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    I'm not sure if this should be a new thread but what other programmes are still going in a recognisable format from when we were younger, in my case late 70's, early 80's. I admit I'm struggling to think of one, is Blue Peter still going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggieman0 View Post
    I'm not sure if this should be a new thread but what other programmes are still going in a recognisable format from when we were younger, in my case late 70's, early 80's. I admit I'm struggling to think of one, is Blue Peter still going?
    Blue Peter is still on as is Newsround from that time.

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    I'm just bumping this thread because I've found this:

    TV ARK | Schools TV

    I say 'found' when I suppose 'rediscovered' would be better in that I've known about TV-ARK for ages. But I didn't realise how huge their video clip archive is! They have opening themes from masses of BBC and ITV Schools programmes from the 60s to the 90s, and some 'Channel 4 Schools' as well.

    Who remembers the jaunty theme to 'Look Around' and the groovy version of 'Seeing and Doing'? There are also clips of those clocks that you saw just before the programmes started and the music that accompanied them.

    Wonderful old memories.

    ...I'd completely forgotten about 'Meeting Our Needs' and 'Good Health'!
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    For me, the best part was always the 'dot clock' that would count down to the broadcast.

    Of course, when our school was able to affford a VCR, the teachers used to forward past that part, making it EVEN more exciting, and the dot clock counted down at hyper-speed.

    Fast forward would have made the intro to Picture Box even more intimidating than it already was...
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    I remember two television programmes we regularly watched at school when I was about seven. One was 'Watch', the other was 'Up In The Attic'.

    Watch was just a general education series, but it had a nice catchy introduction. It was an animation showing the development of a line drawing of the subject of the programme, as if being drawn by an invisible hand. During this animation they played the tune of 'Daisy Daisy' on a string instrument, which, without any prompting by the teacher, the kids all used to sing along to - all except me, as I didn't know the words.

    'Up in the Attic' was about reading and spelling, using a model castle and the characters who lived in it. In one episode, the castle was infiltrated by a spy who looked exactly like the prince, and the king couldn't tell which was which. But he soon learned to tell the difference because the spy kept mispronouncing words: "They took me down to the kellar, and it is full of mike."

    It's a pity I can't make good use of my ridiculously overdeveloped long-term memory.
    Last edited by Heather74; 08-10-2010 at 22:46. Reason: merging threads
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    For me, schools tv memories were:
    Story World
    Zig Zag
    You and Me
    Word and Pictures (and the magic pencil)
    Maths is Fun
    Stop Look Listen (liked the opening titles with the face)
    How we used to live
    And most of all the rotating ITV logo with very pleasant music, then the logo changed into a clock with music we all had to hum along too.
    I also liked the S4C interval which had a clock with red balls bouncing to the beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wispa lover View Post
    For me, schools tv memories were:
    Story World
    Zig Zag
    You and Me
    Word and Pictures (and the magic pencil)
    Maths is Fun
    Stop Look Listen (liked the opening titles with the face)
    How we used to live
    And most of all the rotating ITV logo with very pleasant music, then the logo changed into a clock with music we all had to hum along too.
    I also liked the S4C interval which had a clock with red balls bouncing to the beat.
    I have all of HOW WE USED TO LIVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by wispa lover View Post
    For me, schools tv memories were:
    Story World
    Zig Zag
    You and Me
    Word and Pictures (and the magic pencil)
    Maths is Fun
    Stop Look Listen (liked the opening titles with the face)
    How we used to live
    And most of all the rotating ITV logo with very pleasant music, then the logo changed into a clock with music we all had to hum along too.
    I also liked the S4C interval which had a clock with red balls bouncing to the beat.
    I remember Zig Zag, Words and Pictures, Stop Look and Listen and How We Used To Live from this list. Also Music Time with the notes that used to light up. Can anyone remember Bill the Brickie from Words and Pictures? Build yasel a word! He started off as a Geordie but ended up with a 'proper' English accent.
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    Are you ready word watchers?

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    Posh Bill (thanks to the mighty Derek Griffiths)...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ieDVzinpbU
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