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    Re: The School Féte

    I suppose that the closest we get to an actor was a Drama teacher.
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    Re: Grand National Memories

    I had in my mind that the rerun was closer to 1999, but I knew that it was the late 1990s. A pity that they didn't do this in 1993 so that the punters and the bookies didn't end up having nervous...
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    Re: old jamaica

    Sounds too exotic for my liking.
  4. Re: Regional children's programmes on ITV after CITV

    Of course, if you mean the 5.15 pm slot which was sandwiched between the end of Children's ITV and the start of News at 5.45 there were a lot of programmes there as well - some were children's...
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    Re: Tell us a joke

    What do you call a couple of crisp packets with legs?
    Walkers

    What do you call a box of smelly teabags?
    Ty-poo

    Why is Lancashire a bald-headed county?
    Because it always has a Wigan
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    Re: Grand National Memories

    Wasn't it at some point in the late 1990s when it was postponed on the Saturday and rerun the following Monday? BBC 2 had shown it on a Monday afternoon.

    I am not thinking of the 1993 event but...
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    Re: old jamaica

    Never had one myself, but I always assumed that it was alcoholic chocolate or something - a bit like liqueurs that most parents had at Christmas.
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    Re: The Secret World of Polly Flint

    It was on Children's ITV, Mondays 4.45 pm around February and March of 1987. Was made by Central (or indeed an independent for Central), and featured the company's Junior Television Workshop member...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Old Boy

    He must be even older by now as he hasn't posted for years!
  10. Thread: New Member

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    Re: New Member

    Welcome to DYR!

    I hope that some of the threads on here have inspired you to contributing yourself - I have been here over and a year and a half myself, and there is something that I can't quite...
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    Re: The Searchers

    I am not certain myself, but there was of course groups with similar meaning names such as The Seekers, and of course The New Seekers. As searching and seeking are very similar terms, it makes me...
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    Re: Recurring dreams and nightmares

    I am almost certain that if you have got a good and comfortable bed to sleep in, it probably helps when it comes to the way we sleep, and whether we dream about good or bad things.
  13. The year 2000 from a past perspective

    So this happens to be my 2,000th "official" post (even though it would have been a few more, once upon a time) - hallelujah!

    As I have now clocked up 2,000 posts on the DYR meter with this very...
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    Re: The School Féte

    You should have had him for Maths lessons as an equalizer.

    (Sorry...)
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    Re: Lionel Blair

    You know, they thought he was... er… gay.
  16. Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    Again, we like to mock the past as it is alien to us now without wanting to realise that once upon a time, what happened back then was quite normal. As early as 1986, the 1970s were parodied by...
  17. Re: Tv programmes that would not be shown today

    I don't like the "ironic" nostalgia programmes anymore like you just said, but when they were done by someone who knew what they were talking about, they were a lot better. It'll Be Alright on the...
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    Re: The School Féte

    I was thinking whether the School fête was the same thing as the jumble sale that we had and all that - there was something during our last week at Junior school (the end of Year 6 as it would have...
  19. Thread: Sweep

    by George 1978
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    Re: Sweep

    I was only familiar with the character Butch via old Sooty annuals from the 1970s that my family had kept - when did he last appear in the series? I don't remember him appearing by the time Matthew...
  20. Thread: Black Lace

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    Re: Black Lace

    Of course, you could also dance to Russ Abbot's Atmosphere as well...
  21. Thread: Sweep

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    Re: Sweep

    Her name was spelt Soo not Sue. Even I made that mistake a bit when I was younger.
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    Re: Recurring dreams and nightmares

    I have often have the odd dream and to wake up from it is such a relief if it's a bad one. On the other hand, if the dream is a nice one - something like meeting the right person and falling in love,...
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    Re: Go For Broke

    Was that ill-fated 1993 Carlton game show Lose a Million based on that board game? The rules to both seem very similar.

    Ironic that Chris Tarrant went onto host a show where people could actually...
  24. Thread: Black Lace

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    Re: Black Lace

    My family actually bought the single of Agadoo back in 1984 for their sins - the record sleeve was orange with drawings of pineapples with faces in them around the borderline, while our "heroes" were...
  25. Thread: Big Fun

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    Re: Big Fun

    I bought that Childline single where Big Fun was singing with Sonia on it, in around 1990.
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