|A-A Top telly this week June 2nd- 8th July 2005 (2000 >) |
What every telly fan should be watching...updated every week
|A-Team, The (Live Action) (USA) (1980's) |
Four Vietnam veterans help the helpless - and usually build an armoured car.
|A.L.F. (Live Action+Puppets) (USA) (1980's) |
A 229 year old Alien Life Form (A.L.F.)from planet Melac crashlands his spacecraft in U.S. suburbia and moves in with the Tanner family.
|Ace of Wands (Live Action) |
There's no point in claiming it was the golden era of children's TV in the UK, that was whenever each of us was growing up, but in 1970, among a number of great kids' TV shows, was the tip-top Ace of Wands. To put it bluntly, Ace of Wands was about a magician who solved mysteries, righted wrongs and generally helped the good guys against the bad.
|Addams Family, The (Live Action) (USA) (1960's) |
Supernatural sitcom similar to The Munsters.
There were 64 episodes made originally plus a Halloween Special.
The 1973-1975 animated series from Hanna-Barbera featured the voice of a young Jodie Foster as Pugsley.
In the 1990's two big screen versions were made.
|Adventure Game (Live Action) (UK) (1980's) |
Remember the vortex ? Remember Moira Stewart, Drogna currency, and Uncle the Aspidistra saying Gronda Gronda ? How about Doogy Rev ? What about maze games, hastily knocked together on a BBC Micro ? No ? Well, you don't remember The Adventure Game, shown on Thursday nights about 20 years ago then !
|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.
|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.
|Adventures Of Parsley, The (Animation) (UK) (1970's) |
"The Adventures of Parsley" was the sequel to "The Herbs" -2 animated BBC tv series for young children set in a magical walled garden.It was a make-believe,surreal world with a mix of human and animal characters,all named after garden herbs like Parsley the Lion,Sir Basil & Lady Rosemary,Dill the Dog
|Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (Live Action) (USA) (1950's) |
Sole survivors of an Indian attack on an Arizona wagon train, 11 year old Rusty and his German shepherd dog Rin Tin Tin are rescued by the Cavalry and taken back to Fort Apache.
There they are unofficially adopted by Lieutenant Rip Masters, made honorary troopers and henceforth assist in action campaigns against the Redskins.
|Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Live Action) (USA) (1960's) |
Caught in a tropical storm at sea whilst travelling between Brazil and Africa, a young Englishman, Robinson Crusoe, is shipwrecked on an uncharted island off the coast of South America from which there seems little hope of rescue.
|Adventures of Sir Prancelot, The (Animation) (UK) (1970's) |
Narrated by Peter Hawkins, this show was all about a brave mediaeval knight called Sir Prancelot, and his adventures during the time of the Crusades.
|Adventures of Spot (Animation) (UK) (1980's) |
Spot the yellow, lolloping puppy got up to fun and frolics with his friends in this appealing, animated tv series narrated by Paul Nicholas.
|Airwolf (Live Action) (USA) (1980's) |
It's a very fast helicopter.
|Alfie Atkins (Animation) (Europe) |
Alfie is an ordinary little chap living with his good-natured, scatty father in a modern suburb which could be anywhere in the world. He is not very big and not very strong. And he prefers not fighting. He is cheerful and full of mischief, but he also has his moments of being angry, jealous, frightened of ghosts... Based on the books by Swedish author Gunilla Bergström.
|Alias The Jester (Animation) (UK) (1980's) |
|Aliens in the Family (Live Action) (UK) (1980's) |
Are you sure that handsome young man is entirely NORMAL?
|All Change (Live Action) (UK) (1990's) |
Two familys have to swap houses to inheret their uncles garden gnome factory. One family were snobby southerners and the others were working class northeners. Frankie Howard played the uncle Bob who turns out to be alive in the end. The series also featured Maggie Steed, Pam Ferris, Tony Haygarth and Peggy Mount.
It ran from 1989-1991 in 12 30 minute episodes.
|All In The Family|
A ground-breaking US sitcom, All In The Family explored many issues in the Bunker household.
|Alphabet Zoo (Live Action) (UK) |
Songs about animals!
|Alvin and the Chipmunks (Animation) (USA) (1980's) |
Alvin and the Chipmunks began life as a 1958 multi million selling novelty record The Chipmunk Song.
This success prompted the cartoon series of which there were several reincarnations over the years.
|Amazing Adventures of Morph, The (Animation) (UK) |
Plasticine Man comes to life and shacks up with a nailbrush SHOCK.
|Amazing Spiderman, The (Live Action) (USA) (1970's) |
Made for TV live action version of the Marvel comicbook hero. Starring Nicholas Hammond as Peter Parker/Spiderman.
|Andy Pandy (Puppets) (UK) (1950's) |
Time to go home ! Why for goodness-sake ? We only just got here ! We had a black-and-white telly at home (and an outside toilet and a tin bath !!) so I was never sure if this was in colour or not ! Anyway, Andy-pandy - in the stripy suit, hung round with Teddy and Looby Loo the ragdoll. Shown on the Tuesday Watch With Mother slot.
|Angel (Live Action) (USA) (2000 >) |
Spin off series from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, featuring Angel, the vampire with a soul, and his team at Angel Investigations - "we help the helpless".
|Angelina Ballerina (Animation) (UK) (1990's) |
A young mouse with a passion and talent for Ballet
|Angry Beavers (Animation) |
The angry beavers are two beavers named Norbert & Daggett (Norb & Dag) who are kicked out of the family dam when a new litter of beavers are born. Together they build themselves a dam of their own.
|Animal Kwackers (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
This preschool children's lunchtime program was shown on I.T.V. around midday from 1975 onwards. It was similar to the Banana Splits in that there were four men inside large costumes with huge animal heads. Each member of the group played a musical instrument and were just a little bit spooky especially Rory the lion who seemed to be the leader of the group.
|Animal Magic (Live Action) (UK) |
Animal Magic began in 1962, and featured Johnny Morris as a Zoo Keeper at Bristol Zoo who would make up voices and personalities for each of the animals.
|Animals of Farthing Wood, The (Animation) (Europe) (1990's) |
Based on the books by Colin Dann it told the tale of how the animals of Farthing Wood, their homes threatened with destruction, made the long adventurous trek to the safety of White Deer Park
|Aquilla (Live Action) (UK) (1990's) |
Two schoolboys find a spacecraft when digging in a field.
BBC 13x25min eps. 1997.98.
Based on a book by British author Andrew Norriss(Woof/Bernard's Watch/Matt's Millions/Brittas Empire)
|Arabian Knights (Animation) (USA) (1960's) |
Magic carpet adventures in a cartoon shown during The Banana Splits "Size of an Elephant!"
|Archer's Goon (Live Action) (UK) |
Based upon the book by Diana Wynne Jones
Archer's Goon was a BBC children's TV SF series.
|Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Live Action) (USA) (1990's) |
The Midnight Society - or a bunch of kids out camping in the woods every week stoke the camp fire up and tell a scary story. Through the ghostly flames the tale shifts from telling to watching.
|Around the World with Willy Fogg (Animation) (Europe) |
1872, Monsiur Jules Verne writes a book about a journey undertaken by a Mr. Phileas Fogg and his manservant Passepartout.
1983 and BRB International, a production company in Spain create a legend. Around the World with Willy Fog. Shown in 1987 by CBBC, hosted by Andy Crane, the show was an instant hit with the "Willy Fog Day" being watched by 35% of all children aged under 18.
In 1993, they did it again, Willy Fog 2 based on "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leaguies under the Sea".
|Art Attack (Live Action+Puppets) (UK) (1990's) |
Arts Program for kids, like Heart Beat with Blue Peter makes.
|Arthur of the Britons (Live Action) (UK) |
Realistic version of the life and times of King Arthur starring Oliver Tobias.
|Ask Aspel (UK) (1970's) |
Before the VCR if you'd missed a show, well it was simple you would just "Ask Aspel".
|Ask The Family (Live Action) (UK) (1970's) |
Robert Robinson asks middle class parents and their 2.4 children a general knowledge questions.
|Astro Boy (Animation) (Japan) (1960's) |
The first Japanese-produced series exported to the U.S.
|Atom Ant (Animation) (USA) (1960's) |
A superhero crime fighting Ant!
|Aubrey (Animation) |
There were 39x6min episodes of Aubrey made.