Gransnet forums



(121 Posts)
nelliedeane Thu 19-Apr-12 07:52:36

All the different threads about days of old got me thinking of the first TV's and their programmes...Double your money...Take your pick...emergency ward 10 etc what can you remember..

glassortwo Thu 19-Apr-12 07:54:21

Dixon of Dock Green.

vampirequeen Thu 19-Apr-12 08:06:38

Children of the Stones....absolutely freaked me out when I watched it in the seventies.

shysal Thu 19-Apr-12 09:09:46

Quatermass used to freak me out, but I loved it. I expect it would look very tame now.
My favourite watching when ITV came out was the Murraymints advert (too-good-to-hurry mints)
My family used to enjoy Dixon, Emergency Ward 10, Billy Cotton Band Show, Black and White minstrels (made me feel rather uncomfortable) and of course Watch with Mother and Muffin the Mule.

nelliedeane Thu 19-Apr-12 09:15:34

sargent Bilko,Ilove Lucy, the Lyons,wooden tops,watch with mother,Rag,tag and bobail....Daleks and Dr who used to freak me out,and a programme called Haunted starring Patrick Mower [now in Emmerdale]

nuttynorah Thu 19-Apr-12 09:22:38

Hi nellie
For starters. what about-
The Army Game- Bootsie & Snudge
The Rag Trade- Reg Varney & Miriam Karlin
Compact- a serial about a fashion magazine
The Big Valley- Barbara Stanwyck
Nearest & Dearest- Hilda Baker
Sunday Night at the London Palladium
The Likely Lads- started in the 60's but came back in the 70s as Whatever happened to the Likely Lads

nelliedeane Thu 19-Apr-12 09:54:49

well nutty one of the likely lads popped up in New Tricks,do you remember James Bolam in 'when the boat comes in'....yes remember all those,how about Gun Smoke,Wagon Train,Clint Eastwoods Debut I think as Rowdy Yates, wyatt Earp ,The Lone Ranger...

janthea Thu 19-Apr-12 10:03:13

nuttynorah and nelliedean You both took the words right out of my mouth. I remember all those programmes. It certainly took me back reading your posts.

numberplease Thu 19-Apr-12 18:07:25

The Grove Family
Prudence kitten
Torchy the Battery Boy
ITN NEWS when Huw Thomas was the newsreader
Can`t remember what the show was called, but Norman Evans was "over the garden wall."
Al Read on the radio

Carol Thu 19-Apr-12 18:30:00

I remember the Dave King Show with Yana and Arthur Haynes. We were allowed to stay up on Saturday night and I would sit on the sofa between my mum and dad watching it. Magical!

nelliedeane Thu 19-Apr-12 18:53:09

The clitheroe kid ,the Navy Lark,Two Way Family Favourites from B.F.P.O 40,sing somethin simple,Billy Cottons Band show all while sunday roast was cooking Twizzle and Pussy Cat Willum Arthur Haynes was always up to his neck in muck and it my memory was Nicholas Parsons his side kick, Dickie Henderson,Russ Conway and 'Ello my dahlings ..Charlie Drake..he had a non returning boomerang lol xx

Anagram Thu 19-Apr-12 18:54:54

Lennie the Lion used to have me hiding behind the sofa....shock

Life with the Lyons on the radio....

granjura Thu 19-Apr-12 19:31:25

The first series I really loved the year I moved to London 'Rock Follies' and my first Musical, the original HAIR, followed by Jimy Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, the Who and the Stones, at the Isle of Wight.

baNANA Thu 19-Apr-12 19:32:47

I remember Pussy Cat Willum and a song that went something like
"ABCDE goodbye from Willum and me, FGHIJ we'll see you another day, KLMNO it's time for us to go, PQRSV and the cat went fiddle i dee", don't know what happened to the rest of the alphabet maybe it was savaged by Fred Barker! Also remember Thank your Lucky Stars and the singers of the day performing their song through a swirling mist on the studio floor, I was about six or seven and my Saturday night treat was watching it eating my dinner in front of the t.v. instead of sitting at the dining room table.

MrsJamJam Thu 19-Apr-12 19:46:09

Champion the Wonder Horse .... I can still remember the theme tune!

nelliedeane Thu 19-Apr-12 20:01:08

Wally whyton was pussy cat willums friend.....and talking Mr Ed the horse..

nuttynorah Thu 19-Apr-12 21:10:14

The Man from UNCLE- my favourite!
The Untouchables
Supercar (with Mike Mercury, Mitch the Monkey & Dr Beaker)
Robin Hood (with Richard Greene, my childood crush)

Ollie Beak was on with Pussycat Willum, wasn't he?
My husband still has his Prudence Kitten puppet.

Anagram Thu 19-Apr-12 21:28:30

Why is it that I remember absolutely nothing about Prudence Kitten or Pussycat Willum? When were they on? confused

glammanana Thu 19-Apr-12 22:13:12

I remember Bill & Ben and little Weed from the flowerpot men but who lived at the bottom of the garden ? my mind has gone blank blushwas it the old farmer ?

nuttynorah Thu 19-Apr-12 22:59:47

Anagram Prudence Kitten was before my time too but Fred Barker, Ollie Beak & Pussycat Willum were on Five O'Clock Club with Wally Whyton & Muriel Young.
Glammanana I had to google Bill & Ben and the only human mentioned was
"The Man Who Worked in the Garden"

What about- It's Friday, It's 5 o'clock & it's CRACKERJACK!!!

Anagram Thu 19-Apr-12 23:13:39

Oh, yes! I did love Crackerjack! Leslie Phillips and Peter Haynes (?) - and all those cabbages...probably wouldn't be allowed these days (mistreatment of vegetables etc. hmm)

yogagran Thu 19-Apr-12 23:29:46

Muffin the Mule with - was it Annette Mills?
We want Muffin, Muffin the Mule

yogagran Thu 19-Apr-12 23:31:34

and the Interlude short films, there was a potters wheel, a windmill and the best of all - the London to Brighton train journey speeded up to fit into the time slot of about one minute - loved that one

grannyactivist Fri 20-Apr-12 00:56:43

77 Sunset Strip
The Outer Limits (really scary)
The Twilight Zone (also really scary)
The Human Jungle (very, very scary - with Herbert Lom)
The Beverley Hillbillies
Steptoe & Son
Dr. Finlay's Casebook
Emergency Ward 10
Bootsie and Snudge (called my dog Bootsie)
No Hiding Place

Hmm, I used to watch TV with my two brothers hence the somewhat male emphasis in our TV viewing.

nelliedeane Fri 20-Apr-12 14:25:57

Z cars
casey Jones
never mind the quality feel the width
On the buses hate you Butler
The saint
juke box jury
ready steady go
6 5 special
Tonight with cliff Michelmore

Ivor the engine
12 just men
not that I was a telly addict Lol