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    Anyone remember a show in the mid/late 80s on Childrens BBC about a boy who lived with his old aunty/grandmother.

    I think the boy's name was Tully or Tunny and as far as I could remember he had one of those whispy/dark teenage bumfluff moustaches.

    It was broadcast around Christmas time, a year or two after Box of Delights - I think it was one of the BBCs flagship kids' Christmas programmes that ran one-a-week upto Christmas.

    I didn't actually like the programme when I was a kid but I wouldn't mind seeing it again in the run up to Christmas like I did with Box of Delights last year - somnething about those old BBC kids Christmas shows that bring the magic back to Christmas...

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    That sounds a lot like The Children of Green Knowe to me...it was Tolly, close!

    Little Gems - The Children of Green Knowe - Lucy M. Boston

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    Thats it! Cheers for that

    Seems he didn't have a whispy 'tache but he did have a long drop from his nose to his mouth - wierd the stuff you focus on as a kid.

    So was it any good? Is it worth getting the DVD for the run up to Christmas??

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    The Children of Green Knowe was an awesome TV show. And yes... Tolly or "Towsland" was the boys name. 6 episodes I think. He lived with his granny and it was set around Christmas time. Had 3 ghosts in it. Great TV show.

    Can anyone remember a Christmas series about a boy with a magical box? Might be the one you have described. I vaguley remember "the tinderbox" ???? Would love to figure this memory out.

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    Last edited by Heather74; 07-11-2008 at 11:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizChrisB View Post
    The Children of Green Knowe was an awesome TV show. And yes... Tolly or "Towsland" was the boys name. 6 episodes I think. He lived with his granny and it was set around Christmas time. Had 3 ghosts in it. Great TV show.

    Can anyone remember a Christmas series about a boy with a magical box? Might be the one you have described. I vaguley remember "the tinderbox" ???? Would love to figure this memory out.

    The Box Of Delights?

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    I already said that above

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    are there any of those christmas shows on dvd for purchase?!? I love the old shows we had growing up, they will forever be classics to me, none of this new stuff they have for kids really compares much!

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