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Old 29th June 2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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Default 70's British TV And The Innocent Mind

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England was a strange place in the seventies and the TV shows they put on were particularly odd, bizarre, disturbing, scary, amusing for all the wrong reasons, devoid of believeable special effects etc.
This look at British children's TV of the seventies is one of the funniest reviews I have ever read. Except for a few episodes of Dr Who shown over here, I haven't seen any of these shows-yet I got a kick out of the whole piece, start to finish.

Definitely for anybody, from any country, who wants a nice, long laugh.

And the fellow apparently isn't even a professional writer!
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Old 29th June 2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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It has not gotten better in this century. Besides the Teletubbies- creatures from the pits of Hell, I tell you- there's Boobah. I'm sort of at a loss to describe this, but if your mind is anything like mine, you'll have a fit at the beginning of the show where they get up out of their shells. It is so insanely Freudian as to beggar description.
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I'm afraid his review is incomplete. He completely forgot the "Magic Roundabout", now there's a surreal programme for you. And what about "Blue Peter"? Until you've seen Valerie Singleton pushing a lion off the sweet counter in a corner shop by its nose, you haven't lived. (Presenters were made of sterner stuff back then.)
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No mention of so many good shows...

Rhoobarb and Custard
Sir Lancelot
Jamie and His Magic Torch
Chorlton and the Wheelies
Crystaltips and Alistair
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Oh, and of course, Captain Pugwash...
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He missed out 'Noah and Nelly' and Hectors house.
SY, as for Boobah, http://www.boohbah.com/zone.html
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And of course, the ultimate story of distopia, Tales of the Riverbank...

A tangled web of genetic experimentation, anthropomorphosism, hydrophobia, and toy boats.
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Originally posted by rfbrw

as for Boobah, [url]http://www.boohbah.com/zone.html[url]


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thanks for the link
seems that many do not understand the teletubbies.
while listening to late night (local) radio,one 20-something girl said on
air that she did not 'get' the teletubbies,which seemes strange because
the teletubbies are all about one of womens most enthusiastic topics.
after telling her that this show is for 2-5 year olds, that when she reached 2,
she would then 'get' it
her companions tried not to laugh but they could not keep still

the teletubbies have to be the most hallucinogenic show ever,
right after the boobahs
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those tubbies have completely spoiled appreciating any beautiful green land with bright blue skies for me. or is that winxp default backdrop. anyway, since my childhood tv experiences were more in the 80's I must give them a mention...remember dogtanian, cities of gold, dungeons and dragons, supergran, ducktales, fragglerock, whizbit, rolf's cartoon club, smurfs, super ted, bananman...ok enough already
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