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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 […]

The Clangers

The ultimate question has always been, and always will be, are we alone? Well, if TV is to be believed, the answer is no. Living on a far away planet, that strangely resembles the Moon live the Clangers. They bum around the planet all day, making strange noises and collecting soup from the Soup Dragon. […]

Worzel Gummidge

Shame on you. And you thought scarecrows weren’t real. Well, when I say not real, I mean that they are real, they’re just not real, if you see what I mean. No? OK, I’ll get on with it then. It all starts when two children, Sue and John move to the Scatterbrook Farm for their […]

Willo The Wisp

Willo The Wisp is a strange ghost-like creature who with each episode tells a story about the characters in Doyley Wood. Mavis Cruet is a fat (sorry, big boned) pathetic fairy. Arthur is a caterpillar who isn’t the brightest in the world, but somehow does see to have a little more up top than the […]

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. […]

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, […]

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