Old Favourites

We've had sweets - what about TV....

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13/09/2002 at 14:24
Hi All

A work colleague of mine was browsing the internet the other day and found a poster company that specialises in cult programmes.

I was really pleased to find one for Chorlton and the Wheelies, one of my fav programmes when I was young (now my screensaver)But no one else in the office can remember it. I'm surely not that old!

Can anyone out there remember it? What other favourites did you have from your childhood? I was also a big fan of the Flumps and Bod (how sad)

Lets see what gems you can come up with!
WildWill    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:30
Yeh, I used to like Chorlton and the Wheelies

along with "The clanggers" and later on Danger Mouse

13/09/2002 at 14:31
Clangers was good :-)
13/09/2002 at 14:33
Pogles wood
Noggin the nog.
13/09/2002 at 14:34
OK, so I show my age now....
How about Camberwick Green, Trumpton, Mary Mungo and Midge, Blue Peter (in Black and White), Play Away with Brian Cant, Grange Hill with Tucker Jenkins.
Watching Pot Black, the snooker programme in B & W was also a great night's telly!
13/09/2002 at 14:34
'Ello Little Old Lady.

Still try to model myself on Chorlton's laid back manner.

Willow the Wisp another classic. Mr Ben....Mary Mongo and Midge....Calimero....Chrystal Tipps and Alistair.....Bagpuss.....Clangers etc etc etc.

Worst part of Mr Benn was when the shop keeper showed up at the end and you knew the adventure was over for another week...boo hoo
WildWill    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:38

You forgot about Chiggly (Spelling ???)

13/09/2002 at 14:39
cougie    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:43
Dangermouse was great - I used to have to hurtle home from school to catch it. And sadly I think that was in the 6th form.
Mr Benn was a great hero of mine. He's got a guide to Life out at the moment. Quite disturbing though !
Blue Peter was ace, but not Grange Hill - it was too close for comfort to my school to enjoy that !

Still don't get the Clangers. I like the Tweenies now - especially when they do their field trips. Teletubbies was good - I saw it before all the fuss about it came out and was raving onto my mates about this great psychedelic kids prog on Sunday tv at 7am. Grown out of it now though.
13/09/2002 at 14:43
The Ghosts of Motley Hall. Metal Mickey. Robbies Robots. Pitkins ? Rentaghost. Follyfoot. Doubledeckers. Banana Splitz.
cougie    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:45
Pipkins ! It's Time.........
Hartley Hare rules !
13/09/2002 at 14:45
It's just got to be Thunderbirds....

And the Clangers, White Horses, Belle and Sebastian.

Kids TV nowadays is not too bad providing you can cut through the crap japanese cartoons - things like Angela Anaconda, Travelling Thornberrys, Playdays, even the Tweenies are quite good.

13/09/2002 at 14:46
Oh my goodness, Follyfoot! I'd forgotten that - boy did I love it. Also Black Beauty and Seven Little Australians.
cougie    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:46
The Queens Nose is a really good latter day one.
13/09/2002 at 14:47
Jackanory was always good as was Magpie, but only because I used to have a crsuh on Jenny Hanley!
13/09/2002 at 14:48
And even now she makes me muddle up my words!
WildWill    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:48
I used to prefer Magpie to Blue Peter (Much more hippy)

I actually went out and bought Danger Mouse on DVD the other day :o)
13/09/2002 at 14:49
Follyfoot was a particular favourite because of the theme tune mentioning a lightening tree. Our nearest stable had a distinctive lightning struck tree that my sister and her friends were convinced the programme was all about. Kids huh.
13/09/2002 at 14:51
Try this site for size. It'll bring back all sorts of memories...
13/09/2002 at 14:56
What about HR Puff 'n' Stuff (sp?) with Jack Wild and a character called Witchypoo (sp?)?

Does anyone remember Twizzle?

...and The Wooden Tops - with the wonderful goose-stepping spotty dog!?

...and The Tomorrow People (the guys with the jaunt belts)?

...and the series called Tales from Europe and, in particular, a story called The Singing Ringing Tree?

No, I don't (quite) have square eyes - but I do wear contact lenses!!

Happy Shambling!
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