Kids programs

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#1
It would be interesting to hear what TV programs you remember from your childhood era - I grew up in the seventies - here's a selection of half a dozen of mine

The flashing Blade
Marine Boy
Runaround
Casey Jones
Hectors House
Camberwick Green (loved the reference to this in the start of a Life on Mars episode with Gene Hunt doing over a nonce!)

Bloody detested Playschool!!!!

Ok that 7 not 6 - just had to add the last one:cool:
 
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Where do I start :D

Tiswas
Grange Hill
Byker Grove
Starfleet
Battle of the Planets
He Man
Transformers
Dungeons & Dragons
Dogtanian & the Three Muskehounds

I hated fucking Playschool!
 
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Where do I start :D

Tiswas
Grange Hill
Byker Grove
Starfleet
Battle of the Planets
He Man
Transformers
Dungeons & Dragons
Dogtanian & the Three Muskehounds

I hated fucking Playschool!
Same era as me, but you forgot Thundercats!! Probably my favourite show as a kid, and I had loads of the figures too. They're probably worth a bomb now, but my Ma chucked them out years ago. D'oh!
 
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Same era as me, but you forgot Thundercats!! Probably my favourite show as a kid, and I had loads of the figures too. They're probably worth a bomb now, but my Ma chucked them out years ago. D'oh!
Ah yes Thundercats :thumbsup:

Is it wrong that I found Cheetara sexy? :unknown:

I never had Thundercat figures but my mom threw out my Transformer toys years ago :dash:
 
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Ah thunder cats - did you see the recent remake? A bit too anime but not bad all in all.

I'd like to add:
- button moon
- mosschops
- the flumps
- bagpuss
- fingermouse
- dangermouse
- the clangers
- moomins
- willo the wisp
- mr Ben
- the magic roundabout!
- and of course my own avatar "bod"
 
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Ah yes Thundercats :thumbsup:

Is it wrong that I found Cheetara sexy? :unknown:

I never had Thundercat figures but my mom threw out my Transformer toys years ago :dash:
I had the horn for cheetara too! And one of the girls from d&d, and even lamia from star fleet. And then there was the perpetual knicker flashing that went on battle of the planets. It's no wonder I developed into the perv I am today...

I never had any thundercat toys - I was a deprived child! I did have some transformers and Star Wars toys (think they're still in my folks loft!)
 
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Loved Willo the Wisp with Evil Edna and the great Kenneth Williams doing the voices :thumbsup:

I think an adult version of Mr Ben going into the shop each week and going on an adventure dressed in dom gear, gimp mask etc would be great. :D
 
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Ah thunder cats - did you see the recent remake? A bit too anime but not bad all in all.

I'd like to add:
- button moon
- mosschops
- the flumps
- bagpuss
- fingermouse
- dangermouse
- the clangers
- moomins
- willo the wisp
- mr Ben
- the magic roundabout!
- and of course my own avatar "bod"
Pretty much my list, with top spot going to DM, just don't get me on the remake..
 
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I've been told the remake isn't that bad? I can't bring myself to watch it though as original dm was so awesome!
If you'd never watched and loved the original I think you would rate it as being good, but as a big fan it didn't seem the same
 
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It looks like I missed out on an awful lot of programmes as a child as was only allowed two hours TV a week and that was mainly either Jackanory or the news unless there was a good war film on which we were then given extra TV time but only so either my Grandfather or my Father could sit there and give us a bloody history lecture telling us how accurate or inaccurate the film was. (TV apparently was for those who did not have the intelligence or where with all to read...Thanks Grandfather)
 
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The Clangers, Mr Ben, Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, Flambards, Blue Peter, then slightly older things like The Bionic Man, Wonder Woman, Buck Rogers etc. Would go to the sweet shop on a Saturday afternoon beforehand for a quarter of toffee - simple pleasures back in the 70s! Plus a more obscure series called Barriers, which I remember loving.
 
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The Clangers, Mr Ben, Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, Flambards, Blue Peter, then slightly older things like The Bionic Man, Wonder Woman, Buck Rogers etc. Would go to the sweet shop on a Saturday afternoon beforehand for a quarter of toffee - simple pleasures back in the 70s! Plus a more obscure series called Barriers, which I remember loving.
Wonder Woman! Had many adolescent nights dreaming about her, maybe that's where my girl next door / office worker fantasies come from
 
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I had the horn for cheetara too! And one of the girls from d&d, and even lamia from star fleet. And then there was the perpetual knicker flashing that went on battle of the planets. It's no wonder I developed into the perv I am today...

I never had any thundercat toys - I was a deprived child! I did have some transformers and Star Wars toys (think they're still in my folks loft!)
About 10 years ago started recollecting Star Wars figures.

They never come out their boxes. I am a bit like Steve Carell in 40 Year Old Virgin :D
 
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Would love to reply with Muffin the Mule, but that's a little but before my era. I'm sure you couldn't get away with a title song with the words "We love Muffin, Muffin the Mule" nowadays. Although a little later of course Captain Pugwash supposedly had the characters Master Bates and Seaman Staines (although I think that this was proved to be apocryphal).

Hate to say it but Blue Peter was a favourite. We can all be aged by the presenters we remember, sadly for me it was John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves,
which dates me somewhat.
 
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Would love to reply with Muffin the Mule, but that's a little but before my era. I'm sure you couldn't get away with a title song with the words "We love Muffin, Muffin the Mule" nowadays. Although a little later of course Captain Pugwash supposedly had the characters Master Bates and Seaman Staines (although I think that this was proved to be apocryphal).

Hate to say it but Blue Peter was a favourite. We can all be aged by the presenters we remember, sadly for me it was John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves,
which dates me somewhat.
Not to mention who's your Dr Who
I'm late Tom Baker and Peter Davidson
 
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Not to mention who's your Dr Who
I'm late Tom Baker and Peter Davidson
Most I'm afraid, earliest I remember was Patrick Troughton, a little bit before yours. William Hartnell was the only one I don't remember watching.
 
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Double snap to all of it! If you're still inclined to geek there is a recent Audio dramatisation of blakes 7 with Colin salmon as Avon. It's rather good. Shame the plans to do a to remake died.

I'm still trying to find an escort with a Wonder Woman costume...
I did not know about the audio dramatisation. I will take a look. Thanks

MFF with Wonder Woman and Black Widow ;)
 
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Anyone remember The Singing Ringing Tree?
Wikipedia said:
The Singing Ringing Tree (German: Das singende, klingende Bäumchen) was a children's film made by East German studio DEFA in 1957. The film was purchased by the BBC and cut into three parts to create a mini-series which was first broadcast on black and white television from 19 November 1964 to 3 December 1964 as part of Tales from Europe with an English-language voice-over track (not dubbed, however, the original soundtrack was simply faded up and down). It was repeated many times through to 1980.
Was a load of crap and bored me rigid (as Wikipedia notes: It was repeated many times through to 1980). I guess Paul Whitehouse must have felt the same as he lampooned it in The Fast Show as The Singing Ringing Binging Plinging Tinging Plinking Plonking Boinging Tree
 
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Ah yes Thundercats :thumbsup:

Is it wrong that I found Cheetara sexy? :unknown:

I never had Thundercat figures but my mom threw out my Transformer toys years ago :dash:
Yesss Thundercats are on the loose Thundercats are loose :)
Top Cat
Batfink
Fragile Rock
Thundercats
The Moomans
Nightmare
Reboot
Sharky and George
Gummy bears
Heman
Dogtanian
Rainbow brite
Gem
The loonie toons
God my list goes on you don't get kids t.v like that anymore :)
 
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The Banana Splits
Robinson Crusoe
Wacky Races
Trumpton and Camberwick Green
Captain Scarlett
HR Puffnstuff
The Herbs
Clangers
Scooby Doo Where Are You?
Top Cat.

"Someone get a message through to Captain Snort.
That he better start assembling the boys from the fort.
And keep Mrs Honeyman right outta sight.
Cos there's gonna be a riot down in Trumpton tonight!!"
 
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I am curious as to what went on in that Wimbledon Common burrow once they'd finished work for the day, Madame Cholet was the only female you ever saw!
 
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"Someone get a message through to Captain Snort.
That he better start assembling the boys from the fort.
And keep Mrs Honeyman right outta sight.
Cos there's gonna be a riot down in Trumpton tonight!!"
Got your oven gloves there, Joydivision?

Yeah, another vote for Thundercats. And there was Mysterious Cities of Gold that went on forever and NOTHING EVER HAPPENED.

Derek Griffiths seemed to be on everything. And it always puzzled me how an old guy like Tony Hart was surrounded by young girls all the time. That was before I learned about art school.
 
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Some others I enjoyed -

The Pink Panther Show
Top Cat
The Jetsons
Metal Mickey
The Flinstones
Captain Caveman
Dastardly and Muttley
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
Roger Ramjet
 
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Battle of the planets
Heidi
Black Beauty
Dangermouse
Tiswas
Camberwick green
Finger Bob
Mr Ben
Blake 7
Dr Who
Wonder Woman
Pugwash
Blue Peter
Jim'll fix it :(
All Creatures great and small
That one with the guy with the straw heads and aunt sally
The Clangers
Bagpuss
Buck Rogers
 
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Jim'll fix it :( - Yes, I don't think we're allowed to admit to liking this anymore. Like all those Seventies editions of Top of the Pops that he was in that BBC4 can't repeat
All Creatures great and small - Strictly speaking not a Kids programme though.
That one with the guy with the straw heads and aunt sally - Worzel Gummidge with former Dr Who Jon Pertwee and Sherlock landlady Una Stubbs
 
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Was an 80s kid and we spent a lot of time abroad due to my dad's job but a few shows I enjoyed;

Voltron
Masters of the Universe
SilverHawks
MASK
Sabre Rider
Galaxy Rangers
BraveStar
Transformers
Battle of the Planets
ThunderSub
The Gobots
ThunderCats
Spiral Zone
Widget the World Watcher
Skeleton Warriors
Chip n' Dale rescue rangers
Duck Tales
Batman the Animated Series
Robotech

I could go on for days, I think
 
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Battle of the planets
Heidi
Black Beauty
Dangermouse
Tiswas
Camberwick green
Finger Bob
Mr Ben
Blake 7
Dr Who
Wonder Woman
Pugwash
Blue Peter
Jim'll fix it :(
All Creatures great and small
That one with the guy with the straw heads and aunt sally
The Clangers
Bagpuss
Buck Rogers
Wurzel Gummage - can't remember what the program was called though :blush:
 
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During my childhood there was no such thing as TV. However, the BBC Radio Children`s Hour programs with `uncle`Hugh and `auntie Doris at 5.00pm every afternoon - particularly Toy Town with Larry the Lamb, Mr. Growser & Ernest the Policeman - were always listened to avidly, as also were the Rambles with Romany, and then there was always the Saturday morning tuppenny rush at the cinemas, which were nearly always westerns and we all took our own sixguns so that we could join in the mayhem.
 
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Not exactly kids programmes, but I watched these as a child:

A-Team
Knight Rider
Airwolf
Blue Thunder
Street Hawk
V
Manimal
Bring Them Back Alive
 
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