/ Real culture: your top 5 from this list of kids programmes

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Flinticus - on 01 Nov 2013
http://www.empireonline.com/features/classic-kids-tv-shows-that-still-rock-our-world

(sorry, you got to click on the link)

What's your top 5 plus 1 that should be on it.

Mine are:
Ulysses 31
Battle of the Planets
Dungeons & Dragons
Spiderman & his Amazing Frieds
He-Man

Missing: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, which opened with this:

The jungle; here I was born; and here my parents died when I was but an infant. I would have soon perished, too, had I not been found by a kindly she-ape named Kala, who adopted me as her own and taught me the ways of the wild. I learned quickly, and grew stronger each day, and now I share the friendship and trust of all jungle animals. The jungle is filled with beauty, and danger; and lost cities filled with good, and evil. This is my domain, and I protect those who come here; for I am Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.

Fantasitc! As good an opening as Monkey

avictimoftheDrpsycho - on 01 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

No 'The Scooby Doo Show' on that list. I am disappoint.
wilkie14c - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to avictimoftheDrpsycho:
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It lost all credability when scrappy doo came on the show. It was them meddling kids fault.


Flintstones
Topcat
HOW
Magpie
Blue Peter

I don't even know if they are on the list but they were a big part of my childhood
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

The mysterious cities of gold. Not just the best children's tv series of all time, but perhaps the best tv series period. Complex characters with realistic motivations, genuine historical depth, brilliant soundtrack, remarkable imagination, and a plot that kept you hooked through 39 episodes. I got the DVD a couple of years back and it was even better than I remembered.

Ulysses 31 was good, but the characters were a bit dull in retrospect, and some of the dialogue cringeworthy. 'By the great galaxy' indeed. Despite that, it'd still be in there.

As would dangermouse. David Jason's finest hour.

Cheers

Gregor
avictimoftheDrpsycho - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to wilkie14c:
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I agree that Scrappy was a little tiresome. The modern ones are a load of rubbish too; they're now all full of emotions and relationships. For example in the series 'Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated', Velma and Shaggy are in a relationship with many lines like 'Shaggy, you must choose between me and Scooby.' Utter load of rubbish, the modern ones.

However, the 1976-1978 incarnations, known collectively as 'The Scooby-Doo Show' are amazing, and I watch an episode or two almost every day.
ice.solo - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

No muppets, fraggles, roger ramjet or catweasel. That list is shit
TheDrunkenBakers - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus: no Chorlton & The Wheelies mentioned. For shame.
Choss on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Cant be Assed going through that List, but

Moomins
Fingerbobs
children of the stones (scary Shit)
Bagpuss
Moomins again because its my favourite thing ever
davidalcock - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus: Postgate. X5
The Norris - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Jayce and the wheeled warriors
Centurions
Moomins
Batman
Earthworm jim

They would have all kept me very happy on a saturday morning.

Missing? hmmm... the one thing that sticks in my mind Round the twist, loved that, tho its not a cartoon i suppose.
Choss on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to The Norris:
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Yay! Love Round the Twist, still watch it regularly on DVD

TonyG - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:
It was "Battle of the Planets"' all the way for me when I was a kid... Or "Gatchaman", as it's called out here in Japan.

I was amazed when I first came to live here and discovered that many of the programmes I used to love as a kid were Japanese, dubbed into English... "Battle of the Planets", "Godzilla", "Monkey Magic"...! :)
sbc_10 - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Rentaghost ..... one day it will be recognised as license money well spent.
toad - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to TheDrunkenBakers:
> (In reply to Flinticus) no Chorlton & The Wheelies mentioned. For shame.

'ello, little old lady
Fredt on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Four Feather Falls
Supercar
Fireball XL5
Moonfleet
Robinson Crusoe
wilkie14c - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to TheDrunkenBakers:
> (In reply to Flinticus) no Chorlton & The Wheelies mentioned. For shame.

Was at the science museum in Manchester the other week and they had the Chorlton models on display :-)
Al Evans on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Fredt: Hey, don't forget Torchy The Battery Boy :-)
Fredt on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Al Evans:
> (In reply to Fredt) Hey, don't forget Torchy The Battery Boy :-)

Before my time, Al, before my time...

Tim Chappell - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Roobarb and Custard, The Clangers, and The Magic Roundabout. What else is there?
Offwidth - on 02 Nov 2013
In reply to Tim Chappell: Dr Who. Tiswas
Fredt on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Just remembered my all time favourite, Orlando, starring Sam Kydd.
hang_about - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:
The clangers x 5
Deeply moral creatures....
lost1977 - on 03 Nov 2013
Queenie - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to lost1977:

And Mr Benn.
ThunderCat - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to Queenie:

I've got to mention Knightmare.


Cos I was on it.
lost1977 - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to Queenie:

re-watched Mr Benn a couple of years back still awesome, but i'm still undecided if Mr Benn was super cool for going out and doing all this stuff or a bit of a sad weekend warrior who just liked to dress up and pretend
lost1977 - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to ThunderCat:

how did you die ?
ThunderCat - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to lost1977:
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Blown up by a very big bomb. We were rubbish. Really, really rubbish.

lost1977 - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to ThunderCat:

better than falling off something, getting blown up does have an element of cool
Offwidth - on 03 Nov 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Some more I was fond of not yet mentioned: Monkey (as a big kid), The Flashing Blade, the Tomorrow People, Road Runner, Wacky Races, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet.

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