Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Fred83 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:14 pm

i remember doctor snuggles,always had woeful sound quality!

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by JazzFunk » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:37 pm

Hammer House of Horror!

That episode with Denholm Elliott as an estate agent, it freaked me out massively as a kid - luckily it's on the recent DVDs! :D

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by RMLF » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:20 pm

r0jaws wrote:
Wizards

Still a cracking movie, although I prefer it after a couple of beers myself. :)
Ive heard of it and seen a clip or two .. thanks to Captain Micros Electronic Comic looks very good tbh
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Squigs_Ghost » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:59 pm

r0jaws wrote:I always get strange looks whenever I talk about 'The Adventure Game'. I have vivid memories of Uncle shaking his leaves when he was angry, and feeling quite apprehensive about the idea of falling off the struts when taking on the Vortex at the end.
Brilliant stuff (at the time obviously :wink: )
I was desperately trying to think of the name of this progeamme to put up on here and never found the time to look into it.

I haven't looked at the you tube clips but I seem to remember a very young Jenny Powell, some old guy in robes, the Vortex with the invisible on screen monster and a Maze which you had to navigate via a computer monitor. The maze was essentially one of the first line graphic programme mazes and there were several spin offs from it for the home computer.

Ohhh, happy days (and first crush if Iremember correctly).

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by TheBoingoBandit » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:57 am

Here's a really obscure one.



Who remembers when they used to race F1 cars around the streets of Birmingham? :shock:


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=861792

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by joefish » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:29 pm

Champion the Wonder Horse.

An old movie serial, like Rocketman, shown on summer holiday morning TV.

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by RMLF » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:25 pm

TheBoingoBandit wrote:Here's a really obscure one.



Who remembers when they used to race F1 cars around the streets of Birmingham? :shock:


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=861792
Birmingham Super Prix.. won one year by Jean Alesi withiout loking at that thread

Was shown on ITV and there is a web sites with pictures of the route now kicking about

http://8w.forix.com/bsp/bsp-today/index.html

Enjoy this thread http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80521
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by RMLF » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:26 pm

JazzFunk wrote:Hammer House of Horror!

That episode with Denholm Elliott as an estate agent, it freaked me out massively as a kid - luckily it's on the recent DVDs! :D
That was on ITV 4 recently as well.. I missed a bit of it but the demolition ball was well erm weird
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Jelly Monster » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:28 pm

For Squigs_ghost I have a few episodes on avi that might jog the memory....

Here's four others for your grey matter:

1. Tele bugs (No really!, ITV early 80's)

2. Devlin (Motorbike guy)

3. Inch High Private Eye

and finally my favourite from the 70's...Marine Boy (The lad himself, he of the hummable theme tune, boomerang throwing and gum chewing persuasion..)

Happy days!

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by woody.cool » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:01 pm

Jelly Monster wrote:1. Tele bugs (No really!, ITV early 80's)
I really liked the Telebugs when I was a kid (I was quite young in the 80's) but it was superb.
I don't remember any of the others you mention though :(

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Megamixer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:11 pm

Does anybody remember the kids program Zapp from CITV?
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Fred83 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:24 pm

Yes i do.Oten mentioned it.I remember cubert lilly!.
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Megamixer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:43 pm

and the magic hands! I loved seeing if it would ever zoom in on the comic panels that you rarely saw.
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Fred83 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:57 pm

ox tales anyone?.

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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by StickyTape » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:08 pm

A few I've not seen mentioned so far:

Spooks of Bottle Bay - Watching the intro still gives me chills today! Before YouTube, it took me years to convince friends there was a TV show about puppet ghosts who lived in ship in a bottle :P

Kissyfur - I always remember that being on Saturday mornings, and missing it one time cos I had to go food shopping with my parents. It was the episode with the train crash. I was gutted!

The Amazing Spiderman - Live Action TV Series - Now this one is possibly my favourite TV shows from when I was a kid, but I've NEVER found anyone else who watched it when they were younger. Even my Dad who used to watch it with me denied there was ever a series! Most people don't even know there was a live action Spiderman before the recent movies. Some know of the 1970's movies with the same cast, but not many know about the series.

This was the first time I saw Spiderman, before I saw any comics or cartoons, so my mental image of Spiderman is the one from this TV show. He's still my favourite super hero :P I'd be very interested to hear if any of you guys have seen it, and what you thought about it - Trailer
look at it sideways wrote:A TV show I loved when I was younger that nobody seems to know was Fantastic Max. Here's the intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dSJ2Y4iVus
I used to love Fantastic Max. Thanks for reminding me about him :D
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Squigs_Ghost wrote:Who remembers the Moomins?
Come on, everyone remembers the Moomins (and most were terrified by them!)
I'm still terrified of them!! :cry:

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