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What were the tv shows that you used to love watching as a kid?

I was a Massive fan of The Six Million Dollar Man, Space 1999, The Dukes Of Hazzard, Thunderbirds, The Fall Guy

I used to love friday nights, on BBC1, at 9-25pm, just after the news, tuning into the likes of Starsky and Hutch, Kojack, Cannon, Petrocelli, Rockford Files.
I always loved Columbo too, but cant ever recall the show on a certain channel at a certain time

Saturday morning TV, i was a Multi Coloured Swap Shop fan. Never got the Tiswas thing. Too chaotic for me lol. And i was ALWAYS fascinated by Metal Mickey show. Not by the show itself, but by Milton Keynes lol (not sure why)

Sunday nights, I can only really recall watching Hart to Hart and BJ and The Bear

As for weekday kids tv, i enjoyed Grange Hill, Blue Peter, Crackerjack, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (which i associate with friday night, pie suppers from the chippy) Top Cat, He Man, The Red Hand Gang, Rentaghost, Runaround, Cheggers Plays Pop, 

And i recall a show, on early on Sunday morns, on Grampian Tv, about 9-30am, called Once Upon A Time Man, which was a bit of an epic cartoon series, charting the history of mankind thro the ages
 

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We're obviously from the same era as I watched a lot of that too. A few others that spring to mind (carefully avoiding anything with Rolf Harris or Jimmy Savile):

 

Heidi

Saturday Superstore (replaced Swap Shop)

Jossie's Giants

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Battle of the Planets

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We're obviously from the same era as I watched a lot of that too. A few others that spring to mind (carefully avoiding anything with Rolf Harris or Jimmy Savile):

 

Heidi

Saturday Superstore (replaced Swap Shop)

Jossie's Giants

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Battle of the Planets

I couldnt go Heidi at all. Wasnt it dubbed? im almost certain that it was on tv on a thursday, around 4-40pm lol. Littlest Hobo was another from about the same time. And i too watched Saturday Superstore, but much preferred Swap Shop. Even at that young age, i was one for nostalgia and didnt like change in my tv schedule lol.

And also, I too watched Dogtanian AND Battle Of The Planets.

And it got me thinking, ALL these kids weekday tv progs were on BBC, did Grampian/ITV even have after school Kids tv back in the day? Off the top of my head, i can only ever recall watching Michael Bentines Potty Time on Grampian

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Grampian had Magpie, Runaround, Murphy's Mob, etc, some decent stuff but the BBC had the good stuff like Mr Ben, Play Away, The Clangers, Bagpuss, Magic Roundabout, etc, but ah couldn't go Rentaghost, Grandad, or Blue Peter, also Jackanory was watched but never really listened to any of it.

 

The holidays were dire, with Why Don't You being a snooze fest and very little else on to get ye through the day, unless ye were right inta feckin cricket, Open University and the Test Card.

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Can't help you on that one I'm afraid. You see we did not have a TV when I was young(er) :lol: .

 

But I could get short wave on the wireless. Schenectady, Hilversum etc. Exciting days  eh?

 

Mid 50s before there was a TV in our house too, SP.   I seem to remember some of the 'rich' families getting one for the Queen's coronation in 53.

 

SP, did you pick up those wireless programmes on your crystal set?

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I couldnt go Heidi at all. Wasnt it dubbed?

 

 

Yeah, I guess it would have been in German originally.  Come to think of it, there was quite a lot of dubbed European stuff on children's TV back then, The Magic Roundabout being the most famous.  But even into the late 70's/early 80's there were regular repeats of old black & white French dramas like The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and The Flashing Blade. 

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Pan's people, sixties I think along with the Black and White Minstrel show, Sports Report, Bruce Forsyth's generation game.

 

 

Most times I was listening to the pirate Radio station,Radio Luxembourg on 208 m. Medium wave. Still cant get the add tune Alkaseltzer speedy alkaseltzer, when your stomache get's upset don't delay take alkaseltzer right away.

 

Bet Jimfurd, Scarlet, Jock, CMiBerks and a few others were brainwashed with it too

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Kinda near the truth there Bughtie.

 

I got the short wave radio broadcasts on my dad's Grundig radio. And I also diligentkly sought out radio Luxembourg.

 

Looks like the Gerries had some good radio stuff in them thar early days. Nearly won the war with it until Bendict Cumberbatch scotched their plans by inventing the code-breaking machine named  ENIGMA. :smile:

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Roobarb was always funny. Kung fu led to a lot of sore feet. Captain Scarlet was my favourite of the Gerry Anderson series. Oh yeah... the man from uncle..... loved it.

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Kinda near the truth there Bughtie.

 

I got the short wave radio broadcasts on my dad's Grundig radio. And I also diligentkly sought out radio Luxembourg.

 

Looks like the Gerries had some good radio stuff in them thar early days. Nearly won the war with it until Bendict Cumberbatch scotched their plans by inventing the code-breaking machine named  ENIGMA. :smile:

Grundig radio? Namedropper!!! That was the expensive kit all the posh people used to have :lol:

I take it you are having a complete laugh with the last bit of that post.

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 (carefully avoiding anything with Rolf Harris or Jimmy Savile):

 

Trouble is, Jim'll Fix It, Rolf On Saturday OK? etc used to be pretty popular back in the days when nobody suspected anything.

 

Mind you, maybe there was a clue in some of Rolf's song titles.

 

Two Little Boys Had Two Little Toys.

Jake The Peg With The Extra Leg

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport.

 

Think about them :amazed:

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Charlie

Well all I remember was this snazzy radio coming into the house. But my father ignored my pleas to keep it and returned it to the shop from whence it came. Maybe that was K J Mackintosh on Eastgate since my sister subsequently married Dennis , son of K.J.Mackintosh.

 

Enigma did essentially win the war, Chas because, without it the Allies would not have been able to suss out the plans of the U Boats who were attacking and sinking all the Allied shipping carrying food and supplies to us starving Brits. It even alludes to that in the trailer of the Movie I saw recently.

 

However, Charles, my simple advice to you m'lad is to take anything Scarlet says with a large pinch pinch of salt in case he turns round and puts said salt on your tail......now back to my current reading..."The Saucy tales of a Jack Tar Seaman  singing a Salty Sea Shanty".

:smile:

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Charles I was too small to appreciate  the true value of the Grundig . But it sure looked good. Dad took it back soon after though--I think he agreed with you, it was too expensive.

 

Maybe my time frame is off, however,  but the radio dealers K J MacKintosh on Eastgate may have been in the picture at that time since my Sister, Daphne, married Dennis son of K J Mackintosh the owner.  

 

As for the other comment you make about the German radios etc, of course I was joking. The enigma was used by the Allies at Bletchfield Park to decode the Gerry Submarines' plans  'cos, if they had not done this, the Germans  would have decimated the supply ships crossing from Amerikky completely and we Brits would now have been starved into our graves or into submission.

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Don't really remember my childhood, except sweets were rationed and life was tough, we played out all the time, football and cricket. Street fighting was the order of the day. At lot of cycling went on. The cotton mills pumped thick black smoke into the air. I remember when there  was fog about walking home from school coughing thick black mucus,  You literally could not see your hand in front of your face.

I know we had a 12" Bush T V we watched the Coronation, to a house full of neighbours.

My Dad paid £100 for it equal to 5 weeks wages,. He was a mill manager and very well paid.

My first sporting memory was Milburn scoring for Newcastle in an F A cup final sometime in the early 50s

I remember the advent of Commercial TV and adverts , most peculiar. Mind you the world was in black and white.

I remember when we first got broadcasts from the USA a satellite named Telstar did that for us. The 1958 world cup was hardly covered, because live TV was impossible from foreign climbs

I remember my mother crying when Churchill beat Atlee as she watched an early 1950s  general election , I suppose that sowed the roots of my socialism.

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