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Old TV programmes you liked but no one else remembers

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,854 ✭✭✭Dr Turk Turkelton


    There used be a great show on RTE with the hot one from Home and Away called Sophie.
    It was called Adventures on Kytheria.


  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    The Paper Chase, god I used to love that program

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

    I'm with you there ;)

    John Houseman was so watchable as Prof. Kingsfield, in which he won an Academy award for the 1973 film before it was turned into a TV series.

    And while we're on that topic, here's Silver Spoons, children comedy again shown on RTE in the early 80s, but also starred John Houseman




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,093 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    salmocab wrote: »
    I was in college in 1999 and one of the lads got the class hooked on that, presumably it was shown again purely because of the year it was.

    Space 1999 -

    I remember when the prog originally aired in 1975 and it was mind blowing stuff. The idea of having a base on the moon suddenly seemed possible, maybe even by 1999.

    The original concept for the prog was that it would be the second series of Gerry Anderson's UFO, but the american market backers didn't like UFO and asked for a re-draft that then became Space 1999. They allowed Anderson to produce the first series and retain it's particular british flavour of stories and production, but for the second series the americans exerted their investment influence to revamp it with new set's, new characters and more bug eyed monsters. The biggest interference is that they dropped the music of Barry Gray who had provided the soundtrack for all of Anderson's iconic series up until that time. Gerry Anderson always reckoned the changes made by the americans resulted in the series coming to a premature end.

    When the year 1999 came to pass, some of us older saddo's took Sept 13th off work, just in case.... if the moon was going to blast out of orbit, we were going to watch it from a pub :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭bluezulu49


    You guys are all depressingly young! I remember Muffin the Mule, The Silver Sword and The Lone Ranger with Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.
    All from the 1950's.

    For some reason I also remember Captain Pugwash though he was much later.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭my3cents


    I'm not sure if it was ever available in Ireland but does anyone remember Sara and Hoppity from 1962 very similar type of program as Torchy the Battery Boy. I remembered it again last week when they were showing the Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet puppets on Antiques Roadshow and mentioned Torchy.

    Another I old one I remember is The Champions from 1969.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭my3cents


    gipi wrote: »
    My other half remembers Torchy the battery boy....now this is going way back! Nobody else has ever remembered it when he mentions it.
    bluezulu49 wrote: »
    You guys are all depressingly young! I remember Muffin the Mule, The Silver Sword and The Lone Ranger with Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.
    All from the 1950's.

    For some reason I also remember Captain Pugwash though he was much later.

    If your going back to the 50's do you remember Casey Jones Edit> which now I come to mention it also brings back memories of the Lone Ranger.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭bluezulu49


    my3cents wrote: »
    If your going back to the 50's do you remember Casey Jones Edit> which now I come to mention it also brings back memories of the Lone Ranger.

    Looking at Casey Jones ( whom I do remember) for some reason reminds me of Corky the Circus Boy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭my3cents


    bluezulu49 wrote: »
    Looking at Casey Jones ( whom I do remember) for some reason reminds me of Corky the Circus Boy.

    Well if this is like a TV show tag then from Corky the Circus Boy you've got to follow up with the Monkeys. The link being Micky Dolenz


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,093 ✭✭✭Ger Roe


    Another old SciFi 'classic'

    Star Maidens - A british and german co-production from 1975 featuring a planet run by women. Very Space 1999 looking at the time.




    This one was way ahead of it's time - an ITV series from 1970 called 'Timeslip' . It was a childrens prog, but it had some very dark and sinister tones.... that were even more frightening in black and white.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Who remembers "life goes on"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Skid X


    Might be of interest to anyone looking up old shows which were broadcast on BBC:

    The BBC Genome site has searchable listings for all programmes scheduled on BBC Radio and Television from 1923-2009
    You can search by programme/ actor name etc or see the full schedules for every day


    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/


    I would love to see something similar for RTE.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,194 ✭✭✭foxy farmer


    Bit of a weird one here. Can't remember the name of it, could be Engineering Studies or something. It was a BBC open university type thing shown back in the mid 80s on RTE1 on a Sunday morning sometime between 9.30 and 11.00 about 40 mins long. The theme tune was Popcorn AFAIK. All about mechanical engineering. Showed different machinery used in engineering shops , lathes milling machines rollers press brakes etc.
    It was very difficult to see an episode from start to finish as i would have to go to mass around that time but often would catch the last 5 or 10 mins after coming home. I was only in primary school at the time but that programme was fascinating to see.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Dizzy heights hotel
    Return of the antelope
    The haunted school
    Dr snuggles
    Dramarama


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,954 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    I remember being sick at home from school and actually watching some of the bbc schools programmes as it was the only semi interesting thing on...

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



  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Bit of a weird one here. Can't remember the name of it, could be Engineering Studies or something. It was a BBC open university type thing shown back in the mid 80s on RTE1 on a Sunday morning sometime between 9.30 and 11.00 about 40 mins long. The theme tune was Popcorn AFAIK. All about mechanical engineering. Showed different machinery used in engineering shops , lathes milling machines rollers press brakes etc.
    It was very difficult to see an episode from start to finish as i would have to go to mass around that time but often would catch the last 5 or 10 mins after coming home. I was only in primary school at the time but that programme was fascinating to see.

    Was it The Great Egg Race?



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


    Rte used to also show Rockschool on Sunday mornings. That was another BBC open university type programme.


  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Here's two more shown on RTE television in the 80's, both from Australia

    Beyond 2000- science program for kids

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Tomorrow_(TV_series)

    Any fans of Chopper Squad here? :D




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭Gen.Zhukov


    Any love for the Bearcats around here.
    I don't remember much about it now except I liked it. Think I recall they kept dynamite in a box on the running board of the car?



  • Registered Users Posts: 565 ✭✭✭frosty123


    ^^^^

    The car was the star


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,235 ✭✭✭✭Zaph



    I loved The Great Egg Race. Professor Heinz Wolff only died about a year ago. He was the very definition of a mad scientist!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,194 ✭✭✭foxy farmer



    Found it thanks to Skids and the BBC Genome site. It was called Technical Studies and it didn't have Popcorn as the intro but it was an electronic type tune. Spent last hour watching old episodes on You tube. Gone very dated but still nice to see if you're into that weird type of thing


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


    Gen.Zhukov wrote: »
    Any love for the Bearcats around here.
    I don't remember much about it now except I liked it. Think I recall they kept dynamite in a box on the running board of the car?


    I remember that well. RTE used to show it saturday mornings in the late 70s.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,699 ✭✭✭The Pheasant2


    A few cartoons very few people seem to remember











  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Skid X wrote: »
    Might be of interest to anyone looking up old shows which were broadcast on BBC:

    The BBC Genome site has searchable listings for all programmes scheduled on BBC Radio and Television from 1923-2009
    You can search by programme/ actor name etc or see the full schedules for every day


    https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/


    I would love to see something similar for RTE.

    Indeed, so would I- wouldn't it make things sooooo much easier if you could check a website to see ALL of the programmes broadcast by RTE through the years- it would really really help this thread a lot....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programmes_broadcast_by_Telef%C3%ADs_Éireann


    :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭Hercule Poirot


    Don't know if it's been mentioned yet but I loved Bravestar growing up

    Speed of the puma!
    Strength of the bear!
    Eyes of the hawk!
    Ears of the wolf!

    And his robo-horse Thirty Thirty

    No one else my age seems to remember it


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,519 ✭✭✭✭mrcheez


    Don't know if it's been mentioned yet but I loved Bravestar growing up

    Speed of the puma!
    Strength of the bear!
    Eyes of the hawk!
    Ears of the wolf!

    And his robo-horse Thirty Thirty

    No one else my age seems to remember it

    Loved that theme tune. Used to listen to it on my walkman :)

    I actually saw a few episodes a couple of months back. It holds up surprisingly well even to an aul wan like me.

    BTW its Bravestarr ;)


  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    Zaph wrote: »
    I loved The Great Egg Race. Professor Heinz Wolff only died about a year ago. He was the very definition of a mad scientist!

    You probably watched 'How" also?



    Since you know the Great Egg Race, here's a starter for 10 for you- can you remind me of the name of the kids/teens science TV show that was done like a lecture and the set was like a lecture theatre - nearly sure it was BBC. There was a famous scientist guy who presented it- he had a moustache if Im not mistaken- had a name that phonetically reminds me of the name malcolm muggeridge- but it wasn't Malcolm.
    The name and show will come to me eventually but it sounds like you might be able to help.
    Cheers.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,181 ✭✭✭Lady Haywire


    A few cartoons very few people seem to remember

    Animals of Farthing Wood
    David the Gnome
    Noahs Island
    Around the world

    You must be a similar age to me!
    I used to get up at 6am to watch those cartoons. I'd set my little woodpecker alarm clock, would get up, drag my duvet down to the couch and eat some cereal. Parents probably thought I was a nutcase of a child :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,519 ✭✭✭✭mrcheez


    ...speaking of classic intros...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,542 ✭✭✭✭The Princess Bride


    Jimbob1977 wrote: »
    Tenko

    Butterfly Island

    Tenko was brilliant.
    It's available on Amazon now but the quality of dvds is poor, otherwise I'd consider buying it.


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