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what was going on with daytime school tv back then

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:14 am
by parappa
Remember back in the day when there used to be school programmes on channel 4, and there would be big gaps between each programme that had a picture of a clock with a kind of synth/prog rock tune in the background. I remember once at school the teacher was ill so she put on school TV, and when the music was playing we all sang along to the tune because we all knew it!

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:42 am
by DaleChipmunk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iJdyuF2cuc
parappa wrote:I remember once at school the teacher was ill so she put on school TV, and when the music was playing we all sang along to the tune because we all knew it!
Yeah, we used to do that as well - along with hand and arm movements (think calypso style).

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:02 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Wow, that music's been stuck in my head for most of my adult life, and I had no idea where it came from. Now I do! Cheers for that :D

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:48 am
by parappa
that calypso ones the classic. The "da da da da-da-da da da da" one.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:57 pm
by DoctorForbin
I was always freaked out by this spelling programme that had a floating Ball in it and a creepy bit part as his actor - strike a chord with anyone? I think it had a literal title like speak and spell or something.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:13 pm
by Sir Hilary Bray
DoctorForbin wrote:I was always freaked out by this spelling programme that had a floating Ball in it and a creepy bit part as his actor - strike a chord with anyone? I think it had a literal title like speak and spell or something.

Was that with the bald guy, with the tash? always used to get himself into stupid
situations, falling over etc...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:37 pm
by Smurph
DoctorForbin wrote:I was always freaked out by this spelling programme that had a floating Ball in it and a creepy bit part as his actor - strike a chord with anyone? I think it had a literal title like speak and spell or something.
Wasn't Look and Read, was it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_and_Read

Ah, Bill the Brickie was a legend...

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:54 pm
by DoctorForbin
Smurph wrote:
DoctorForbin wrote:I was always freaked out by this spelling programme that had a floating Ball in it and a creepy bit part as his actor - strike a chord with anyone? I think it had a literal title like speak and spell or something.
Wasn't Look and Read, was it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_and_Read

Ah, Bill the Brickie was a legend...
That's the one! I was only little. but everytime teacher got the betamax of that programme out, I sat at the back of the AV room cowering.... it was creepy.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:11 pm
by samhain81
Awesome memory

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

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:02 pm
by djcarlos
That was the one with the song about "magic, magic E!" :lol:

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

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:14 pm
by Antiriad2097
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:35 pm
by Liamh1982
Never really saw BBC schools stuff, couldn't really receive BBC2 properly until about 1994!

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

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:25 pm
by Sureshot
I think the gap was a grace period for teachers to setup their VCRs to record it. ;) 'F*CK, I SWEAR I REWOUND THIS TAPE!'

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

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:30 pm
by themightymartin
djcarlos wrote:That was the one with the song about "magic, magic E!" :lol:
http://youtu.be/l-Gq17O-HRc

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

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:44 am
by djcarlos
themightymartin wrote:
djcarlos wrote:That was the one with the song about "magic, magic E!" :lol:
http://youtu.be/l-Gq17O-HRc
Awesome, well found.