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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Cheers, I had been trying to remember the name of that one.
    You could just say anything by Oliver Postgate (Small Films)
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    ...or indeed watching Jenny Handley in Magpie or Janet Ellis in Blue Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I enjoyed watching Rosie & Jim when my son was growing up.





    I didn't enjoy it when young children on the towpath would point at my boat and ask if Rosie and Jim were onboard.
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    Children of the stones a television drama with the wonderful Freddie Jones
    The Wooden Tops not really a great kids show, but it is the first one I can remember watching
    The Secret garden
    Rainbow
    Inigo Pipkin/The Pipkins
    Tiswas - obviously!
    Camberwick green/Trumpton/Chigley
    Grange Hill
    Bagpuss
    The magic Roundabout - groovy man!
    Mr Benn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    Children of the stones a television drama with the wonderful Freddie Jones
    The Wooden Tops not really a great kids show, but it is the first one I can remember watching
    The Secret garden
    Rainbow
    Inigo Pipkin/The Pipkins
    Tiswas - obviously!
    Camberwick green/Trumpton/Chigley
    Grange Hill
    Bagpuss
    The magic Roundabout - groovy man!
    Mr Benn
    1977's Children of the Stones was far too frightening for children's TV! It also featured a pre-Blakes 7 Gareth Thomas.

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    Always enjoyed the Flashing Blade when I was 9 or 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Always enjoyed the Flashing Blade when I was 9 or 10.
    And Desert Crusader
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Time for a voice from the younger *cough* generation

    Jossey's Giants
    Bad Boyes
    Grange Hill (series 8-13, but the last one was out of habit, as the best characters like Imelda and Gonch had gone prior)
    The Box of Delights
    Moondial
    Transformers
    Tom & Jerry
    Top of the Pops
    Neighbours (I was an early adopter, as I watched the first episodes that were initially only shown early in the day as I was off school sick for a week or two when it first started!)
    The Monkees (it was on during school holidays, and my mum had a couple of the original LPs)
    Pretty much any of the mega-long animated euro-sagas like Dogtanian, Willy Fog and Ulysees
    Willo the Wisp
    Roobarb & Custard
    Danger Mouse
    Knightmare (pretty much the only thing on ITV that was allowed on without mooing and grunting from my mother)
    Tripods

    From a teenage PoV - My So Called Life.

    There's a good few years between me and my sister, so by dint of having to put up with her watching kids TV I also quite enjoyed the Queen's Nose, and the first Romana D'Annunzio year of Blue Peter (then she reappeared with some sort of butch dyke haircut!)

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    or indeed watching [...] Janet Ellis in Blue Peter.
    My confession here is that she was the first female of the species to light up the part of my young brain that girls had quite a different dimension than simply being smelly, annoying or a source of japes when pulling their ponytails. I was really gutted when she decided to quit Blue Peter and had a general hatred of Yvette Fielding as her successor (not helped by the fact that Fielding was actually piss poor)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    1977's Children of the Stones was far too frightening for children's TV! It also featured a pre-Blakes 7 Gareth Thomas.
    You are quite right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Time for a voice from the younger *cough* generation
    You may well cough, some of us saw your boyish picture on Twitter earlier, complete with (incorrect) date of birth.
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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