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Count Duckula

To a small child vampires are a scary thing. Well they were to me anyway. So, if a children’s cartoon was to be made about this very subject, what could they do to tame the horrific topic. Hmmm, first of all, let’s make it not a bat, but a duck. Alright, yes a duck is […]

Button Moon

Let’s face it, the 80s was a very scary place to be, especially as far as kids TV was concerned. You may not have thought it then as you plonked yourself infront of the TV to watch your favourite programmes, but looking back on it now… Eek! No wonder I have grown up to be […]

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors

Once again this cartoon truly shows that the 1980s was the pinnacle of cartoons for kids. Jayce & the Wheeled Warriors has time and again been voted the best cartoon intro ever and I find it hard for anyone to disagree. The cartoon wasnt to bad either. This has to be my joint favourite cartoon […]

M.A.S.K.

I was first introduced to M.A.S.K at the age of about 5 and instantly found a great attraction to it. I cannot say why I liked it, but I still watch it now even at the age of 32, although it helps by having great theme music for the amazing introduction sequence. Now for a […]

Bullseye

For me, Bullseye WAS Sunday evening TV. Sunday in general was “visiting relatives” day for my family, so from about 3pm on Sunday afternoon we used to be at my Grandads. We would run around the garden for an hour or so, explore his huge house for a bit, but come 5:30 I was glued […]

Storybook International

I’m the Storyteller, and my stories must be told… I have many stories, tales for both the young and old… I used to watch this every single week. I have no idea how many episodes were made, but I must have watched them all. I remember it being one of the programmes I used to […]

Grange Hill

Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in 1978 on BBC1 and was one of the longest running programmes on British television. It was created by Phil Redmond who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down […]

Juliet Bravo

Compared to today’s gritty, hard-hitting crime dramas Juliet Bravo seems rather tame but from 1980 to 1985 it was a frontrunner amongst police series on TV. Devised by the man behind The Sweeney, Ian Kennedy Martin, Juliet Bravo went through six series and two leading actresses, outlasting and outshining its rival, The Gentle Touch. Set […]

Enid Blytons Famous Five

Originally aired on UK TV in 1978, The Famous Five is now finally available on DVD. The Famous Five comprise of 4 humans and a dog: Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne (Jennifer Thanisch), their cousin George (Michelle Gallagher) and her dog Timmy. The plots of each episode involved exploring ruined castles and rolling […]

Surprise Surprise

Surprise Surprise started in 1984. It was hosted by Cilla Black, and filmed in front of a live studio audience. The idea behind it was to surprise members of the public with long-held wishes, or reuniting guests with people they hadn’t seen for years. They also did a bit of trick-playing on members of the […]

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