Stig was played by my hero out of Murphys Mob ( I was very young!!!)
1 – Nostalgia
Caught the first ever episode, by accident, on the internet last week lol! Absolutely brilliant, gran always made me laugh because she was always laughing. I got my boys watching it too and they loved it so it must have been good. Classic! PS and it featured Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees!
Lisa Black remembers: “Puppets, space, ugly witch looking women and space ships. It was a great programme!”
One of our customer says… “None of my friends remember it.Â ThereÂ was Hartley hare he had a great Brummy accent, It was great lunchtime TV” Now I remember Pipkins well… it used to be in the Rainbow lunchtime slot on ITV. Â I even remember when it started… there was a Mr Pipkin (first [...]
Linda says: We used to join elastic bands together or sometimes get a long piece of elastic which was tied into a circle. Two people stood facing each other with the elastic round their ankles and there were different challenges you had to do before the elastic was raised up to their knees. Then you [...]
Now I always wanted a Scalextric… that was until I first saw TCR – Total Control Racing.Â Wow! It was like Scalextric but even better…. you could change lanes and overtake. Could a boy’s toy be more exciting? It got even better because some sets also had a jam car… which went slower than the [...]
No prizes for guessing the plot here… young American boy called Ricky (shiny face, overacts, quite annoying!) in the American West in the 1880s is befriended by a wiiiiild stallion called… you guessed it… Champion. Along with Ricky’s alsation, Rebel, they get into lots of scrapes… and who saves the day every time? You guessed [...]
Casey Jones drove the Cannonball Express – a steam train in the southern U S of A. The series was named after an American railroad engineer from Tennessee – John Luther “Casey” Jones. Set in the 1890s the series was actually made in 1958 and involved attempts by pretty well anything possible (from baddies to [...]
This one is from the Fifties initially I think. There was the robot in the middle of a ring of questions… and you turned it around to point it to the question of your choosing.Â You then moved the robot into a second ring… of answers this time… And miraculously it would then point to [...]
Did you know that it was originally French, created by Serge Danot, and that Dylan was originally Spanish?
Mary was a little girl, Mungo was a serious dog and Midge was a naughty mouse. They all lived in a tower block and I seem to remember that the lift was quite instrumental to the whole program. The program was narrated by Richard Baker… which was quite confusing for me when I was young [...]
Mr Benn was brilliant! Every week he used to go, in his bowler hat and suit, to his local fancy dress shop, pick out an outfit… and he’d be ushered into the changing room by the little shopkeeper wearing a fez (if my memory serves me right). And on leaving the changing room he’d miraculously [...]
“All aboard the Skylark… all aboard the Skylark” This was another of the “just before the boring news on BBC1″ five minute programs. The Skylark had a happy head at one end and a sad head at the other… as did all of the animals on the Ark (quite surreal really!)… and the two ends [...]
He was not unlike a big piece of pink Silly Putty… and he was able to transform himself into pretty well anything he wanted to – in his “normal guise” he looked like a big pink pear drop! I seem to remember a Barbamama too (she was black) and children (each of whom had their [...]
Did you know that it was narrated by Eric Thompson, the father of Emma Thompson? And, my favourite of all, did you know that Eric Thompson didn’t use translations of the original scripts to tell the story? He just watched the pictures and made stuff up! Genius!
You must remember the Magic Roundabout? It used to be on just before the News (and the dreaded Nationwide!) – so it was the cut-off between good television and boring, adults stuff. Me and my sister used to play a game where, at the estart of the program, we’d guess how many characters would appear [...]
Lots of my friends had Etch-a-sketches when i was a nipper… I had Fuzzy Felt. It was made up of little coloured felt shapes (I`m sure there were farmyard animals… I remember pigs, sheep and chickens) and you used to lay them out on a hard backed material background which they “stuck” to (sort of [...]
One of those toys that I knew of because it was heavily advertised, friends had it… but we never did. It was sort of like plaster of paris and a mould of some Disney character or Bugs Bunny or someone like that. You put the “magix mix” in the shaker mould with some water… shook [...]
It was a bit like lego for smaller people… brightly coloured and covered in little round ended plastic pointy bitsÂ which meant you could join the bits together to make things! You used to get little brochures to show you all the things you could create… I used to make a mean robot… a bit [...]
Ewwwwww! It came in a little plastic dustbin and it was green and horrible.Â We used to hold ours in our hands and squeeze it so it oozed out between our fingers. But miraculously it didn’t make your hands sticky… though woe betide you if you got it on your clothes because that meant they [...]