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Personal logo Midpoint Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:12 a.m. PST

With a mix of fear and love I note that ITV is running a weekend long marathon of classic children's programmes from the eighties and nineties.

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My personal favourite – and I'm sure I'm not alone – is Knightmare.

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Oh god I'm old!

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:15 a.m. PST

I'm looking forward to Count Duckula…. :-)

WarrenB03 Jan 2013 7:37 a.m. PST

My personal favourite and I'm sure I'm not alone is Knightmare.

You are not alone.

Although it does face a bit of competition from Pat Sharp's Mullet of Magnificence.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:40 a.m. PST

Never heard of any of them, but then my era would be the late 60s/early 70s…(ouch, even older)!

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:41 a.m. PST

You feel even older when you realise that someone thinks of stuff from the nineties as nostalgic!

Chief Lackey Rich Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2013 8:08 a.m. PST

This thread makes me glad I watched that youtubed documentary on British children's shows throughout the decades – other than the Tomorrow People and Doctor Who, I can't recall seeing anything from the UK when I was a young 'un.

Paul S03 Jan 2013 8:49 a.m. PST

provided the bit between is gordon the gopher and his friend I'm happy.

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 8:56 a.m. PST

Having looked at the list on Wikipedia, I don't recognise many even from my era.
Didn't watch ITV much (still don't). Probably the only programme I'd have made an effort to watch during the children's TV slot would have been Danger Mouse. Otherwise, ITV's main contribution to my childhood was probably the Gerry Anderson stuff. I suppose there were a few daytime progs during holidays or sickness, like Pipkins and Chorlton and the Wheelies.

parrskool Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 9:09 a.m. PST

We want Muffin….. Muffin the Mule.

freewargamesrules03 Jan 2013 10:37 a.m. PST

Tomorrow people for me used to love that show

dwight shrute03 Jan 2013 10:37 a.m. PST

aren't they remaking the tomorrow people ?

Personal logo Jeremy Sutcliffe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 5:01 p.m. PST

If you want to go back further try Whirligig whirligig-tv.co.uk

Inner Sanctum04 Jan 2013 2:35 a.m. PST

A few years ago we had 2 young Japanese girls in the shop – somehow Star Trek got mentioned. One looked to the other, mouthed "Star Trek", the reply was a shrug. Obviously never heard of it. THEN we felt old.

Had been hoping for a Gerry Anderson season. Some of the old black and white series.

First tv that really influenced me – second episode Dr Who.

Norman D Landings Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 8:39 a.m. PST

"Arthur of the Britons", anybody?

And, of course, "The Flashing Blade".

Back when history, war and swordplay were the stuff to give the kids!

Architectus Militaria04 Jan 2013 9:10 a.m. PST

Yes, I enjoyed 'Arthur of the Britons'. It was really good. Still one of the few attempts to create the style and clothes etc of the perceived period that looked right or at least matched my perception of what it should have looked like.
And the 'Flashing Blade' filled a gap on Saturday mornings very well too!
Then there were other serials too that I remember… Anyone else
remember 'Tripods'?

Norman D Landings Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 9:45 a.m. PST

Yeah… I'd had to read the books as an English assignment. The series wasn't bad, for it's time. Shame they never finished off the trilogy.

dick garrison04 Jan 2013 10:47 a.m. PST

I too am a Dangermouse fan, and to my shame? have the complete three seasons of Cholton and the Wheelies on DVD.

Shame that the one show I'd love to see again isn't on though…

Gilberts Fridge!

Palewarrior Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 12:45 p.m. PST

Was "Flashing Blade" the dubbed Saturday morning adventure? IIRC it had a cool theme tune…

Personal logo Jeremy Sutcliffe Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 1:01 p.m. PST
yourpaceormine04 Jan 2013 1:46 p.m. PST

Flashing Blade – I only have memories of one episode. I'm sure there was only one episode repeated ad nauseum. Used to think the same about Father Ted. Whenever we got in from the pub and put tellybox on Ted and Dougal were running around some limestone pavement landscape.

We didn't watch ITV at our house, too common. BBC household – still can't watch ITV news, it's just wrong.

Although I did like Tiswas (Sally James mostly) watched at a friend's house on Saturday mornings.

yourpaceormine04 Jan 2013 1:50 p.m. PST

Gilbert's Fridge. Student viewing. We even went out and bought Engelbert Humperdink lps as a result. Think I have a Gilbert book somewhere… Also watched Going For Gold, sort of breakfast TV really. As a household everyone got up to ewatcg G4G with a breakfast feast of fishfinger and mayo sandwiches, washed down with whatever alcohol was in the house.

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop10 Jan 2013 2:25 p.m. PST

Day of the Triffids!

manchesterreg Inactive Member13 Jan 2013 7:13 a.m. PST

Flashing Blade, thanks for that link!!! Brings back happy memories.

Volleyfire Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2013 2:39 p.m. PST

Thee was another French programme that was dubbed featuring air force pilots flying Super Mysteres. Anyone remember what it was called? Came from the same stable as the Flashing Blade I think. And it was on BBC. The only ITV kids programme I watched was Magpie I think, mainly for Jenny Hanley's legs.

Jubilation T Cornpone18 Jan 2013 10:00 a.m. PST

Wasn't the 'The Aeronauts'I seem to remember part of the theme tune was 'When the do or die Aeronauts fly' or some such gubbins.

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