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What-A-Mess

If I was to say to you “Price Amir of Kinjan”, what image would that conjure up in your mind? If I was to tell you that Prince Amir of Kinjan is not a dark-skinned rich royal but a scruffy Afghan hound puppy, would you believe me? Well, I’m afraid you’re gonna have to believe […]

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home is probably one of the lesser-known Hanna-Barbera productions (unless you remember it of course). Meet the Boyle family who live at 35 Elm Street. Harry Boyle is the father of the family, who struggles his way though life supporting his family with a “why was I put on this […]

Wacky Races

Picture the scene… My friends have just got over my obsession with The Hair Bear Bunch, when after several pints down the pub I calmly ask the question: Does anybody remember Wacky Races… Does any anyone remember who were the contestants? Everyone groaned, and another obsession had been born. So, me, being me, I go […]

Ulysses 31

It is the thirty-first century. Ulysses killed the giant Cyclopse when he rescued the children and his son, Telemachus. But the ancient gods of Olympus are angry and threaten a terrible revenge. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. If I have learnt one thing in this life, and that is not to annoy the Gods. […]

Tiswas

What on Earth is going on with Saturday morning TV these days. God, that made me feel old! Anyway, back to my rant, what exactly is going on here? We have a bunch of wannabe stars (who in my opinion are more camp than a tent in a field) trying to entertain the kids of […]

Thundercats

Thundercats, or as some call it, Thunderpants, or Thunderthighs. It was the traditional fight between good and evil. The good guys (or cats) being the Thudercats, and the bad guys being Mumm-ra, and his band of pathetic mutants. The Thundercats home planet, Thundera (original name eh?) was destroyed and a selection of the breed escaped […]

The Tripods

How could I possibly forget The Tripods. I remember watching it every Saturday evening just before dinner. I had a friend at school at the time who was rather lanky, who I nicknamed Tripod, yet up until now I had forgotten about this classic of the 80s. Thanks to the guys (and gals) at Blackstar, […]

The Trap Door

Somewhere in the dark and nasty regions where nobody goes, stands an ancient castle. Deep within this dank and uninviting place lives Berk, overworked servant of the thing upstairs. But that’s nothing compared to the horrors that lurk beneath The Trapdoor. For there is always something down there, in the dark, waiting to come out. […]

Terrahawks

Terrahawks stay on this web page. This is an emergency! I’m ten-thirty (standing by), and my description of the program is ready for ten-fifty (launch). The only thing that can stop me now is a eleven-thirty (Diet Coke break). Sorry, couldn’t resist! Come on, own up. Who when they were younger looked at their watch […]

Telebugs

The story goes something like this. There’s this video arcade, where kids go in, but never come out. Mr. McStarch, a television station owner wants to find out what’s going on. But through the wonders of modern technology, we already know what goes on. Baron Bullybyte has designed and built a huge evil supercomputer called […]

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