Friday, November 03, 2006

Telly for the young at heart

With a nod and a wink to Alex and his post, please, may I present my top twenty children's televisual must sees! You know how I love a list, dear reader! And you know how I hate to see people flout the rules of grammar, yet bend them myself!

1 Catweazle
2 Captain Caveman
3 Worzel Gummidge
4 Space Sentinels
5 T-Bag
6 Battle Of The Planets
7 Number 73
8 The Box Of Delights
9 Chocky
10 She-ra
11 Chorlton And The Wheelies
12 Grange Hill
13 Blue Peter
14 Rainbow
15 Scooby Doo
16 The Littlest Hobo
17 The Red Hand Gang
18 Runaround
19 Degrassi Junior High
20 Knightmare

What were your favourite television shows when you were a child, dear reader? Hammer House Of Horror? Armchair Theatre? Tales Of The Unexpected? Surely not!


Earl said...

I was a total He-Man fan!

I believe his fur loin cloth contributes to 85% of my homosexulality.

Anonymous said...

Boo! Hiss! Where's He-Man on your list!?!

Years ago, Santa brought me his two toy castles and there're still in the attic at home! Ah, memories.

Brian said...

Shouldn't Doctor Who be on the list?

Just when I didn't think there was a way to love you more....then you go and put Battle of the Planets on your list. That makes me smile so big you can probably see it from where you're sitting.

zona boy said...

Bugs Bunny
Top Cat
Johnny Quest
The Addams Family
Rat Patrol
The Outer Limits

Brian said...

Yes! Johnny Quest! I just got the DVD from Netflix!

Minge said...

I made myself choose between She-ra and He-man. I don't know why, but I did. I told all the boys at school that I was watching He-man, but secretly, I was watching She-ra.

I didn't put Doctor Who on the list because I never considered it a children's programme. I always thought it was for grown ups. I only ever ate plain/dark/bitter chocolate as a youth because it was for grown ups. I wouldn't be seen dead with a bar of Dairy Milk. Someone gave me some once and I buried it in the garden.

I can see more than your smile, Brian.


What's Johnny Quest?

Anonymous said...

What about Wonder Woman. If only for the theme tune:

"fighting for her rights, in her satin tights!"

Alex said...

I am ashamed that I missed The Box of Delights, I loved that so much. The BBC must have spent a fortune on that and they never repeat it!
And Runaround, wow, G-G-G-G-GO!

And Wonder Woman too, I used to want to be her, and used to jump on and off the sofa pretending to be her. [Did I just admit to that? There goes my rep!]

Anonymous said...

Bugs Bunny
Roadrunner (& Wile E Coyote)
Brady Bunch
The Partridge Family (I hate to admit I liked it)
Sesame Street

There are others I'm sure...

Minge said...

I did wrestle with putting Wonder Woman in my list, but, like Doctor Who, I really didn't consider WW a children's show when I was a kid. I used to run home when Mum called me, yelling, "Roy, Womder Woman's on!" All the other kids would laugh at me, but I didn't care. They had no taste. I knew they were children and didn't watch it. I felt quite superior, watching an adult, at least, a family-viewing television programme. I used to borrow Mum's handbag and spin on the spot, pretending to be her.

I have a notion The Box Of Delights is available on DVD. I might put a word in with Santa.

I just loved Patrick Troughton. I mean that quite sincerely.

Minge said...

Oh, Susan, I envy you having watched The Brady Bunch. I've only ever seen the first film!