thinking about kids tv.

Rentaghost
Pipkins
HR Pufnstuf
Noggin the Nog
Mary Mungo and Midge

I also use to be allowed to stay up late to watch the BBC2 horror double bills in the 70s.

Can anyone remember if BBC2 used to show sci-fi films in the early evening during the 70s.

Finally anyone remember when silent horror films used to be shown on telly.
BBC 2 showed a very lengthy science fiction film season around 1983 about six in the evening after The Waltons.I remember these being on it for certain:-
Invaders From Mars (1953)
Robinson Crusoe On Mars
This Island Earth (A particular favourite of mine)
It Came from Outer Space (Same here)
Creature From The Black Lagoon
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
When Worlds Collide
War Of The Worlds
Colosuss-The Forbin Project
Forbidden Planet
Pure heaven as I watched them tucking into a bag of aniseed balls nicked from my stepdad's secret sweet stash.
Channel 4 showed the classic silent versions of The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari & Nosferatu.
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Voyage to the bottom of the sea Channel 4 sunday mornings early 90's was another gem.
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There was a UK comedy called Spatz, shown during CITV on Friday afternoons. It was always the last programme on Fridays around 4.45 pm (Knightmare was shown around the same time as well). It was set in a fast food restaurant. I can remember a couple of the characters who were members of the staff who worked behind the counter - one was a young Scottish woman and the other was a young actor who had previously appeared later on in the Alf Garnett series In Sickness and In Health.

Another series which I haven't seen in a long time is Dark Towers. The only time I saw this was when I was at primary school in the early 80's. It was a serial which was shown during a BBC schools programme called Look and Read. What I remember the most about it was the White Knight, who scared me, the vans and the duffle coats (very 80's looking). Fast forward to the present and I didn't realise until I looked at the cast list on the IMDb, that Christopher Biggins appeared in it.

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