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Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:21 am
by joefish
Peter Serafinowicz's first series of Look Around You was a brilliant spoof of the 'BBC Programmes for Schools and Colleges'. They were fairly short programmes, but had the countdown clock, dodgy beards and patronising voice-overs spot-on. If you've only ever seen the second series (which spoofed early Tomorrow's World) the first ones are well worth checking out.

Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:28 am
by Liamh1982
^ Got the first series on DVD, was slightly disappointed in the second - what worked in 10 minute chunks was hard to sustain over 30.

Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:51 am
by DoctorForbin
Antiriad2097 wrote:
parappa wrote:Remember back in the day when there used to be school programmes on channel 4
No. There were only 3 channels when I was at school.
For some reason we only ever got to see them on tape. My theory is if the teacher was particularly hungover, they'd suddenly say it was am AV Period and sling on a tape.

Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:16 am
by SpecChum81
I remember these!!

Another nice little trip down memory lane! :D

Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:46 am
by joefish
Liamh1982 wrote:^ Got the first series on DVD, was slightly disappointed in the second - what worked in 10 minute chunks was hard to sustain over 30.
True. Although the different approach helped. The visit from an 80s Prince Charles, combining genuine archive footage with back-views of a stand-in and partially lip-synched dialogue from an impersonator was an outstanding bit of editing.

Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:48 am
by parappa
I remember a man called Leonard Hatred who wanted to spray peoples mouths shut, lol.

Re: what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:26 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
We always had the Magic Pencil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8n5VAfT ... re=related

After a couple of years of this, it looked (to me) like the Magic Pencil was running out of ink/lead/magic dust. That was a sad day.

EDIT:

Oh, and Playbox as well! Me and my brother used to empty our toy box and get into it to re-enact this stuff.