Wednesday, 31 May 2017

An indestructible Captain, a very friendly lion, the ring-a-ding-a-ling-a-list king, Zebedee and TC



The death of children's telly stalwart John Noakes has put me in rather a nostalgic mood.

All day I have been humming various themes from long-lost programmes of yore.

Including these [and I wonder whether anyone out there remembers any of them?]...

Arthur (The King of Camelot):

The Magic Roundabout:

Batman:

The Herbs:

Top Cat:

Captain Scarlet:

Banana Splits:

Hector's House:

Happy memories.

9 comments:

  1. except for Batman and the Banana Splits, none of these entered my universe until now, but Captain Scarlet certainly was attractive. Nothing like a little humpy eye candy for pre-pubescent homos-to-be.

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    1. You should see what happens when you pull the right string! Jx

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  2. I remember all these - from reruns/repeats, obviously ;) - but the only ones I watched with any regularity were The Magic Roundabout, Batman, Top Cat, and (like Peenee) the hormone stirring Captain Scarlet!

    RIP John Noakes.

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    1. I must be the only person standing to remember "The Herbs", "Hector's House" and "Arthur", then... Jx

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  3. Love the Herbs! My two brothers showed us them along with TiswAS, Playschool, ...my poor mum had to go through the seventies twice.

    Does anyone remember the bubblies? We had a VHS tape of them which we watched obsessively. No one else seems to remember it except the French

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    1. "The Herbs" was a fabulous programme, and I loved it as a child in the early 70s - however, I think by the time "The Bubblies" was broadcast in the 1980s, I was way beyond thinking about kids' TV. My obsessions as a typical teenager veered more towards masturbation and music... Jx

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  4. Lot of music in The Bubblies - nothing much to satisfy your other hobby.

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  5. You forgot Hugh,Pugh, Barney McGrue, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub!
    Well, probably many more.Of course I'm quite elderly...

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