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    The Enchanted Castle - remember being errr enchanted by this around 1980ish - haven't seen it since
    Who Sir? Me Sir? - a CBBC from about 1985 all about a group of kids that wanted to participate in a pentathalon....main character was Whoomee - because he kept saying the title to teachers.
    Children's Island - Robinson Crusoe with kids set in WW2 - they had the presidents son looking for them

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    Here's another one - 'Break In The Sun', a six-part 1981 BBC childrens' TV drama about schoolgirl Patsy Bligh who moved from Margate to London with her mother and cruel stepdad (played by Brian 'Terry The Chef' Hall). I remember that the drama was all about Patsy running away from home to Margate to the house of an elderly woman who was a former neighbour who she had got on well with. At one point she joined the crew of a sailng boat called 'Escapade'. When she reached the elderly woman's house it turned out she had died and there was a new family living there. At that point the stepdad caught up with Patsy, and the series finished with a showdown at Bembom Brothers (as it was called then) theme park in Margate. I'd like to see this on DVD, but it's probably not well remembered enough to be released.

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    I remember Who Sir? Me Sir? There was a running joke about a boy who would always miss the target at archery & hit something he shouldn't.
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    Kit Curran Radio Show. It was on in the early 80s yet no-one else my age seems to remember it

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    Another show I can remember from the early 1980s but can find no trace of is Roger The Dog Show.

    I'm fairly certain in was part of the BBC's children's line up about 1980-1, but otherwise my memory is slightly fuzzy.

    Most characters were puppets (Roger looked very much like Rolf from The Muppet Show) & ones used to tell jokes of the "What do vegetarian canibals eat? Swedes!" ilk.
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    I used to watch Kit Curran

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo View Post
    Chockablock - early-mid 80's children TV programme - I finally realised I wasn't making it up when I found it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnWcm5dr45s
    I remember the kids' programme "Chock-A-Block". Sometimes a woman presented it, referred to as Chockagirl, sometimes a man presented it and was called Chockabloke. At the start the presenter would say "Chockagirl/Chockabloke checking in" as he/she entered the studio riding the Chockatruck. Just before the end credits, the presenter said "Chockagirl/Chockabloke checking out", and rode out on the Chockatruck.

    Chock-A-Block itself was effectively a computer, with screen (for videos), swirling reels, various buttons, flashing lights etc. There was a cartridge slot for blocks. The presenter put in a block containing material for the programme.

    It was really aimed at under 5s, but I remember watching it during school holidays when I was during my primary school years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Maxi View Post
    It replaced 'Pipkins'.
    No actually. For starters, Chock-A-Block was on BBC1 in the pre-school programme slot lunchtime, i.e. 1.45pm to 2pm, just like Trumpton, Chigley, Camberwick Green, Bod, The Flumps, Bric-A-Brac, Mr. Men and similar BBC pre-school programmes. Pipkins was on ITV, made by ATV. Pipkins was replaced by Let's Pretend, made by Central. Interestingly Let's Pretend replaced Pipkins at the beginning of January 1982, the time when Central replaced ATV as the ITV Midlands franchise holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Captain Zep could be on my "Good sounding TV shows I never got to see" list, I've seen a few stills in a BBC year book that show that it used a lot of blue screen techniques.
    Cheapo TV series which was still entertaining, even though it used badly executed drawings so that the young guests could figure out who did the intergalatic crimes that were described. Also, the bloke from Spender was a sort of space lawyer or judge, if memory serves.

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    Yus My Dear, anyone else remember sitcom with Arfur Mullard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poodle1977 View Post
    Kit Curran Radio Show. It was on in the early 80s yet no-one else my age seems to remember it
    Irritating DJ at a radio station who always got on everyone's nerves. Star Wars Dennis Lawson played the main man if I recall. It was funny for a time: circa 1985.

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