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Old TV programmes you liked but no one else remembers

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


    Amalgam wrote: »
    This show drove me nuts at times ... drove me nuts as a kid, remembered for all the wrong reasons, mind numbing.

    Don't get me started about ...

    I disliked it so much, I have no idea why.


    These are all "Old TV programmes you liked", yeah? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,813 ✭✭✭NickNickleby


    I was certain that no one would post about "Torchy the Battery Boy". Dang! beaten to it. I discovered a few years ago that Torchy was voiced by a woman - years before Bart Simpson,eh?

    Used to watch "Watch with Mother" on BBC or ITV when I was about 3 or 4 (1958), so watched Torchy, Andy Pandy (and Loopy Lou), the Woodentops. Later it was Tales of the Riverbank - Ratty and Mole.

    But I'm surprised this one wasn't mentioned, as it was late 60's and must have been on RTE as we'd moved to Ireland and one channel land - Tierry le Fronde. Sort of Robin Hood with a sling. Set in medieval France, with either dubbing or subtitles. All the kids on the road became sling experts. Not!

    and who could ever forget those communist bloc cartoons that all ended with Koniec!


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


    Sorry.. :o

    But the dross sometimes gets piled up in the same corner of the brain.

    Remember when 'Super' was showing the Robotech/Macross/Invid (Wikipedia) saga about 2 or 3 times a day..? Mid eighties..



    I liked that Skid X!

    That kept the record schedule/timer on the Mitsubishi HS-318 busy..


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    Chocky and the box of delights were personal favourites


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭dougm1970


    in the early 80s i used to love an american tv show called 'voyagers!' which was on rte one at 5pm on tuesdays after school.
    time travelling romp...a different place in history each episode.
    i loved it...thought it was the best tv programme ever at the time :)
    10 years ago i got a dvd set of it....my god it was ****e...so dated now looking at it...looks like very low budget 80s tripe, as good as it looked to me then.


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


    I was certain that no one would post about "Torchy the Battery Boy". Dang! beaten to it. I discovered a few years ago that Torchy was voiced by a woman - years before Bart Simpson,eh?

    Used to watch "Watch with Mother" on BBC or ITV when I was about 3 or 4 (1958), so watched Torchy, Andy Pandy (and Loopy Lou), the Woodentops. Later it was Tales of the Riverbank - Ratty and Mole.

    .....

    Also part of Watch with Mother, no one seems to have mentioned Bill and Ben with that epic character Little Weed :D was it available in Ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,813 ✭✭✭NickNickleby


    my3cents wrote: »
    Also part of Watch with Mother, no one seems to have mentioned Bill and Ben with that epic character Little Weed :D was it available in Ireland?

    don't you mean "Weeeeeeeeeeed". :pac:

    There's a modern version of it (ie within the last 30 years), which I saw one day on a nephew/nieces tv. Probably uk channel.
    flubalub

    Ready, Steady, Go! sort of top of the pops. Remember mini dresses and the lads in slacks, jackets and polo necks.

    Late Saturday afternoons, immediately before Dr Who, TellyGoons. Spike Milligan and co doing the voices for puppets. Loved it. (think it was a follow on to a radio version called The Goons).

    I'll be back later with more......:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,875 ✭✭✭✭Sleeper12


    The Fantastic Journey

    The Tomorrow People

    Planet of the apes


  • Registered Users Posts: 498 ✭✭Muckka


    The island of the great yellow ox.

    By Walter Macken

    It was a collaboration between BBC and RTE in the 70's or 80's

    I tried searching for it, but I think its deleted from the archives.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,288 ✭✭✭✭branie2


    The New Adventures of Zorro


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,875 ✭✭✭✭Sleeper12




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭Jimbob1977


    dougm1970 wrote: »
    in the early 80s i used to love an american tv show called 'voyagers!' which was on rte one at 5pm on tuesdays after school.
    time travelling romp...a different place in history each episode.
    i loved it...thought it was the best tv programme ever at the time :)
    10 years ago i got a dvd set of it....my god it was ****e...so dated now looking at it...looks like very low budget 80s tripe, as good as it looked to me then.

    The star of the show, John Hexum, died in a tragic filming accident.

    He put a blank gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

    While the gun only fired blanks, the expulsion of the paper wadding left him with fatal head injuries from blunt force trauma.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,393 ✭✭✭RocketRaccoon


    What about shasta mcnasty?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,288 ✭✭✭✭branie2


    Gentle Ben


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,709 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    Muckka wrote: »
    The island of the great yellow ox.

    By Walter Macken

    It was a collaboration between BBC and RTE in the 70's or 80's

    I tried searching for it, but I think its deleted from the archives.


    This was broadcast twice on RTE.

    1971 - The year before I was born.

    1981 - As part of Anything Goes.

    I'd love to see it again but RTE hate their archive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,992 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Super Mario brothers super show - A weird mix of live action and cartoon mario and luigi adventures

    The littlest hobo - "maaybe tomorrow, ill wanna settle down...."

    Wishbone - another dog based show

    Pete & Pete - gloriously anarchic

    Bouli - I remember re-finding this about 10 years ago and shocked it was actually french and dubbed into Irish - "Fear sneachta ban, capa ar a cheann..."


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,288 ✭✭✭✭branie2


    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett as the great detective.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 61 ✭✭Curious Scot


    branie2 wrote: »
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett as the great detective.

    I used to like a version of Sherlock Holmes where Basil Rathbone and Nigel? Bruce played Holmes and Watson.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,371 ✭✭✭Westernyelp


    What was the one that had 'Choky' the alien swirly thing appear in the corner of the room? Loved the show but it freaked me out a bit.

    Tripods was another great sci-fi one which was a bit scary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭scotchy


    Land of the giants:)





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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭scotchy


    Shoestring.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,485 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    Two great memories posted by others from different times in my life.
    I loved Tim Tunnel as a kid
    I loved Night Stand in my twenties, a great, great show. Absolutely hilarious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,288 ✭✭✭✭branie2


    eagle eye wrote: »
    Two great memories posted by others from different times in my life.
    I loved Tim Tunnel as a kid
    I loved Night Stand in my twenties, a great, great show. Absolutely hilarious.

    Oh, no, people!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,070 ✭✭✭✭Grandeeod


    Champion the wonder horse.
    Terrahawks.


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


    What was the one that had 'Choky' the alien swirly thing appear in the corner of the room? Loved the show but it freaked me out a bit.

    Tripods was another great sci-fi one which was a bit scary.

    I can't remember much about the series itself, might have only seen a couple of episodes but I'll never forget the opening sequence.



  • Registered Users Posts: 132 ✭✭Taxedalot


    Absolutely loving the trip down memory lane.

    A few more:

    Danger UXB - bomb disposal crew thing
    Ask Aspel - Michael Aspel showing requested TV clips iirc
    Hazel - PI show, written by Terry Venables
    Shine on Harvey Moon - another wartime drama/comedy drama
    The Professionals - UK response to Starsky and Hutch - or so it seemed to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,825 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Taxedalot wrote: »
    Hazel - PI show, written by Terry Venables

    Have seen a few episodes of this, I think it would appeal to Minder fans. The plots he gets caught up in remind me of the situations Terry would get into in Minder. But I suppose without an Arthur to lighten things up, is why it is not as well known.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    What was the one that had 'Choky' the alien swirly thing appear in the corner of the room? Loved the show but it freaked me out a bit.

    Tripods was another great sci-fi one which was a bit scary.

    Chocky and the sequel Chocky's children, I mentioned it above.

    also loved me a bit of Dempsey and Makepeace.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,572 ✭✭✭khaldrogo


    'You and Me'

    An educational kids program with puppets on BBC2 in the early 80s.


    Anyone?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,118 ✭✭✭dougm1970


    branie2 wrote: »
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Jeremy Brett as the great detective.

    that was so good. great in fact.
    even the sets that were created were so detailed, it was real eye candy.
    by far and away my favourite sherlock holmes


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