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Old TV programmes you liked but no one else remembers

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,624 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    washiskin wrote: »
    The Clifton House Mystery

    The Phoenix &The Carpet


    Scary!

    Saw Clifton House Mystery again with my kids. They loved it.
    The Phoenix & The Carpet is sadly BBC so no DVD yet. They're slow to get their finger out. Gary Russell (Dick in the Famous Five) is in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,035 ✭✭✭✭J Mysterio


    I used to love 'Switched', which was about American kids swapping families for a period to experience other peoples lives. It was always super interesting and very heartwarming.

    I'd buy the boxset if it could be got.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,096 ✭✭✭Technocentral


    Saphire and Steele, UTV 5ish pm in the early 80s. Scary and brilliant.

    https://youtu.be/_gjHmEUiaxo


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,232 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Was that Sky in the company’s very early days?

    Or was it the Super Channel with Captain Power?

    Monkey was on BBC (BBC2 specifically iirc) around 1978/79.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,496 ✭✭✭Wheety


    Spent many a night watching crap on tv when everyone else went to bed.

    Night Stand With Dick Dietrick - Spoof of Jerry Springer et al



    Herman's Head - Like the numbskulls in The Beano and Inside Out (Pixar movie)



    Dream On - Guy who imagined his daily interactions as parts from tv shows



    Also, Round the Twist - Australian comedy with some strange goings on


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  • Registered Users Posts: 861 ✭✭✭jbt123


    Man in a suitcase

    Randall & Hopkirk (deceased)

    Cannon

    The Prisoner


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,790 ✭✭✭Gen.Zhukov




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,499 ✭✭✭Carlos Orange


    rubadub wrote: »
    I would think plenty would remember it, and judging by your thanks plenty did


    I very vaguely remember it but at this stage I might be just remembering remembering it. The video doesn't ring any bells so I must have be very young when I watched it. So young that I'm surprised I was watching something with hour long episodes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭mistersifter


    Manimal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugb_TIpPoWA

    and the even lesser known GEMINI MAN.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWLDa5DnpQ

    Also Land of the Giants and Time tunnel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,827 ✭✭✭madmaggie


    I'm trying to remember a children's programme, the intro showed a clock showing 13 o'clock. The intro song said "midnight is not a moment, midnight is a place". Very dark indeed!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭Phibsboro


    Showing my age, but I loved the original The Tomorrow People, I ate up anything sci fi as a kid (also another +1 for Children of The Stones, just hearing that creepy voice music again gave me the shivers!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuoxFcPyZvE


  • Registered Users Posts: 378 ✭✭nlrkjos


    The railway Children!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,168 ✭✭✭Ursus Horribilis


    They made some seriously creepy kids TV programmes in the 70s and 80s.

    The Nargun and the Stars (Aussie show) scared the bejesus out of me




    as did Into the Labyrinth starring Ron Moody.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,107 ✭✭✭Spon Farmer


    Zaph wrote: »
    Monkey was on BBC (BBC2 specifically iirc) around 1978/79.

    I know it was a show fro the 70's but I saw it much later and it definitely wasn't on the BBC because there were ad breaks. I can remember that for other reasons


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,107 ✭✭✭Spon Farmer


    Speedsie wrote: »
    Pretty sure Monkey was on TV in the pre sky (or BSkyB!) days!

    Think it was the late 70s early 80s.

    Never had Super channel, but I remember Monkey when I was in primary school.

    I saw it on a later run.

    Sky started out as a lone channel I recall. I thought it was a rebranding of the super channel.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,845 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh


    321 Contact, and How.

    I was a sciencey kind of kid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,107 ✭✭✭Spon Farmer


    igCorcaigh wrote: »
    321 Contact, and How.

    I was a sciencey kind of kid.

    Now that part of the song will be my head for yonks. :P

    No one on the thread is doing very well in regards the "no now else remembers" bit. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,107 ✭✭✭Spon Farmer


    bobbyss wrote: »
    Daktari Daktari Daktira !!!

    I remember that one. Born Free type of show - American family running a wildlife reserve in Africa, they had a lion who was cross-eyed or something.

    Gemini Man and Manimal have been mentioned. I loved those.

    Around the same time David McCallum was doing The Invisible Man. His character was invisible and couldn't return to normal. He wore synthetic skin so he could be seen and used to pull off his arms and face when in danger or on a mission.

    Mystery Island. The heroes are trapped on the island of villain plotting world conquest. The robot from Lost in Space was in it - but slightly modified. I think it was a part of Scratch Saturday


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    This was kind of a program within a program but anyone remember a short cartoon called Egghead? I think he might have been part of Scratch Saturday, the whole premise of it was he was bald, and that's about all I can remember although I'm sure there was more to it than that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,890 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06



    Manimal... that reminds me of show from similar era The Misfits of Science.

    I think neither show lasted long after bring starts.
    Probably so expensive would have been better to do occasional once off TV movies.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,643 ✭✭✭storker


    Roobarb & Custard

    Possibly the best theme tune of any kids' TV programme.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭mistersifter


    Around the same time David McCallum was doing The Invisible Man.

    The Invisible Man is a good shout. I used to watch repeats of it in the 80s as a kid :cool:

    around this time I also used to watch repeats of the short-lived series THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. Absolutely loved this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrwMyQ3_7P8


  • Registered Users Posts: 585 ✭✭✭the heathen



    around this time I also used to watch repeats of the short-lived series THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. Absolutely loved this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrwMyQ3_7P8

    Watched a little of one of these episodes on youtube recently. The only thing amazing is how bad it looks today and just how much our fertile little minds used to fill in the blanks for ourselves. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭ShaneOC


    Bring em Back Alive

    https://youtu.be/KzGc-w0Pqag


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭TheBoyConor


    Penpal was some show where people would write in letters or something. But now maybe i think I'm confusing the name of it with some other thing. I think it was actually called Mailbag. The guy doing it was Arthur Murphy.

    But I kinda think Penpal was a thing too. Maybe it was a slot on that show. Can anyone remember it better than me??


    Also another one that I used really like when I small was Rimini Riddle. It used be on Saturday mornings. I loved it. It had weird foam puppets and it was these kids whose parents had died in a drowning accident and they went to live with their aunt Vera. There was these mystical things going on and then the aunt shacked up with this Mr Comiskey guy who was suave but was really just a player out to get his hands or her money.
    I thought it was great but some people say they were creeped out by the puppets. One person said before that the way they were made made them all look like they had fetal alcohol syndrome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj83EfAuAos


  • Registered Users Posts: 132 ✭✭Taxedalot


    The Ghosts of Motley Hall was a favourite of mine.

    And Rentaghost.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,096 ✭✭✭Technocentral


    Space 1999 was my number 1 favourite TV show as a Sci Fi loving kid, even more so than Star Trek OS.
    Especialy loved the Eagle ships.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    Penpal was some show where people would write in letters or something. But now maybe i think I'm confusing the name of it with some other thing. I think it was actually called Mailbag. The guy doing it was Arthur Murphy.

    But I kinda think Penpal was a thing too. Maybe it was a slot on that show. Can anyone remember it better than me??


    Also another one that I used really like when I small was Rimini Riddle. It used be on Saturday mornings. I loved it. It had weird foam puppets and it was these kids whose parents had died in a drowning accident and they went to live with their aunt Vera. There was these mystical things going on and then the aunt shacked up with this Mr Comiskey guy who was suave but was really just a player out to get his hands or her money.
    I thought it was great but some people say they were creeped out by the puppets. One person said before that the way they were made made them all look like they had fetal alcohol syndrome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj83EfAuAos

    Mailbag was the show with Arthur Murphy all right, it was for people to write in about RTE programmes, mainly to complain. You always had some oul biddy giving out about too much flesh being shown on the cover of the RTE Guide. Think it ran from 83 or 84 to early 90's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,371 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    Taxedalot wrote: »
    And Rentaghost.
    Audrey (Sue Nicholls) from coronation street is still "yer one from rentaghost" in my mind.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,026 ✭✭✭Amalgam


    Gen.Zhukov wrote: »

    Just as an aside, that's Nick Drake (Wikipedia)'s sister, Gabrielle Drake (Wikipedia).

    I had, 'troubling thoughts', about her, as a kid, I'd have bought her sweets.. :)


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