gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:29 pm

Remember this?


or how about this?


 rotfl 
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:32 pm

Of course, we shouldn't forget;
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
IFEMaster
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:37 pm



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Of course, we shouldn't forget;

Jimbo & the Jet Set was one of my favourite cartoons. Still is, along with Danger Mouse.
Delivering Anecdotes of Dubious Relevance Since 1978
 
User avatar
nighthawk
Posts: 4789
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2001 2:33 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Of course, we shouldn't forget;

BA 777?  duck 

but OMG - the memories!
 
mhodgson
Posts: 4673
Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:47 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:12 pm

I remember them all. I was a big fan of Jimbo!
No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:23 pm



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
Jimbo & the Jet Set was one of my favourite cartoons.

Such a classic! I'm tempted to go raid the cupboards for old videos! Big grin Let me think... what else was there...?
Does anyone remember Pigeon Street? Bertha? Button Moon? Oh, and I just about caught the tail end of Rainbow.
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
 
CaptOveur
Posts: 6064
Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 3:13 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:41 pm

Bananaman was even shown on cable here in the US.. Along with Danger Mouse.
Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.
 
Rj111
Posts: 3007
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:02 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:47 pm

Superted was fantastic!

 thumbsup 
 
User avatar
jetjack74
Posts: 6585
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:35 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:51 pm



Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Remember this?

Yes. But what I want to know, did this girl ever beat the clown?
Made from jets!
 
flipdewaf
Posts: 1552
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:28 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:58 pm

I loved banana man!!!! It was sooooo cool! still is.

Fred
Image
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:17 pm

Didn't know you Scots had electricity in the 80's Graham, let alone telly! Ah well, one lives and learns...

Here's a couple of my childhood memories.

Rentaghost....



Metal Mickey...



Terrahawks...




Starfleet...





I used to love Jimbo and the Jet Set though.

Kieron
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
RicciPettit
Posts: 200
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:14 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:40 pm

Wow! I totally forgot about all these!

I was born in 1987 so most of these were still around when I was old enough to appreciate television haha.

Anyone remember Trapdoor?

INTRO:


A whole episode for your enjoyment:
Elements of the past and the future combining to make something not quite as good as either!
 
User avatar
jetjack74
Posts: 6585
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 6:35 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:21 am

Made from jets!
 
WrenchBender
Posts: 1662
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:59 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:10 am

This was Kids TV when I grew up

Blue Peter

Magpie

Vision On (Tony Hart was Effing Amazing)

WrenchBender
Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
 
Stealthz
Posts: 5546
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:43 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:06 am



Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 8):
Yes. But what I want to know, did this girl ever beat the clown?

The funny thing about that test card. I worked in electrical retailling here in Oz in the '70s, the months before colour TV transmission started here (Mar 1 1975).
In those months leading up up to CTV transmissions the only things that could be colour cast were outside broadcast sports events and the colour test card early in the mornings. We had people lining up outside the store in the mornings to see that little girl and her clown, just to experience colour TV.
A funny thing was receiving complaints from customers viewing tennis on CTV for the first time... since they played at school in the 50's-60's the balls had changed from white to green/yellow.. everything else was fine but the balls were the wrong colour.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
 
Gman94
Posts: 1167
Joined: Fri May 28, 2004 2:56 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:34 am

You can't beat Supergran.  bigthumbsup 

British Airways - The Way To Fly
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 21124
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:37 am



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
Danger Mouse.



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 6):
Bananaman



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 10):
Rentaghost....



Quoting Gman94 (Reply 15):
Supergran.

OMG !!! Classics ....they were cool programs. I think Rentaghost was the most wacky and my favourite.

We can forget this especially after the recent announcement!!!




 
trekster
Posts: 4319
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:47 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:06 am

I met the guy that played Mr Bronson in real life. Came to a weekend meet of a group I was a member of. Very nice chap, brought me a few pints.

So sad he passed away last year.
Where does the time go???
 
ndebelebev
Posts: 835
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:59 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:33 pm

This was legendary...



and this....



Keep em coming people.... this thread is ace....
Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
 
ndebelebev
Posts: 835
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:59 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:37 pm

Ok found these too...



and....

Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
 
trekster
Posts: 4319
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:47 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:49 pm

omg, Muskahounds haha

Loved that show
Where does the time go???
 
David L
Posts: 8552
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 2:26 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:53 pm

OK, I know, I wasn't exactly born in the 80s and I don't recognise most of those but I did enjoy Metal Mickey (along with Metal Mickey himself, Irene Handl was a star  Smile ) and Terrahawks ("Always expect the unexpected"). Yes, they were "after my time", too, but I still enjoyed them.  embarrassed 
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:27 pm



Quoting Trekster (Reply 20):
omg, Muskahounds haha

Loved that show

A European classic...

But this Japanese-Spanish oddity beats it, plus it has a sponsor familiar to users of this site!

Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
 
trekster
Posts: 4319
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:47 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:31 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 22):

IB???

Why special thanks??
Where does the time go???
 
Jamie757
Posts: 838
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:33 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:38 pm



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 10):
Didn't know you Scots had electricity in the 80's Graham, let alone telly! Ah well, one lives and learns...

Shame they didn't have any decent programs to watch though!  Wink



Here's a few programmes I remember from when I was a kid...









Rgds.
"I feel like a turkey who's just caught Bernard Matthews grinning at him!"
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:40 pm



Quoting Trekster (Reply 23):
IB???

Why special thanks??

Can't be a UK edit surely; that's a little blatant in a children's programme!
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
 
fbgdavidson
Posts: 3563
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:25 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:31 am

Here's a question for those of you Brits born in the 80s...how many of you when you were growing up would have died to go on the Krypton Factor, especially the assault course? Maybe it was just where I went to school but that seemed to be the ambition of half the people I knew! 7pm on Mondays...

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
or how about this?

I actually recognised it as Superted from the Youtube halfway still image!  Embarrassment
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:59 am



Quoting OA260 (Reply 16):
We can forget this especially after the recent announcement!!!

Ahh Grange Hill!

Used to scare the living $hit out of me when I was at Junior School. When I went to High School at the tender age of 11 I found out it wasn't all that bad. The heads-in-toilet flushings did occur though, thankfullly not for me!  Smile
I was a weedy kid at high school (and still am I suppose) and didn't draw too much attention to myself apart from my ridiculous name and the fact I was berated for getting good grades.

It's odd how many people I feared at the time are now on FriendsReunited and all seem so settled for people at the time I thought to be sadistic maniacs.  Wink

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 26):
how many of you when you were growing up would have died to go on the Krypton Factor, especially the assault course?

The Krypton Factor had one special feature for me, when they were in the flight simulator. I used to love that! Sod the puzzle games, sod the remembering tasks, sod the tramping through mud on some deserted assault field...

I used to love the lights in the cockpit and on the runway on the flight simulator test.

Kieron
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:05 am



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 26):
I actually recognised it as Superted from the Youtube halfway still image!

As did this!... I thought, Damn, Thundercats! -->

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 19):
Ok found these too...

Ah too be young again!

Anyone remember a show called 'Grandpa' on the BBC. I think it was the same fellow from Dads Army?

K
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:22 am

OK, then this one must take some of you back.

I'll just say 'Pob'?

Anyone remember 'Pob's programme?
'

And I'll just say my favourite Dr Who incarnation in another guise...

Gummidge!



Kieron

PS. Great Thread!
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:49 am



Quoting Trekster (Reply 17):
I met the guy that played Mr Bronson in real life. Came to a weekend meet of a group I was a member of. Very nice chap, brought me a few pints.

So sad he passed away last year.

Michael Sheard was a fantastic British actor. Who can forget his role in 'Empire Strikes Back'?

Also, little known amongst many people, he starred in several Dr Who stories as good guys and bad guys. My favourite is his role in 'Pyramids of Mars' when Tom Baker was the Doctor.

Trekster - You are a very lucky man to meet such a wonderful and modest actor. I wish I could have shaken his hand.

Kieron
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:53 am

And there was Pob...

http://www.classickidstv.co.uk/wiki/Pob's_Programme

Sorry I can't find any video clips.  

Kieron

I should also add Graham, thet I was born in 1977, so I'm not one of you New Romantic Types who think about...  Wink

[Edited 2008-02-08 17:55:35]
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
Jamie757
Posts: 838
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:33 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:08 am

Couple of tales from 'The amazing adventures of Morph' featured on a couple of Tony Hart programs...





The creators of Morph went on to form "Aardman Animations" of Wallace & Gromit fame!

Rgds.
"I feel like a turkey who's just caught Bernard Matthews grinning at him!"
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:08 am



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 28):
Anyone remember a show called 'Grandpa' on the BBC. I think it was the same fellow from Dads Army?

It was called "Grandad" and starred Clive Dunn.

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 30):


Michael Sheard was a fantastic British actor. Who can forget his role in 'Empire Strikes Back'?

This might impress you then - I used to be in the same pub quiz team as Admiral Piett.  cool 
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
Kieron747
Posts: 2461
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:17 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:37 am

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 32):
Couple of tales from 'The amazing adventures of Morph' featured on a couple of Tony Hart programs...

Ah! How could I forget Morph!

Quoting Banco (Reply 33):
It was called "Grandad" and starred Clive Dunn.

Thankyou for the clarification!

Quoting Banco (Reply 33):
This might impress you then - I used to be in the same pub quiz team as Admiral Piett.

Lucky bastard!   He was great in a Inspector Morse episode apart from other things as I am sure you well know. It is memorable to me for being one of the Morse episodes where I was much younger and was getting into classical music. I remember it well (after much searching through the media afore the internet worked and when folks used to request info and write letters!). I found the piece of music many many years later, by chance as it happens.



It was "Senza mamma" Suor Angelica

I can only provide a lame link at the mo... All my CDs are at my parents house.

Kieron

[Edited 2008-02-08 18:41:56]
Airliners.Net - The Jam Rag Of The Web.
 
gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:29 am



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 31):
I should also add Graham, thet I was born in 1977

Get to your old folks home then you  grumpy  old  git !

GKirk (1983 vintage)
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 21124
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:46 am



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 29):
Gummidge!

Yes with Aunt Sally ....was cool.

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 32):
'The amazing adventures of Morph' featured on a couple of Tony Hart programs...

This was also a cool production.

YOU CANT FORGET THIS ::::::



I had the Castle and toys also and the He Man lunchbox LOL......


Also :::



What a cool program and the Animal biscuits still tast cool today !!! I had some last week LOL.....
Did anyone write in to Jim???
 
trekster
Posts: 4319
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:47 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:58 am



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 26):
how many of you when you were growing up would have died to go on the Krypton Factor,

Yea, stuff the running and jumping, I wanted the sim.

Very annoying at the mo, cause where I am training I walk past the building with the BA sims in them, can even see one though a big window, all I want to do is jump in and have a fly about for a bit.


JIM CAN YOU FIX IT FOR ME PLS
Where does the time go???
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:16 am



Quoting Banco (Reply 33):
It was called "Grandad" and starred Clive Dunn.

Correct me if I'm wrong (and whoever corrects me will get ten lashes for being a geek) but I'm sure they used to show this in a slot on Saturday Morning's "Going Live"...
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 21124
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:43 am

Heres a good website ::;

http://www.tvradiobits.co.uk/eightieszone/eighties8.htm

I forgot about ''Willo the Wisp'' and ''Why dont you'' !!!
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:26 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 38):
Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm sure they used to show this in a slot on Saturday Morning's "Going Live"...

Might have done, but that's not how it was originally broadcast. It was just part of kids telly at the end of the seventies and start of the eighties.

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 38):
(and whoever corrects me will get ten lashes for being a geek)

Hardly. Us seventies children just actually remember it. Same as how we remember the original release of those cover versions you ignorant youngsters buy and put in the charts because you stupidly think it's new and cool.  snooty   Wink
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:31 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 40):
Us seventies children

The 1870s? You're from the same era as Skidmarks and JGPH1A, right?  duck 
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:51 pm



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 41):
The 1870s? You're from the same era as Skidmarks and JGPH1A, right?

I am comfortably younger than those two.  snooty 

Nice to see they let you out of the play-pen long enough to post, Kirkie.  Wink
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:09 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 42):
I am comfortably younger than those two. snooty

Just keep telling yourself that  Wink
Granted, you are comfortably thinner than both Skidmarks and JGPH1A, but agewise, I think not  Wink
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
Banco
Posts: 14343
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:13 pm



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 43):
but agewise, I think not

I bloody am!  grumpy 

Much to my horror, Cornish continually reminds me that I am one month older than him. I console myself with the thought that he appears to be several years older than me.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
 
gkirk
Posts: 23347
Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2000 3:29 am

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:15 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 44):
Much to my horror, Cornish continually reminds me that I am one month older than him. I console myself with the thought that he appears to be several years older than me.

What a successful life Cornish has had then, over 60 years of being a ladytea boy
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
IH8BY
Posts: 758
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:39 pm

RE: For All UK Folk Born In The 1980s

Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:56 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 40):
but that's not how it was originally broadcast.

Oh, I'm sure of that, but despite the fact that "grown-ups" like you (  Wink ), longing for the good old days of "tele-vision", go on about the glory days when the BBC never filled its schedule with repeats, one of those wonderful nostalgia sites tells me the last repeat is in 1991, so it's quite possible that I'm right!

Quoting Banco (Reply 40):
those cover versions you ignorant youngsters buy and put in the charts because you stupidly think it's new and cool

See, I hear the cover version, think "ooh, there might be a version of this with 80s synthesisers and a cheesy video", and instead of buying the lousy cover, go to the iTunes store and buy the original! I don't go in for retro chic (maybe if you meant the band "Chic"), but I have far more music made in the last century than I have from this one.
Have you ever felt like you could float into the sky / like the laws of physics simply don't apply?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], flipdewaf and 6 guests