Today, I have to post about my favourite childhood show.
Huh. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Having reached my advanced age, it's a bit hard to remember what I used to watch as a kid other than Doctor Who
, of course... and here I am, thirty-five-odd years later still
watching it. The earliest thing I can EVER remember seeing on TV is Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines being chased through a disused underground tunnel by a Yeti! Three was my
Doctor - until Ten came along - and Jo and Sarah-Jane were my
There are two other shows that made an impression on me though - enough of one for me to remember them more than thirty years after I first saw them.
The first is a show - a sci-fi show, quelle surprise! - called The Tomorrow People
. I think it ran from the mid 70s and it was about a group of kids/teens who had evolved beyond "homo sapiens" to become "homo superior". They were telepathic, were able to teleport around and do all sorts of other cool stuff. It ran for about 5 or 6 years I think - and it was revived in the 90s, although I didn't watch.
The other show I remember was a serial called Children of the Stones
. The main character and his son moved to this rather creepy village in which there was a mysterious stone circle. I remember it was pretty scary, too - and there was timey-wimey stuff as well as a Village of the Damned
thing going on with the locals.
I'd love to see it again - I'm sure that some of it won't stand the test of time, but I remember it was a bloody good story and that, at the end of the day, is the most important thing. Actually, I'm surprised it hasn't been re-made.
Oh - and special mention goes to Thunderbirds
and Captain Scarlet
:-) I still watch 'em when they're on... oh, the nostalgia!