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27th Jan 2006, 18:17
Just read that 'Bullseye' the darts/quiz show is about to be ressurected.Alas,Jim Bowen will not be anchoring it though.

They just dont make programs like they used to nowadays!

What other 'greats' can anyone remember?

<I used to watch Rainbow also:cool: >

27th Jan 2006, 18:22
The "A" team 21 years old this year!!

"chips" cos it was friday night TV when I grew up:}

"logans Run" first ever introduction to the sandmen

my list:ok:

27th Jan 2006, 18:27
I can 'trump' CHIPS with.......

T J Hooker


Farmer 1
27th Jan 2006, 18:34
Ralph Thompson Draws An Animal, the Epilogue, and THE TEST CARD.

Onan the Clumsy
27th Jan 2006, 18:39
Which test card? (http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/testcard/) :8

27th Jan 2006, 18:45
"Logan's Run"...'cos Jenny Agutter gets her kit off..:ok: ! As she did in "Outback" and "American Werewolf in London"...:ok: :ok:

"Gary Halliday" about the only TV series about flying when I was a kid.

Any edition of "Dr Who" with either Deborah Watling or Elizabeth Sladen as the 'Doctor's assistants. Or Katy Manning....:E

And "Magpie" with Susan Stranks in a bra-less top and mini skirt. Aaaargh.. Nurse, quick, before I .....oops, bugger!!

Farmer 1
27th Jan 2006, 18:56
Which test card? (http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/testcard/) :8

Test card F, BBC2, of course. I like the bit where it says "Did you know that the X on the noughts and crosses board was included to indicate the approximate centre of the card?" Wonder why they couldn't adjust it to make it the exact centre.

And another thing - did you know that the young girl, Carole Hersee, was left handed, and the photograph was reversed, because being left handed was considered unacceptable?

27th Jan 2006, 18:57
The girl on the BSB test cards was MUCH prettier!

27th Jan 2006, 19:00
Starsky and Hutch, Hogan's Heroes, The Gong Show, and how about Quincy MD?
Aviation related, well sort of, Baa Baa Black Sheep:}

27th Jan 2006, 19:06
Muffin the Mule with Annette Mills.
The Appleyards
Billy Bunter
Mr. Pastry with Richard Herne
The Black Tulip
George Cansdale and animals.
Hans and Lotte Hass
Sea Hunt
Amos and Andy
The George Burns & Gracy Allen Show
Quatermass and the Pit
Dixon of Dock Green
Armand & Michaela Denis
Miss Pemberton
I love Lucy
Pussy cat Willum
And so many more in the days of black and white when 'converters', the original set top boxes, enabled some of us to receive commercial TV for the first time. ;)

tony draper
27th Jan 2006, 19:09
Watched a hilarious one from the late sixties it must have been ,judging from the length of the mini skirts, called The Adventurer on itv4 last night staring Gene Barry so naff it was good.
PS,Telly from the late sixties is good watching for the dedicated leg man.

Onan the Clumsy
27th Jan 2006, 19:16
Test card F, BBC2, of course.
:ooh: You're kidding right?

The F was absolute wank and always made me feel vaguely uncomfortable in a peadoish sort of way.

The G was musc better - the colour G of course and not that poxy modified C that PYE passed off as a G.

For that matter the C was definately the best b&W card. I spent many a happy evening watching the C card. :ok:

27th Jan 2006, 19:21
We had an Indian Chief on our test card. Now the tv is 24hrs (excluding the bloody "paid programming" of course).

27th Jan 2006, 19:22
The potter's wheel

How to build a coracle

How to make a cricket bat

London to Brighton in 4 minutes

All from the days of black-and-white. When Muffin the Mule wasn't an offence, of course.

27th Jan 2006, 19:26
Les Chevaliers du Ciel, anybody remember that!

27th Jan 2006, 19:40
Quatermass and the Pit

Yes, that bit when they opened the capsule and the Martian collapsed.......seen it several times and it ALWAYS makes me jump!

Adding to the List:

Andy Pandy
Bill & Ben the Flowerpot Men
Billy Bean and his Machine (can even remember the song, how sad is that?):eek:
Woodentops (never rated them, myself)
6.05 Special
Juke Box Jury
Vision On

Beags, you forgot the Kitten and Ball of Wool interlude....


27th Jan 2006, 19:51
Whats the one with 'Alf Garnett' in it...In sickness and in health???

Whatever it was it was bloody brills but probably banned now due to being un PC.:(

27th Jan 2006, 20:05
Just for you, Ripline:

"Billy Bean built a machine to see what it could do.
He made it out of sticks and stones, and nuts and bolts and glue.
The motor sang chuggle-a-rang, chuggle-a-ruggle-a-rator,
And all of a sudden a picture appeared on the funny old cartoonerator
Billy Bean built a machine to see what it would do,
It did the funniest things he'd seen,
So he called it his fun machine, machine,
Billy Bean and his fun machine."

27th Jan 2006, 20:08
What about Whirlybirds, Supercar,Fireball XL5, Torchy, Take Hart, William Tell, Robin Hood, Blue Peter, Magpie [Susan Stranks].....What was the prog where Ms Stranks had a spider [someones hand] wandering over her chest.... me, ME ME..please

27th Jan 2006, 20:09
'Get Smart' - so stupid + funny.

27th Jan 2006, 20:12
Jeepers, BEagle, that's mighty impressive....

I guess that's two of us who need to get out more?



27th Jan 2006, 20:43
Candid Camera, and Quackerjack.
The Clangers.
Johnny Morris roasting his chestnuts.
The Avengers.
Him Jardy from Fells Wargo, Special Ingestivator.
Beverley Hillbillies.

27th Jan 2006, 20:58
'The Avengers'.....Diana Rigg in a tight leather cat suit had quite a noticeable effect on young Cranwell Flt Cdts unable to go out to the fleshpots of...err, Sleaford..:eek:

27th Jan 2006, 21:11
Red Shoes Diary


27th Jan 2006, 21:16
"Holy Penquin suits, Batman!"
:ok: Was so tongue-in-cheek and OTT effects.

Vision On kept me rapt, with the Soup Dragons, the hippotamus and the wardrobe speech bubbles.

Lost in Space scared us kids witless.

Dr Who with the Cybermen and the Yeti.

Follyfoot Farm was notable only for two things, the budding huggy-fluff sheila always pining for the animals, and the biker chap with a great attitude.

The Magic Roundabout! Not truly far enough back in the dim, dark past to qualify but I liked it.

Yup on the Beverly Hillbillies. How many actresses played Elly-Mae?

Of course, the all-time bestest - The Prisoner.

Holocaust, Secret Army, Dad's Army

27th Jan 2006, 21:42
Beagle, stop it, Jenny Agutter and Diana Rigg... I need a lie down... No, just a lie down, honest... Outback? Do you mean Walkabout? I use the L advisedly. Don't remember Susan Stranks though.

Aeronauts was good... I think. And Magic Roundabout... Dr Who was always excellent provided one had a sofa as the Ultimate Deterrent.

27th Jan 2006, 21:49
Yes - sorry, Walkabout it was indeed.

Susan Stranks presented 'Magpie'....then the lovely Jenny Hanley took over.

...and as for Liza Goddard on 'Take 3 Girls'..:D

27th Jan 2006, 21:57
Sky King

Hancocks Half Hour

Thierry La Fronde (used to watch it on the french canal), was more use than French classes. great theme tune.

Python, Monty.

The Rifleman.


The Galloping Gourmet (used to hurry home from school to see it) He was funny and educational....now he's healthy.

That 07:30 news and music show with the incredibly cool, bubbly French lass
I used to watch during my stay in Issoudun in '95.

27th Jan 2006, 22:16
The Likley Lads....with Bridget Forsyth.....droool
Stingray...Anything can happen in the next half hour
Starsky and Hutch
Tomorrow People
Captain Scarlett
Petrocelli...did he ever finish his house?

tony draper
27th Jan 2006, 23:22
I recal when they took off the Lone Ranger on a Saturday night and put Sargeant Bilko in its place, done ones nut about that one did.
Come Tonto ,our work here is done.

27th Jan 2006, 23:44
The Three Stooges
Magnum PI
And I love old cartoon shows...

28th Jan 2006, 00:25
The best drama, in my opinion, was "Homicide",

But, not "Division 4" or "Matlock Police"

But I do second "The Sweeney", and "Get Smart",

What about "Van Der Valk"?

But if I only had really understood the jokes in "Batman" when I was a kid........

28th Jan 2006, 01:00
tin has cancelled pay TV
All American crap.
Im sure theres enough English and Aussie crap so why American crap?

28th Jan 2006, 05:17
Thanks Treadigraph,,
I can remember watching Dr Who, and one of the Daleks came in the front door of my aunts house (turns out my cousins friend had a costume) I was behind the sofa like a shot, its scared the bejabbers out of me, (I was only 5/6)
Anyone remember Tales of the Riverbank?? How did they get the water rat to steer that little boat, there's no way the BBC would have glued its paws to the steering wheel, would they!?!?!....

Captain Scarlet, Stingray and of course the greatest of them all Thunderbirds

28th Jan 2006, 05:58
Ripping Yarns! Michael Palin in . . . dun-dun-DAAHH!. . . 'The Claw'.

28th Jan 2006, 06:01
BEagle speaks much sense (here), especially about JA in Walkabout....
Tom and Jerry - used to be on every evening as far as I can remember, about 7pm? Classic stuff
Steptoe and Son
Monty Python
Not the Nine O'clock News (AmEx will do nicely Sir!)
Z cars (great cars!)
Upstairs Downstairs (very vague memory, couple of real characters and very tongue in cheek even if it wasn't meant to be)
Softly Softly (more good cars)
Eurovision Song Contest but only the year Abba won! (1974?)
Dad's Army
Formula One in the 70's and 80's
5 nations rugby with Bill McLaren commentating
Candid Camera

Don't watch much now! We've "progressed" from this sort of program to reality tv??

28th Jan 2006, 07:26
Morecambe and Wise
Magpie - but Susan Stranks was a bit of a dog. Jenny Hanley on the other, erm, hand was pure wet dream material for a spotty adolescent.
The Man From Uncle
Alias Simth and Jones
The Good Life
Vision On - I still him the gallery tune at work sometimes much to everyone else's annoyance.
Scooby Doo...

Lance Murdoch
28th Jan 2006, 07:34
It aint half hot mum. They sometimes repeat it on UKTV Gold.
The Comic Strip Presents
The Young Ones

Oldjet Jockey
28th Jan 2006, 10:26
The two Ronnies - Futtock's End, that had me falling off my chair laughing. I managed to buy from the BBC a copy of their other two silent efforts, "Bye the Seaside" and" The picknick". Both very amusing. Futtocks End was repeated on several Christmas shows many years ago but BBC have never to my knowledge offered a copy for sale. If anyone knows where I can buy a copy I would be more than grateful.


28th Jan 2006, 10:32
The New Avengers, with Joanna Lumley - almost as good as the original Avengers.

28th Jan 2006, 11:22
CRACKERJACK! (after all, it is five to five)
Blue Peter (Lesley and her Judds)
Oh Brother
Match of the Day (ONE NIL)

and on the radio:

Juat a Minute (errrrr hesitation)
Letter from America
The Archers

tony draper
28th Jan 2006, 12:37
Ah well,if we include Radio,or the Wireless as it was known then.
Riders of the Range
Journey into Space
The Goon Show
Dick Barton,Special Agent
Workers playtime
Two way Family Favourites
Mrs Dales Diary
The Archers
One especialy recals the Radio plays, King Solomons Mines and The Kraken Wakes.
Unlike TV Dramas radio plays helped develop sprogs imaginations,one had to create the likes of Africa in ones mind,twer not presented fully formed before our eyes in wide screen full colour with 5.1 surround sound as today,small wonder our cubs are so dim nowadays.

Farmer 1
28th Jan 2006, 12:58
When television was in its infancy, a class of primary school children were asked what they preferred, wireless or television.

"Wireless," said one child, "because the pictures are better."

28th Jan 2006, 13:19
Did anybody watch Dynasty or Dallas??

I didnt,was a tad too young then but just wondered what all the fuss was about??

Anybody shed some light??

28th Jan 2006, 13:38
"The Avengers" is still on TV!

I watched an episode only a couple of weeks back, Diana Rigg version. About a cat laboratory, where domestic cats were made to turn into killers when a device in their collars was activated by a mad scientist type. Ronnie Barker appeared in it as "Mr Cheshire".

I've no idea which channel it was. In truth, it was rubbish!

Anyone else remember "Twizzle", "Four Feather Falls"?

How about "Supercar", starring Mike Mercury as the pilot? I have the theme song somewhere, as well as the theme of Fireball XL5.

Ah, even better! Try this link, they're all here!


28th Jan 2006, 13:56
A harsh judgment, Shy!
In truth, it was rubbish!
After all, it did great things for the grey bowler hat + umbrella industries. When young draper was padding the world in his winkle-pickers, I was an elegant figure with (black, admittedly) bowler (mandatory wear for the apprentice lads in Edinburgh law firms) and umbrella. I still have one from St James's Street, but have not dared appear in it publicly these many years. I proposed to sport it on a visit to Iqaluit, and one lady told me I should not be hard to find in the, as it were, crowd there. All we need is an Avengers revival and I am set to go.

28th Jan 2006, 14:12
Round the Horne
The Navy Lark

28th Jan 2006, 14:44
Since we're on radio now :- Worker's Playtime, Family Favourites.

28th Jan 2006, 17:19
Aeronauts was good

Was that the french one with the mirage pilots?

Used to watch AFN with Mr Terriffic and Secret Squirrel

Now my desperate side is reduced to Vox...Good ole Lilo Wanders!!:p

28th Jan 2006, 17:31
Since we're on radio now :- Worker's Playtime, Family Favourites.

And Have a GO! Was once in't ordeance furr that!

Farmer 1
28th Jan 2006, 17:36

I 'ate ter be pedantic, but that i'n't 'ow yer spell in t'.

tony draper
28th Jan 2006, 18:05
Educating Archie
Larry the Lamb
Henry Hall Band Night.
Toy Town.

28th Jan 2006, 19:31

Life with the Lyons
Meet the Huggets
Much Binding in the Marsh
Billy Cotton Band Show
The Countryside in Winter/Spring/Summer Autumn
Down Your Way
Does the Team Think
Twenty Questions
Animal Vegetable or Mineral
Housewives Choice
Two Way Family Favourites
Jennings and Derbyshire
The Brain's Trust
Journey into Space

and so many more.

Farmer 1
28th Jan 2006, 19:40
The Black and White Minstrel Show.

Somehow, I don't think we'll be seeing any repeats.

Standard Noise
28th Jan 2006, 20:04
Mr Benn or the Clangers.
I love The Prisoner, 'tis a bit on the odd side, but I bought it on video several years ago. Excellent, but I'm so sad I even bought a Seven to race about in.

There used to be a series on in the late seventies/early eighties about a bunch of lifeguards and other assorted rescue types in Sydney and they spent most of their time poncing about in a Jetranger. Can't remember what it was called, but I thought it was fab at the time.

28th Jan 2006, 20:34
Dukes of Hazard
Smokey and the Bandit

28th Jan 2006, 21:06
There used to be a series on in the late seventies/early eighties about a bunch of lifeguards and other assorted rescue types in Sydney and they spent most of their time poncing about in a Jetranger. Can't remember what it was called, but I thought it was fab at the time.

Chopper Squad i think it was called, used to enjoy it as well

Capn Notarious
28th Jan 2006, 21:20
You forgot Tales from the Riverbank.

28th Jan 2006, 21:31
If we're including radio then there's The Goon Show and I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again.:ok:

Lon More
28th Jan 2006, 21:36
Some of the original soaps. There was one about an airline back in the 1960s.
The Brothers - about a transport company
Triangle - about North Sea ferries
and ther was one about a UK oil company

Used to be taken by my Dad to Fusco's in Dumfries on a Sunday afternnon to drink hot chocolate and watch Felix the Cat.

BTW Dave Allen at Large (1971) is being repeated on tv now

28th Jan 2006, 21:46
Anyone remember "Whirlybirds"

Plotline was basically the same every week; two blokes, one of whom was called Chuck or something saved the world in their Bell 47.

Oddly it came up in conversation with an equally crusty old colleague just a few days ago.....we both identified the programme as getting us interested in aviation (I was probably about 6 or 7 at the time)

28th Jan 2006, 21:46
I think the one about the oil company was The Troubleshooters. The one about the airline was probably Gary Halliday - some nice shots of DC-3s, one with Derby Airways markings still visible.

I'm enjoying Dave Allen as I type!

tony draper
28th Jan 2006, 22:04
A more recent outing for Joanna Lumley,Saphire and Steele, pretty weird but who cares.
Man in a Suitcase.
And in the fifties westerns by the score.loved em.
Have Gun Will Travel.
Gun Smoke
Wells Fargo

28th Jan 2006, 23:02
Some great suggestions so far and forgive me if I've missed it, but Wacky Races hasn't been mentioned.

IMHO the best cartoon series ever!

28th Jan 2006, 23:20
Whirlybirds - Chuck Martin and PT Moore. They flew Bell 47 N975B..

The airline series of the 1960s - 'Buccaneer' about a freight airline 'Redair' using Britannias? Actually, I think that was in the '70s. Gary Halliday was in the 1950s and there was another series in the '60s - can't recall the name.

The oil company was 'Mogul'; after the first series it was renamed "The Troubleshooters'.

29th Jan 2006, 01:33
Was that the french one with the mirage pilots

Yep, Tanguy was lead character I think. Bernard Chabbert would know all about it if perchance he inhabits PPRuNe.

BEags, Readair was definitely 70s or even 80s - used Redcoat Britannia G-BRAC from memory?

Metro man
29th Jan 2006, 01:56
Have a look at http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/ and http://tv.cream.org/

For me:
Only Fools and Horses
Auf Wiedersehen Pet
Steptoe and Son
Alf Garnet
Grange Hill

Loose rivets
29th Jan 2006, 04:28
What ever happened to "At Much Binding in the Marsh"? I loved the theme tune with the varying lyrics.

Test cards. Thanks Onan, I have often wondered who that girl was. I spent hundreds of hours with a chiseled-down knitting needle, trimming thingies in tellies, while that picture was on.

The child is, or at least was, the most televised human-being on Earth.

Going to Brighton from London in 4 minutes, made me very good at low flying in my next job.:}

Quatermass and the pit. Sooooo memory jarring. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/walnaze/EchoTV.jpg

This set packed up at desperately exciting moment, and I soldered a new EHT rectifier in in about one minute....never put the back on me telly in thoes days, it made it go wrong.

But way back before that, Muffin the Mule on a 9" PYE console, with huge white spots as the occasional car went by.

29th Jan 2006, 04:48
There was another airline-based drama made during the '70s entitled (suprisingly enough) "Airline", which starred Roy Marsden as Jack Ruskin.
The central character in "Buccaneer" was named Tony Blair :yuk:
IIRC some of the scenes for the series were filmed at Cranfield. I certainly remember one sunny Sunday evening seeing the Britannia and a Seneca camera ship cruising above my house whilst doing some air to air photography for the series.

29th Jan 2006, 13:34
Half one on ITV, (or maybes just Anglia), on a Sunday afternnon some geezer called Jack - County Way or Country Life or summat...having been brought up in the Solomons all this English stuff had me hooked.:)

29th Jan 2006, 14:51
Think you're referring to Jack Hargeaves, SLF, and the title escapes me for the moment. Produced by Southern TV (no longer with us). Edited to say 'Out of Town' (after ten minutes brain boiling).

29th Jan 2006, 15:06
Whilst we are on aviation themed proggies, what was that one based on the Royal Flying Corps in WW1? It ran for a few series and was quite good at first before degenerating into a soap opera with Gatling guns towards the end.

Another series that ran in the seventies was Survivors. 90% of the world's population was wiped out by some synthetic bug and the programme followed the trials and tribulations of the ones who lived. Always remember a BA 747 in the title sequence presumably carrying the bug around the world. Another series that got a bit silly in the end.

29th Jan 2006, 15:29
Cheers frostie...yep that was the one!!:)

29th Jan 2006, 15:37
I've waded through all 4 pages, but nobody has mentioned Space:1999!

A very young Maxbert had a hopeless crush on Barbara Bain :suspect: but adolescence thankfully sorted things out!

Sad, but I have seasons 1 & 2 on DVD... Well, at least about 1/3 of the episodes make some sort of sense, which cannot be said about UFO, of which no episode made any sense whatsoever :(

Yup, also have that collection on DVD... :{

Then there was one, in French it was called "Les commandos du desert", in which a handful of American soldiers in 2 half-tracks charged around the African desert blowing the hell out of Jerry with a couple of machine guns and endless hand grenades... Half an hour of mayhem and destruction every week, it was brilliant! They seem to have won WW2 in Africa singlehandedly! Anyone know the show I'm thinking of (it aired on RTL in the early 70's...)?

Too Short
29th Jan 2006, 16:04
Bring back The Krypton Factor... all those questions, logical problems, zip-lines and landing a jumbo in a sim... great fun! oh, and I forgot to mention those fetching tracksuits they had to wear...

29th Jan 2006, 16:31

Twas "The Rat Patrol"

29th Jan 2006, 16:52
Rollingthunder - :ok:

Now off to Amazon.com...;)

29th Jan 2006, 17:02
Does anyone remember the Flumps?

Me got the series on video. :p


Krystal n chips
29th Jan 2006, 17:26
"Buccaneer" with said Brit. was 1980---was on a course at the time of filming and came back to find room ( and kit ) "removed" c/o Hotel to allow film crew to use it----nobody thought to er, inform me ar ask did I mind of course. Quite why I never found out as the view was the same no matter which room ( rathole ) you were in. But the Hotel was engaged in some serious ae licking for the production crew as I recall. As for said film crew--came back to find them "tired and emotional" in the corridor leading to new room and decidely arrogant about plebs who kept walking past. Shame there were just a few too many witnesses to er, "have some fun" with the masses of cables:E

Anybody else remember "Biggles" at all ?.

And The Avengers--with Honor Blackman of course:ok: ( shame there isn't a drooling smilie on here ! )

Lon More
29th Jan 2006, 17:40
It was Skyport (http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/adults/other/british.htm) I was thinking of

Krystal n chips
29th Jan 2006, 17:53
It was Skyport (http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/adults/other/british.htm) I was thinking of

Lots of shots of Viscount props as I recall ? Also the Aussie "Flying Doctor" series with the DH Drover ??--three engined beast.

29th Jan 2006, 19:44
The original Railway Children
The Black Tulip
The Clangers
The TV Goons
The Newcomers
The Onedin Line
Family at War
Emergency Ward 10
The Naked City
Six Five Special with Pete Murray and Jo Douglas
What's my Line
and the Brillo Pad advert...."I just can't abide spotty pots!"

God what a sad life I've had!! :hmm:

Dan Bentley
29th Jan 2006, 23:33
Good god, don't you have any decent TV over there?

30th Jan 2006, 07:08
Dan Bentley

Living in America and you ask a question like that!!! :}

30th Jan 2006, 07:55
Ivanhoe with Roger Moore
William Tell
Hopalong Cassidy
Robin Hood
A pirate one with Robert Newton?
No Hiding Place
Flash Gordon

The Clitheroe Kid

30th Jan 2006, 08:30
12 O'Clock High
Time Tunnel (but NOT the last season)
The Rifleman
And I cannot BELIEVE no one mentioned STAR TREK! :ok:

Mac the Knife
30th Jan 2006, 10:03
I really loved Bagpuss......

Mr Yaffle
The Mice on the Mouse Organ
Gabriel the toad....


30th Jan 2006, 10:21
always wanted on of those 6 wheel buggies the Banana Splits used to drive + annoying but catchy theme tune.

Often spent saturday mornings watching Swop Shop (sad but true)
or Mike Read & Runaround - only because school got invited and a boy from my class won - 1st prize was a very early digital watch.

Genesis Man - with a watch that could turn him invisible (but only for 30 seconds)

30th Jan 2006, 10:39
Ooh-warrr, Poldark. :D
Luvverly Demelsa. . . what was the name of the actress?

30th Jan 2006, 10:46
Anhghard Rees or some other collection of consonants, I think, Risky. . .

31st Jan 2006, 03:03
Was a bit rushed yesterday...so here's the rest of my list:
Outer Limits
Twilight Zone
And I STILL can't believe nobody else mentioned Star Trek! :hmm:

31st Jan 2006, 03:49
m*a*s*h, and a couple on the uk tv satelite channel i have been watched recently,

never the twain

Descend to What Height?!?
31st Jan 2006, 08:14
Blue Peter with Ms Judd !!!!!;) ;) ;)
Mandatory Saturday afternoon viewing when a student: Robin of Sherwood

31st Jan 2006, 21:37
"Logan's Run"...'cos Jenny Agutter gets her kit off..:ok: ! As she did in "Outback" and "American Werewolf in London"...:ok: :ok:

And everything else she has been in except 'the railway children'.

tony draper
31st Jan 2006, 22:33
The Ghosts Of Motley Hall, one fancied the Gray Lady,well? nowt wrong wi that is there? not like its necrophilia is it?
Hmmm,Spectrephilia? alus wanted to name a perversion.

1st Feb 2006, 09:37
'Whilst we are on aviation themed proggies, what was that one based on the Royal Flying Corps in WW1? It ran for a few series and was quite good at first before degenerating into a soap opera with Gatling guns towards the end.'


'I've waded through all 4 pages, but nobody has mentioned Space:1999!'

Oooh yes, some of those girls in the string vest space suits things.....phwoarrhh!

In 'The Railway Children', didn't Jenny Agutter actually take her knickers off to wave the train to a halt during the landslide scene? Or was that Sally Thomsett?

1st Feb 2006, 10:37
The Newcomers
God what a sad life I've had!! :hmm:
I'm not the only one then.
Adolescent crush on the voluptuous Maggie Fitzgibbon

Kalium Chloride
1st Feb 2006, 10:54
What was the prog where Ms Stranks had a spider [someones hand] wandering over her chest

You gotta be thinking of 'Paperplay' with Ms Stranks being regularly accosted by spiders Itsy and Bitsy, and there was a permanently-static, uncommunicative bug called Boris, and I think I'll stop now. :hmm:

1st Feb 2006, 13:26

Nah, wasn't that. It was a BBC1 programme if that helps.

1st Feb 2006, 14:54
"In 'The Railway Children', didn't Jenny Agutter actually take her knickers off to wave the train to a halt during the landslide scene? Or was that Sally Thomsett?" T'weren't neither - it were a slip/petticoat wot young ladies used to wear.

tony draper
1st Feb 2006, 15:06
Thank the lord for freeze frame huh Mr frostbite.:E
One has or had a picky of Miz Aguter in nowt but sussies and stockins,prolly lost it a few formats ago.

1st Feb 2006, 15:13
WHAT? No knicks? :E

Meanwhile . . .

And, (all in the best POSSIBLE taste):-

Thunderbird 3
1st Feb 2006, 15:22
The programme concerned an airline flying a Brittania around Africa.
I believe based on "Redcoat". I remember watching the programme and the captain checked into an African hotel and turned on the tap in the bathroom and out come water the colour of oxtail soup.
Thought someone's done their homework,watched the credits and one of the technical advisers was one of the Keegan's(TMAC/BAF fame) probably Kevin.

1st Feb 2006, 15:50
'I've waded through all 4 pages, but nobody has mentioned Space:1999!'
Oooh yes, some of those girls in the string vest space suits things.....phwoarrhh!

String vests- wasn't that "UFO" not Space1999?? The girls with the purple hair:=
Gabrielle Drake & SHADO

The string vests

1st Feb 2006, 15:52
Me too Cheerio... So it's a goodbye from me... And it's a goodbye from him...

1st Feb 2006, 16:01
Anybody remember 'The Army Game' - gave birth to 'Bootsie and Snudge'?
Dr Who had some more tasty helpers; Tegan (Ozzie) and Perry (Canuck?). Tegan usually wore a tight fitting stewardess unifiorm, whilst Perry was invariably clad in just a bikini! That Tom Baker had a bl...y good contract writer.

1st Feb 2006, 17:37
Did anybody watch 'The Waltons'?

Sundays are just not the same anymore!

1st Feb 2006, 17:48
Anyone see that "fantastic" series, "Chopper Coppers"?

I was in that one a few times, or at least the back of my head was (refused to let 'em film the front, despite some pressure to become a TV star from the Chief Constable himself). :rolleyes:

1st Feb 2006, 17:49
Knightrider and spiderman on Friday evenings.and...Airwolf!

1st Feb 2006, 19:03
Shy Torque, you're confusing me; are you referring to the Australian fictional series of about the mid '80's or the more recent documentaries?

1st Feb 2006, 20:02
hilst we are on aviation themed proggies, what was that one based on the Royal Flying Corps in WW1?

Wings....................................................... ..........

tony draper
1st Feb 2006, 20:20
The Likely Lads and the Liver Birds,oh boy her with the legs.

1st Feb 2006, 21:18
Wings....................................................... ..........

Go to the top of the class :ok:

1st Feb 2006, 21:38
Shy Torque, you're confusing me; are you referring to the Australian fictional series of about the mid '80's or the more recent documentaries?

The one I mean was filmed in UK about six or seven years ago.

1st Feb 2006, 21:55
Anyone see that "fantastic" series, "Chopper Coppers"?

Who'd want to see a film of coppers' choppers?

1st Feb 2006, 21:57
I'm afraid there have been some dire neglections of the true classics....

Rainbow - How could anybody not find Zippy, George, Bungle, Jeffrey, Rod, Jane and Freddy (originally Rod, Jane and Roger) funny.

The Adventure Game - BBC2 pre-runner to classics like The Crystal Maze (in itself fantastic). All the words were anagrams of Dragon and it had crappy computer graphics on it.... but it did have the vortex (the blue wavy thing on the grid at the end).

Ivor The Engine - I defy anybody on here not to know how to make the train noise of little Ivor. And I bet U all know what the other characters were called as well.... Jones The Steam, Dai The Station were legends!!

Jamie And The Magic Torch - A Cosgrove Hall classic. I spent many hours shining a torch at the floor in my bedroom hoping that a helter skelter would appear.

Dangermouse - This is simply cartoon perfection. Dangermouse and Penfold fight the evil Baron Silas Greenback who's dastardly plans always involve covering the world with custard!! :) Also another Cosgrove Hall classic!!

I think that just about covers it for starters!!! :cool:

1st Feb 2006, 22:00
Yep, the string vests are in UFO, caught it on ITV4 last Saturday :ok:

1st Feb 2006, 22:27
"Logan's Run"...'cos Jenny Agutter gets her kit off.. ! As she did in "Outback"

Beagle, I think you mean "Walkabout" - in case you want to obtain a copy for ... nostalgic reasons.

Inadvertently, they showed it to us at school when I was about 14, scarred me for life.


1st Feb 2006, 23:08
Who'd want to see a film of coppers' choppers?
I wouldn't mind (sigh!) - sorry I missed it:E