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Forgotten Children's Television Programmes

(April 2007)

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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
The idea of this thread is to talk about / list the " forgotten " children's TV programmes that are never / hardly ever talked about, but we loved or made an impression on us.

My three to get it started are " Over The Moon " which was a Watch With Mother / See-Saw slot programme with Sam Dale. I used to love it for it's theme tune sung by Kim Goody. It also featured on one programme a zoetrope - the first time I had even seen one of these.

My second " nomination " is a drama called " Who Sir? Me Sir? " and although I can't remember much about it, I seem to remember it was about a school taking on another at some sports competition. ( Feel free to add / correct if inaccurate! )

My last for now is " The Bagthorpe Saga " based on the book by Helen Cresswell. I remember catching this on BBC Two when they used to repeat kids' shows at 6pm ( like the rerun of Grange Hill they used to do ). Dandy Nichols played the gran I think. Smile
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Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
I remember when Watch with Mother first started and was just three days a week.

Andy Pandy on Tuesday, The Flower Pot Men on Wednesday and Rag, Tag and Bobtail on Thursdays.

Then it went to five days, with Picture Book on Mondays and The Woodentops on Fridays.

As to the mainstream, 5 o'clock, stuff, I only really remember weekends. Whirligig on Saturdays and Muffin the Mule, followed by Huw Wheldon's All Your Own on Sundays.
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A former member
there was also Mr moon that scots man lived over the moon...

Count duckula and jamie and his magic touch have not been rebroadcast,

rex the runt was around one winter 5 years ago

and plus Aaagh Its the Mr hell show ( which just came out on DVD today)
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mccanmat London London
Spatz
Puddle Lane
Alphabet Zoo
T-Bag!


Ahhh fond memories
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and don;t forget Grotbag and the other Pink thing emu
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Mr-Stabby London London
Bad Influence, one of the best shows ever made by CITV, and probably one of the only shows to treat kids like adults, and treat gaming and technology like a hobby as opposed to something that stops you playing outside and what not .
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JasonB London London
Twelve clips from spatz are on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=spatz4dvd
Credit to poster.
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tvarksouthwest
AndrewDundee posted:
My three to get it started are " Over The Moon " which was a Watch With Mother / See-Saw slot programme with Sam Dale. I used to love it for it's theme tune sung by Kim Goody. It also featured on one programme a zoetrope - the first time I had even seen one of these.

Presented by Sam Dale, as I recall.

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My second " nomination " is a drama called " Who Sir? Me Sir? " and although I can't remember much about it, I seem to remember it was about a school taking on another at some sports competition. ( Feel free to add / correct if inaccurate! )

Showing at the same time as Grange Hill's 1985 series, this was school sitcom rather than school drama and the lead character was "Nutty" - Deirdre McTavish to her teachers. The show also gave Kelly George, later of GH, his acting break. I may have a pic in an old BEEB magazine somewhere.
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TV Fetish West Country (East) Points West
Rag Time - 15 minutes of fun with wooden spoons dressed as people! Shocked

A Handful Of Songs - a couple of hippies singing sea shanties! Laughing
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mdtauk London London
Telebugs - got me interested in computers...
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Victor and Hugo
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what about the cat and dog that live in a box!

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