|Clifton House Mystery (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Spooky supernatural kids drama set in Bristol.
A family move into a big old house and after discovering a hidden room start to experience some strange goings on including the ghost of a friendly old lady and a wounded soldier...
|Baker Street Boys (The) (Live Action) (UK) (1980's) |
A group of young street urchins in old London town solve crimes in a similar manner to their hero Sherlock Holmes who himself made a very brief cameo appearances in the series although his face was never shown.
Features a pre Eastenders Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)
Written by Richard Carpenter and Anthony Read
|Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (Live Action) (USA) (1970's) |
Adaptation of Mark Twain novels. As far as I remember, this was actually an adaptation of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and featured Tom and Huck having adventures and trying to find treasure hidden by the villainous Injun Joe on the banks of the Mississippi.
|Bigfoot (Harry) and the Hendersons (Live Action) (USA) (1990's) |
An American, family sit com which begins when a large beast is accidentally mown down by the Hendersonís car, so what do they do? They struggle home with the creature despite him being twice the size of the family saloon, nurture him like one of their own kids and call him Harry! The massive ape-like creature becomes a regular part of the family and all is well except that he is so clumsy and has to be hidden from the public at any cost! Plenty of monkey business follows over the series.
|Art Attack (Live Action+Puppets) (UK) (1990's) |
Arts Program for kids, like Heart Beat with Blue Peter makes.
|Dick Turpin (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
First broadcast in 1979, Richard O'Sullivan is Dick Turpin in this ITV serial depicting the life and crimes of the legendary highwayman.
|Sapphire and Steel (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Two mysterious agents (Joanna Lumley & David McCallum) who repair ruptures in time.
|H R Puff 'n' Stuff (Live Action+Puppets) (USA) (1970's) |
H.R. Pufnstuf stars Jack Wild as Jimmy, a young boy who comes into the possession of a magical talking flute named Freddy. When Jimmy is kidnapped and taken off to Living Island by the evil witch, Witchiepoo (Billie Hayes), it is down to the local town mayor, a six-foot tall dragon named H.R. Pufnstuf (Roberto Gamonet), and his deputies, Cling and Clang, to save the day.
|Pipkins (Live Action+Puppets) (UK) (1970's) |
Johnny and a weird bunch of puppets ran the Help People Company but spent more time eating, arguing, singing and messing around in the workshop than out on a job! Even though the Pipkin puppets were fairly basic in the way they moved - with their strings, wires and human hands inside them, they were really likable and believable as characters. I can list Pipkins in my all time, top 10 favourite kids programs!
|Banana Splits (Live Action+Puppets) (USA) |
The adventures of Bingo, Fleagle, Drooper and Snorky = mad-men in animal suits on quad bikes. Music, comedy and cartoon interjection from the likes of The Arabian Knights (Size... of an Elephant), The Three Muskateers, and that one where the family got shrunk down to miniature size by a magic lamp or something.
|Wallace & Gromit (Animation) (UK) (1990's) |
Northern inventor Wallace lives in a house where everything is automatic, his faithfull dog Gromit is there to observe bizarre happenings and outstanding adventures normally involving cheese !
|Adventures of Black Beauty (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Television series set in Victorian times of a black stallion, based on the novel by Anna Sewell.
|Roobarb (Animation) (UK) (1980's) |
Roobarb (and Custard) was written by Grange Calveley, and Produced/Directed by Bob Godfrey, who was also responsible for Henrys Cat, and Noah & Nelly.
Narrated by Richard Briers, (of The Good Life, and Ever Decreasing Circles fame) a typical episode would find a bored Roobarb (a mental green dog) inventing something pointless in his shed, much to the amusement and derision of Custard (a pink Cat) and the Birds.
See 'Roobarb & Custard Too' for the later 2005 series.
|Roobarb & Custard Too (Animation) (UK) (2000 >) |
2005 saw the recreation of Roobarb with new stories. This time Custard has got in the act with the title of the show now being called 'Roobarb & Custard Too'. Shown initally on Channel Five, the stories remain the same with Roobarb inventing things, Custard laughing and poking fun at the end result. Time has not changed either character other than Roobarb seems to have moved with the times and has a PC and mobile phone, he also joined by a bespecticled mouse ("from the Silly Cone Valley") who helps him with some of the more involved technical aspects of his new inventions.
See 'Roobarb' for the original series.
|Knightmare (Live Action) (UK) (1980's) |
Knightmare was an award-winning children's TV fantasy adventure game series. It was shown for 8 years (1987 - 1994) on the ITV Network, and became one of the most popular children's programmes ever.