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Post by Sparkster » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:02 pm

This follows on from another topic on this forum relating to whether kids have any fun these days, and in particular the justifiable claim that kids TV today is mostly of poor quality. Just wondering what people's favvourite shows were from there childhood? For me, Knightmare on CITV was in a league of its own for presentation and the excitement it created in this young boy! Any others?

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Post by koopa42 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:15 pm

i could list lots including knightmare but i'll just add starfleet

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Post by roberthazelby » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:04 am

Sparkster, when was the last time you saw Knightmare?

The only reason I ask is that as a wee lad I used to love the programme, so when I found a complete series for download I grabbed it right away.

I managed to watch about half of the first episode before losing the will to live. Seeing a bunch of kids spend 10 minutes direct another kid towards a doorway may have been enjoyable for us 20 years ago, but now I found it was like watching paint dry.

Now, Bagpuss on the other hand... ;)

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Post by Dudley » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:23 am

I've watched all 8 series recently. Kinghtmare gets markedly better after the first few episodes when people learn the noble art of sidestepping.

But never quite learn the left/right differential.
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Post by merman » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:23 am

Challenge TV regularly show old episodes of Knightmare.

Applied to go on it with some friends, but never got on TV.

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Post by LeeT » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:46 am

merman wrote:Challenge TV regularly show old episodes of Knightmare.

Applied to go on it with some friends, but never got on TV.
For some reason, I watched two episodes of Bullseye on ChallengeTV yesterday (complete with Central front and end caps, ident fans!).

As for kids programmes, I was a big fan of No73 (saturday morning programme on ITV 1982-89). It was different from the usual BBC patronising- the- kiddies style of presentation.

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Post by Morkin » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:24 am

Grange Hill, Tuckers Luck, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry & Starsky & Hutch.

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Post by Ciaran » Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:55 pm

Knightmare ruled. Awesome show, and I saw quite a few episodes again recently. They still haven't lost their magic.

Then, of course, there was Going Live, with Phillip Schofield and Gordon the Gopher, among other things. That was cool. :D

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:02 pm

I'm going to show my old fart side here. Apart from Warner Bros cartoons and Tom and Jerry I used to love the old 'Lone Ranger' series that used to be shown in the school holidays. Black and White, dating from the late 40s to 1950s and starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. I even pestered my parents for the Lone Ranger action figures (think Action Man but -er- the Lone Ranger and Tonto plus horses) that were around in the early 70s. My mates and I would go out after every show and re-enact the Lone Rangers battles against bad guys.

Oh and as a late Christmas pressie I was presented with a DVD box set of 15 classic episodes of the series by Mrs Von. Top stuff...I am off to run round the neighbourhood shouting "Hi-yo Silver!" (check your local press for details of nutter in mask be arrested for galloping down the High Street :D ).
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Post by Frank Chickens » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:15 pm

<Edits post when OP wasn't talking about programmes seen as a child>

Database, Tucker's Luck & Grange Hill, Pac-Man, Razmatazz, Jigsaw, Beat The Teacher, Beyond the Labrinyth...

That's enough of my faves for now.
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Post by Morkin » Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:22 am

Ciaran wrote:
...and Gordon the Gopher...
I used to love that furry little fella. :oops:

And I've just remembered The Banana Splits ! Song lyrics posted for no apparent reason... :lol:


One banana, two banana, three banana, four
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Comin' to bring you the Banana Split show
Makin' up a mess of fun, makin' up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone

(CHORUS)
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

Four banana, three banana, two banana, one
All bananas playin' in the bright warm sun.
Flippin' like a pancake, popping like a cork
Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper an' Snork

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Two banana, four banana, one banana, three
Swingin' like a bunch on monkeys, hangin' from a tree.
Hey there, ev'rybody, won't you come along and see
How much like Banana Splits ev'ryone can be

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Makin up a mess of fun
Makin up a mess of fun
Happiness for ev'ryone
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:53 am

Kaptain_Von wrote: I even pestered my parents for the Lone Ranger action figures (think Action Man but -er- the Lone Ranger and Tonto plus horses) that were around in the early 70s.
I had those. They lasted well into the She-Ra era when my sister started using Silver for that instead.

Not as good as the Tom Baker era Dr Who figure though. Hard to beat that for kids tv and I'm glad to see its return this year. I was worried they'd butcher it but on the whole its been quite enjoyable. The new Doctor's first proper episode on Christmas day worked out well too imo - seems to have a bit of personality about him so I'm looking forward to a few quirks next year.
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Post by Wil » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:05 am

I (also being an old fart) used to love Screen Test with Michael Rodd and Clapperboard with Chris Kelly.

Kids TV also used to have some cracking dramas that they don't seem to bother with much now. Chocky, Children of the Stones etc.

I also have a soft spot for (from when I was quite young) H.R.Pufnstuf

And of course, The Tomorrow People (which is still ace on the new(ish) CD audio dramas).

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Post by LeeT » Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:12 am

I had my first 'crush' on 'Marmalade Atkins' after watching the series (around 1981/82?). :oops:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:40 am

LeeT wrote:I had my first 'crush' on 'Marmalade Atkins' after watching the series (around 1981/82?). :oops:
I remember her, she was a bad girl. Quite appealing in some ways, utterly repulsive in others.

Looked her up and gobsmacked to find she's now deceased after a good career (I didn't recognise her in Four Weddings...):
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