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    It's been mentioned before but the title music to the Brian Clemens 'Thriller' anthology series from the mid-70s is rather eerie.
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    Some haunting title music: Journey to the Unknown Timeslip Doomwatch Ghost Story (US series from 1972) Escape into Night Harry's Game
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    12 Hours Ago
    Almost certainly a stamp dispenser. Besides the Co-op, other shops that issued Green Shield stamps used them. The Co-op stamp books were worth a £1...
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    marc replied to a thread Best toy you NEVER had in Toys
    Actually, it's not that difficult if you know what to mix. Sugar is a fine example. A lump of coal ground to fine dust was another good example....
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    marc replied to a thread Most haunting TV themes in Television
    Hammer House of Horror The Tomorrow People Doctor Who Colditz The World at War All from the 1970s, the opening music from these programmes...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Christmas TV in Holidays
    Great listings and well-appreciated. Re: Xmas Day 1980 on ITV...Yes, I remember that Runaround when they were on ice skates. Morcombe and Wise had...
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    marc replied to a thread Kids TV shows you hated in Television
    Introducing that character, Scrappy Doo, totally wrecked that cartoon.
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    2 Days Ago
    That is very sad. I had no idea he had been ill. Yes, Keith was a part of growing up in the 70s and 80s. RIP Keith.
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    Just had some news on the internet, Keith Chegwin has died aged sixty. Best remembered for Swap Shop. R.I.P.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Great Sporting Moment in Sports
    Alex Higgins winning in 1982 and bawling his eyes out, and his wife and baby coming to congratulate him. 1990...England losing to Germany on...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Great Sporting Moment in Sports
    World Cup '70 was also my first memory of that competition. My two abiding memories are the England vs Brazil game and that incredible save by Gordon...
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    I liked Scooby Do, but agree about his hell-puppy nephew Scrappy Do.
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    Sometimes names become fashionable because of people and events. There were a number of people called Neil in the 1970s, supposedly named because of...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Royal Weddings in World events
    Do you mean petitions which have failed to reach 10,000 for government response or 100,000 for consideration of debate, or which have reached the...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Old Cinemas in Movies
    Sadly, I didn't get a discount. She just came up and asked me if I wanted anything. I was sitting towards the front and was a bit surprised when I...
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    1 Week Ago
    PIFs have great nostalgic value. Re-watching them brings back such wonderful memories of growing up in the 70s, and it really seems like no time at...
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    1 Week Ago
    The film is North West Frontier, made in 1959, starring Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom and Wilfred Hyde-White. It is set in 1905 India.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Old Cinemas in Movies
    Yes, it was usually the youngest and most attractive girl who got the job of holding that tray here as well. On a few occasions during afternoon...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Old Cinemas in Movies
    Most of the sweets/chocolate in the cinemas were the same as those you could buy in shops, only usually more expensive. I don't recall hot food in...
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    Most of the power cuts in the 1970s what the media scream about, happened during the miners striking in 1972/3/4. I do remember them vaguely. There...
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    marc replied to a thread Teacher Stereotypes in School days
    Only one teacher fitted the stereotype has described above. Interestingly, that was the French teacher. She was blonde, but did not wear a mini...
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    A little bit before most posters' time I expect, but during the terrible winter of 1963 there were power cuts as the demand for electricity...
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    Yes, Carry on Stuffing was the Carry on Christmas offering from 1972.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Royal Weddings in World events
    There will be increased tourism from the wedding plus VAT and other taxes from sales of wedding momentos etc, so whatever is spent from the public...
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    staffslad replied to a thread Your Best Horror film. in Movies
    Good choice, mate, but my favourite Fulci has to be Zombi 2 aka Zombie Flesh Eaters...and it has a connection to Wise's The Haunting as Richard...
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    You could well be right about those on benefits being eligible as well, but I can't recall anyone but pensioners coming to our house to get their...
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    1 Week Ago
    What interested the papers the most about the fire was that he wasn't alone.
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    staffslad replied to a thread Your Best Horror film. in Movies
    The Innocents is a bonafide classic, and, yes, it also scared me when I watched it as a nipper. The part when the governess sees the ghost of Miss...
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    staffslad replied to a thread The Bay City Rollers in Bands
    Anyone remember their ITV series from 1975, Shang-a-lang? The band did songs and short skits before a very loud audience of mainly female...
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    1 Week Ago
    Yes, I think he was expecting Rogers to climb down and give him a larger part (oo-er), but it didn't work and it was curtains for his Carry On...
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