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Old TV programmes you liked but no one else remembers

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭The Enbalmer


    khaldrogo wrote: »
    'You and Me'

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


    Anyone?
    "You and me,me and you. Lots and lots of things to do..lots and lots of things to see! Me and you,you and me"!

    That took me right back!


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


    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.


    That's it! Freaked me out but had to watch it!


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


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


    Missed that sorry. Never seen Chockys children


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


    The Mysterious Cities of Gold


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


    That took me right back!


    That's what we had for entertainment back in the 80s!!!! Kids don't know how lucky they are these days


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


    branie2 wrote:
    The Mysterious Cities of Gold


    That the cartoon with the golden bird plane thing?


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


    khaldrogo wrote: »
    That the cartoon with the golden bird plane thing?

    Yes, it is


  • Registered Users Posts: 498 ✭✭Muckka


    I think there should be an RTE archive channel.
    Year's ago the programme s were more educational, informative and interesting.

    Radharc, to the water's and the wild, and many more.

    The blackbird and the bell was great too.

    If RTE deleted their archive's shame on them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    I’m sure they taped over a lot of their old programmes, tape was prohibitively expensive back in the day I believe. Bbc did the same, others too I’m sure. I read somewhere where the bbc got a lot of old footage from people who had recorded it at the time and kept it.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    Airwolf (although probably many remember it)
    The Girl from Tomorrow (Aussie I believe)
    Star Trek Original (animated) Series (with the main voice actors)
    Challenge Annika
    Shelly (Brit sitcom)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,101 ✭✭✭Technocentral


    Garda Patrol.


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


    Missed that sorry. Never seen Chockys children

    no worries, I've just checked and there was a third series, Chocky's challenge.
    All three available on dvd. I also cam across a bbc show I remember liking called Moondial.


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


    Choc a Bloc - Kids programme that involved sticking novelty size cassette tapes into a wall. I can't remember what happened after that. Some kind of activity. I think there were little jeeps and carts too.

    Tim Tyler - the boy who couldn't laugh. Badly dubbed German series about a boy who sold his laugh to a Baron for cash.


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


    Has anyone mentioned the Moomins? Was in Finland a while back and they are everywhere there still. Moomins shops and souvenirs all over the place


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


    Has anyone mentioned the Moomins? Was in Finland a while back and they are everywhere there still. Moomins shops and souvenirs all over the place

    I thought they were well known though. Used to love them so much I even went to the Moomin museum in Tampere, it's a lovely little spot!

    Just thinking last night, The Silver Brumby was another Australian import that I used to love. About this wild horse who had to escape from man all the time, plus fight the Brolga, a rival stallion who killed his father, I think.


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


    the littlest hobo! - every stop i make, i make a new friend, cant stay for long, just turn around and i'm gone again

    Children of the stones, another eerie bbc childrens series.


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    Portland Bill
    Cockleshell bay
    Chish and Fips
    Randolly Anna


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


    Chips - Jon and Ponch of the California Highway Patrol


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,835 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    California Dreams, mid 90s series about a garage band of high school teenagers, who played original songs and got caught up in school and beach high jinks.

    Think there was some connection to the much more famous Saved By the Bell - filmed in same high school or something.

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



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


    Beat The Teacher - 80s Children's BBC noughts and crosses kids v teachers studio game show

    I loved this, they went through lots of different presenters but the questions were good and the gameplay was class




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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭The Enbalmer




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


    Pajo's Junkbox


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


    The Incredible Hulk


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 76,340 Mod ✭✭✭✭New Home


    Most of the ones I remember have been mentioned already, but how can we forget Pippi Longstocking (the original Swedish version with the red-haired girl) and Black Beauty?

    One series that I will never forget but that nobody ever remembers seeing is "Sky".



    I looooved it.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 76,340 Mod ✭✭✭✭New Home


    I also have a vague memory of a cartoon that had a bunny that could fly by using his ears as a propeller, but I can't remember where I saw it, what age I was (I must've been very very young, though), or what cartoon it was.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭The Enbalmer


    Anybody remember Lord Tramp?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY5Y_9YeX4A


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR


    Hazell not Hazel
    Shelley not Shelly

    Both cracking. Hazell was very entertaining. Nicholas Ball was brilliantly cast.

    Shelley very cynical. In the late 80s reboot, Caroline Langrishe (hotter than a Mexican’s lunch) was a welcome addition.

    Others in the gritty police procedural style:
    Special Branch
    New Scotland Yard
    Strangers
    Softly Softly Taskforce
    Hunter’s Walk
    Z-Cars
    Dixon Of Dock Green (1973 onwards)


  • Registered Users Posts: 512 ✭✭✭Subacio


    SledgeHammer

    A show about a trigger happy cop. His catchphrase was "trust me, I know what I'm doing".

    He once said that the electric chair was "too lenient" as there's always the chance of reincarnation.


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


    Subacio wrote: »
    SledgeHammer

    A show about a trigger happy cop. His catchphrase was "trust me, I know what I'm doing".

    He once said that the electric chair was "too lenient" as there's always the chance of reincarnation.

    ah yeah, hahaha. First time I started watching it, I thought it was a real cop show, and thought it was crap for the first few minutes. Hilarious show.

    didn't he say something weird to, or about, his gun??

    I actually thought it was funnier than the Leslie Nielson one. Was that called Police Story or something like that?


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


    I’m sure they taped over a lot of their old programmes, tape was prohibitively expensive back in the day I believe. Bbc did the same, others too I’m sure. I read somewhere where the bbc got a lot of old footage from people who had recorded it at the time and kept it.

    Literally, from discarded rubbish too, technicians and in some cases members of the public plucking tape from skips..

    ---

    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Worlds (Wikipedia) ..usually dumped on a Sunday, RTE2, or Saturday, ITV/LWT/Anglo..

    Intro for the first series below, only place I could find it was at the start of a Spanish dub of a full episode (these were incredibly popular at the time, hard to get that across nowadays!



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