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If you had to choose one TV programme

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GinN Report 11 Apr 2013 11:21

I loved When the Boat comes in, too (well, I would!)
Boys From the Blackstuff was a wonderful drama series, one of the best ever.Also, Our Freinds in the North was very memorable - I was sorry when it finished.


LadyScozz Report 11 Apr 2013 06:05

Bill & Ben

I think I saw it twice......... Mum wouldn't let us watch it..........

in her Scottish accent......

"Yer no watchin' that, I don't want ye growin up talkin' funny"


PS I have two little men made out of flowerpots in the garden, in between them is a plastic "little weed" :-D


Mauatthecoast Report 10 Apr 2013 23:09

I used to love watching Whicker's World.

From the late 1950s into the 1990s Alan Whicker would bring reports from around the world and I don't think there's anyone famous he hasn't interviewed.He was great and would get the most bizarre and the most interesting stories, having an uncanny knack of bringing the best out of everyone he met.
He appeared to me so relaxed that I imagine that was his secret.
In the tv programme's early years,when most folk could only dream of far-flung holidays abroad I thought Whicker's World was an exciting programme so I've always wanted to travel.


vera2010 Report 10 Apr 2013 22:58

I remember the 70's newsreels of the 'troubles' in Ireland and always thought how awful it would be to have a soldier with a gun partrolling my street outside. I think that made me think what it was like to live in a free country.

I hope that hasn't come over as if I am trying to post a poliitical message. Its not intended just to express my fears of not feeling free.



Kay???? Report 10 Apr 2013 22:22

Yes ,,,

a programe called,

***Your Life in their Hands****,and knew I was then going to become a nurse,,,,,,,which I did,,,,,which then led to others areas.

The Sky at Night led me to have a great interest in the planets and viewing them....

Interesting programes about the ,Normans ,Saxons and Romans in Brittian,which led to metal detecting,,but now its a fancy name called treasure hunting,

David Attenborough for nature and wildlife....


Lyndi Report 10 Apr 2013 22:03

The sky at night :-)


PatinCyprus Report 10 Apr 2013 21:56

Zoo Quest - I realised there was a world out there and always loved David Attenborough


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Apr 2013 21:36

Like you Sheila my interest in Rome grew more from this programme,
went and bought the VHS tapes of I Cladius and never got fed up
watching it over and over again.

Emma :-)


SheilaWestWilts Report 10 Apr 2013 21:14

I Claudius for me too!

I was captivated by Derek Jacobi's performance, and I have made a point of seeing him in theatre several times. It also instilled a fascination with ancient Rome and have read tons of fact and fiction on it since!

Another that springs to mind is 'Threads' - aired about 1983?? I saw about half an hour - it scared me witless and couldn't watch any more. Still haven't plucked up the courage to watch the DVD :-)


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Apr 2013 20:53

I thought Jean Heywood was a fantastic actress.

I Cladius was another of my favourites with the fantastic
Derek Jacobi.


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 10 Apr 2013 20:52

Emma I remember the theme song to it lol I think that was as far as I ever got with it :-)


Guinevere Report 10 Apr 2013 20:50

Ah yes, I remember that.


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Apr 2013 20:48

When The Boat Comes In, Jean Heywood played the mother
and James Bolam was also in it, a period drama. Does anyone
remember it?


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 10 Apr 2013 20:19

The documentary I was going to mention was 'Johny go home" ... "a two-part investigation of the dangers facing teenagers who leave home for the bright lights of London." 1975.


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Apr 2013 20:17

Why can't I choose just one :-(


RolloTheRed Report 10 Apr 2013 20:15


BBC 1970 Roads to Freedom (Jean Paul Sartre)

This wonderful series is now locked up in the National Film Archive and show to a chose few at spasmodic intervals. The BBC insists that it is too expensive to put on DVD but manage the trick ok with all their other drivel ...

The Boys From the Blackstuff (Alan Bleasdale)

Given the hoopla and such next Wednesday I would have thought that a reshowing of this on BBC1 (all of it) would remind us that not everybody "got on" in Thatcher's Britain. Especially Yosser Hughes.


Muffyxx Report 10 Apr 2013 20:13

Awww Neil was long as it wasn't Rik ...*shudders*

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 10 Apr 2013 20:13

Was there ever a programme about a mum who always had to stop what she was doing because she had a hungry teenager prowling ?


GoldenGirl1 Report 10 Apr 2013 20:12

Z Cars, The Sweeney all Morecombe and Wise, Two Ronnies,
Sunday Night at the London Palladium and great excitement
when we started getting American programmes. Bonanza, High
Chaparral, Little House on the Prairie, goodness Rose you ain't
half got me thinking :-D

Emma :-)


Guinevere Report 10 Apr 2013 20:12

Neil the hippy - still is.