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#11 Peter

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:29 PM

Two of my favourite dramas I remember were by Russel T Davies - Dark Season, and Century Falls. No-one seems to recall them now, but they've just come out on DVD. One night, I'll turn all the lights out and watch them - see if I can scare myself as silly as I did when I was 9. It's unlikely, but memories of Century Falls still creep me out...

And of course, we had the best childrens TV programme ever in Maid Marian and her Merry Men!  rolleyes.gif
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:29 PM

And the best childrens programme of all time

Grange Hill with Tucker Jenkins and Trisha Yates

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:40 PM

Anyone (probably the slightly younger members) remember the kids programme 'Greenfingers' which was set in a greenhouse and this big cuddly monster planted a different seed each episode to see what the subject was going to be? the was also an owl I seem to remember?

Also the Poddington Peas and Button Moon!!!!!
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:42 PM

And then there was the best soap of all time

Brookside

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:42 PM

ooh i remember green fingers, it was one of my favourite programmes laugh.gif

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE(Blue @ Feb 13 2007, 12:42 PM) View Post
And then there was the best soap of all time

Brookside


Ah I remember sitting there engrossed watching the 'under-the-patio' trial with my mum.... TV genius!
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:44 PM

I really miss those Tex Avery and Looney Tunes cartoons they used to regularly show to fill up 5 or 10 mins here and there. I loved it when you suddenly got Droopy or Foghorn Leghorn just before the news. And they were often wonderfully, surreally inventive.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE(musicmancjay @ Feb 13 2007, 12:44 PM) View Post
Ah I remember sitting there engrossed watching the 'under-the-patio' trial with my mum.... TV genius!


Oh yeah poor Trevor

My favourite character was always Jimmy
He was such a loser and it was so funny when he became a teacher

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE(Belle @ Feb 13 2007, 11:46 AM) View Post
I really wish Lost had worked like this - the first season was addictive, but stringing it out with no hope of a conclusion means I've totally lost interest.  If they'd had a set two seasons, so we, and they, knew that they had to finish it, it would have kept my interest.

The problem I had with Lost was that it was too obviously fictional. In real life there's some underlying explanation for everything that happens: even if you don't know what that reason is, there's still sense to be found somewhere. Lost didn't have that: I became all too aware that often the only reason behind anything that happened was that there was a team of writers saying "Hey, you know what would be really cool?" and then doing it. I watched Lost's first seasons but as I only get the four main terrestrial TV channels I have to manage without it now, and I don't miss it one bit.

There was a mention of Children's TV. One (fairly recent) Children's TV programme I loved was The Wild House. It had some wonderful writing in it, including some excellent monologues to camera.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:03 PM

anybody ever watch halfway across the galaxy and turn left? or ramona? or round the twist?
whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should

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