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Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 05:52 pm

Oh, this brought back some memories. Mostly of my missing nearly every single episode of it because it was broadcast on mum's shopping night.

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
bastun_ie

Your mum's shopping night was in the late afternoon? Weird! :-P

Yep, nostalgia. I remember a couple of interesting/good early series and then some dire later ones.

And it wasn't as good as a programme I can't remember about ghosts who lived in a stately home. Now, what was that called again...

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Thursdays I think it was on, late opening night so we'd get off the bus after school and head into town. I'm oddly certain about that even though it was near twenty years ago now because I pitched a massive weekly sulk when we stopped off at grandma's place and we only went there on sundays and thursdays.

Wed, Apr. 5th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
nightmares_fear

Was it the Ghost & Mrs Moore? He used to come out through the portrait on the stairs & haunt their stately home. Actually I think haunt might not suit this particular ghost, I almost remember them getting married...

Wed, Apr. 5th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
bastun_ie

Nope. I've heard of that but never seen it. The one I'm thinking of was The Ghosts of Motley Hall...

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
specky_ie

Early Rentaghost was absolutely brill!

After having to endure the Wanderly Wagon DVD recently I can only thank my lucky stars that the BBC and the various ITV companies were able to produce stuff like this Rentaghost, Tomorrow People, Blue Peter, Magpie etc rather than the tripe RTE produced then (and to a large extent now).

I was trying to remember this other kids programme that was on when I was a nipper about a plague of some sort that wiped out all the adults and left only the kids. It used Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells as the theme and incidental music.

There was an adult oriented programme in a similar vein that ran some time in the mid-seventies about a virus that accedentally escaped in a lab somewhere abroad and was then set loose into the broader population when the scientist who had caused the original accident tried to escape and died in Heathrow. Can't recall what that was called either but it was completely enthralling at the time...maybe I'll try and find it on the hinterweb...

Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I never, ever watched RTE growing up, BBC and CITV all the way in our household so I never caught wanderly wagon beyond the two minutes it took for that condascending crap to turn me off RTE for about five yeard. That and fecking creepy fortycoats.

That adulty series. I kind of remember it. There was an australian one that was similar but I remember it better.

Wed, Apr. 5th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
specky_ie

The show was called (I suppose not unsurprisingly) Survivors (http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/518741/index.html) and was surprisingly easy to google for.

Can't find the kids version though...tut...

Wed, Apr. 5th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
bastun_ie

Was it called "The Staaaand" in case their lawyers were afraid of Stephen King sueing, in the same way that one of the Simpsons Halloween episodes is called "The Shinning"?