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Bill Collins
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Posted: 19 May 2018 at 11:00pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I remember The Dustbinmen from when i was a kid, it
amused me that they named the bin lorry Thunderbird 3!
On The Busses has not aged well, but if the spin off
films are on tv i will watch them for the nostalgia of
the outside filming, the England, cars etc of my
childhood.
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Trevor Thompson
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Posted: 20 May 2018 at 1:00am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads.  What a great show.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 10:31am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Gotta love Pointless, today`s episode has a contestant
who cosplay`s as The Beast!
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 11:05am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Weird. I want to see someone who has a full Beast costume under pink latex head and hands so I can go up to them and say how there is no way that it could fool anyone! (In the early '70s Amazing Adventures this is is what the newly furry Beast used with some kind of back straightening aparatus to make everyone think he was still the old Hank McCoy).

There are some teens/kids shows from England, kind of like Australia's Skippy, that I wouldn't put in any hall of fame but still mean something to me nostalgically... The Double Deckers, The Tomorrow People, something called SWALK with Prunella Scales and Nicola Cowper, oh, and the second season of Space: 1999 (hard to defend that). I have all the old '70s Tomorrow People, I just had to (plus most of it was on dirt cheap clearance) but some of it would be horrendously hard to sit through again if I even dared, flashbacks of Peter Davison in a wig, some extremely dodgy chroma-key effects with 'Kenny', a cardboard robot that was not the least intimidating, and, no make it stop! Sometimes the best bit was the opening music with things flashing at you.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 11:11am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Rebecca, he looks very much like Tyler Maine from X-Men
in his civvies, if i remember i will get a screen grab
tomorrow, as he will be in that ep too.

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Bill Collins
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 11:17am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I loved Double Deckers(I had a crush on Tiger when i was
a kid) and got a cheap dvd copy off Ebay, it held up ok!
Tomorrow People was one of my favourites too, i loved
holding my large 70`s belt buckle and pretending to
`Jaunt`! I have seen clips and as you say, it hasn`t
aged well! I tried the two remakes from the last couple
of decades, but didn`t like them!
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 11:40am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I wanted to be a Tomorrow person very badly for awhile but they never came for me. Sob! That show got me ready for the X-Men I'm sure, plus the first one I bought #131 had a story a bit like the first Tomorrow People only with Kitty on the run and in danger from the baddies instead of Stephen.

'Swalk' had a comic book motif to it, Prunella Scales was an advice column lady from inside the romance photo comic, she would pop up in a cartoon style panel and tell Nicola/Amanda all kinds of 'advice'. I think it was an early Channel 4 programme, it sort of reminds me of early Brookside in some ways. You can see a bit on Youtube... https://youtu.be/DN6dvHSRexw

P.S.: Happy Victoria Day!


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Bill Collins
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 12:59pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Rebecca, if memory serves, you became `Homo Superior`
upon reaching puberty, if you had the genes. As i was
only about 9 at the time, i lived in hope!
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Peter Martin
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Another show came to mind that would have to go in my list: The Goodies.

I don't really want to investigate whether it would stand up to scrutiny today, but back then it was hilarious.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 1:14pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Yes Peter, i used to run home from Boy`s Brigade on a
Tuesday night to watch The Goodies, i suspect it
wouldn`t hold up well today...i am no longer 9, and the
humour was of it`s time! I say this as someone who
bought Funky Gibbon and The Inbetweenies on 7"!
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I saw The Goodies too 'back in the day', and then I did watch a couple of them more recently... it wasn't quite timeless like Python/Fawlty Towers. I remember really liking The Ripping Yarns by Terry Jones and Michael Palin, especially the 'Across The Andes By Frog' one where the Himalayan sleeping toad gave his all for the expedition (mercifully without ever waking up). :^|
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 28 May 2018 at 9:51am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

My favorite British TV shows: 

Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Young Ones
Black Books 
Spaced
Jam
Ideal
Black Mirror

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