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The Likely Lads
Started by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Enjoying watching the reruns on the Drama channel at the moment, was always a favourite here. What older programmes would others like to see given another airing?

Posted by: admin (526) Report abuse
Zoo Time. Mr Ed. Beverley Hill Billies, Catweazle, Worzell Gummidge, Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School, All the cowboy series from the 1950's and 60's, Bucaneers, Ivanhoe, William Tell,etc. etc. PROPER children's programmes

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
William Tell and Robin Hood.

Posted by: momac (9757)  Report abuse
Hill Street Blues.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Rawhide with Rowdy Yates/ Clint Eastwood.

Posted by: i-spy (14351)  Report abuse
Not a patch on Love Island

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Only the ones covering their bits.

Posted by: i-spy (14351)  Report abuse
I only watch it for the witty conversation

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
They can converse?

Posted by: i-spy (14351)  Report abuse
Only through the subtitle service

Posted by: peebee (305)  Report abuse
Boys from the Blackstuff , absolutely riveting tv.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Thatcherite Britain...Gizza Job!

Posted by: peebee (305)  Report abuse


Almost 40 years on and still such a powerful image.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
I remember the wall he built in that photo, the boss sacked him and got a headbutt.

Posted by: Wigan Rover (732) Report abuse
Great Thread Terry As children in the 60's , we loved watching The Man From Uncle , Daktari , Voyage to the bottom of the sea , William Hartnell & Patrick Troughton as Dr Who ( although sadly , many of these early episodes were wiped by the BBC ). Also loved the Western TV series of Wagon Train , Cheyenne , Wells Fargo , Laramie and The Virginian .

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Some good old favourites there Wigan Rover.

Posted by: builderboy (2061) Report abuse
Gilligan's Island.

With Gilligan, the skipper too, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann here on Gilligan's Isle!

Danger Man with John Drake.

Burke's Law.

Robinson Crusoe with its haunting theme music

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Good call Builderboy.

Casey Jones was another I liked and Petticoat Junction.

Posted by: builderboy (2061) Report abuse
Seventy seven Sunset Strip.

F Troop - The end of the Civil War was near when quite accidentally........

The Terrific Adventures of the Terrible Ten, more commonly known as The Adventures of the Terrible Ten. And their arch enemy Freckles O'Foot.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Oh I forgot about Branded and The Rifleman with Chuck Connors.

Posted by: peebee (305)  Report abuse
The 'Range Rider' too

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
I used to like When The Boat Comes In and Take Three Girls also Rock Follies. Rolf Harris did some great shows too back then.

Posted by: priscus (7268) Report abuse
Take Three Girls theme music - Pentangle

Light Flight

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Light Flight, remember it so well. A tune that sticks with you. Thanks for that.

Posted by: priscus (7268) Report abuse
I posted this a few years back on this site, and mentioned 'Take Three Girls'.

It was on the occasion of the death of Bert Jansch.

General response to it was never heard of him/it/them. Pleased someone has.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Victoria, Kate, and Avril. Three Girls of their time.

Posted by: peebee (305)  Report abuse
Preferred Steel Eye Span miself.

Posted by: admin (526) Report abuse
LONG JOHN SILVER, with Miss Purity. HAWKEYE. THE GROVE FAMILY, EMERGENCY WARD 10. WHIRLIGIG. THE BUMBLIES. FRANCIS DRAKE.
AMOS'N ANDY. RANGE RIDER. HOPALONG CASSIDY. HANK. FOUR FEATHER FALLS. I MARRIED JOAN. I LOVE LUCY. LIFE WITH THE LYONS. CAPTAIN PUUGWASH. THE APPLEYARDS....

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (194)  Report abuse
Who can forget Z Cars!
I can hear it now. "Z Victor 1, To Z Victor 2. Can you hear me.
One of my all time favourite TV programmes

Posted by: aussie94 (1789) Report abuse
One of my favourite actors , James Bolam . Brilliant

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
How about Mr Pastry.

Posted by: basil brush (11430) Report abuse
Hotwater pastry?

Posted by: Wigan Rover (732) Report abuse
Terry , wow Mr Pastry that's a name from the past , real name Richard Hearne . He once kicked off a Charity Game of All Stars versus a Blackpool Show Biz X1 at Springfield Park , in the 1960's good shout

Posted by: broady (14315)   Report abuse
Dixon of Dock Green ( Evening all)
No hiding place. ( A young Mike Baldwin
Arthur Haynes ( dressed as a tramp)

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Mrs Thursday with Kathleen Harrison.

Posted by: peebee (305)  Report abuse
Bumblie one and bumblie two , great.

Posted by: priscus (7268) Report abuse
Wasn't that Arthur Haynes tramp character named 'Oscar'?

"Up to my neck in muck and bullets"!

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
"Oscar Pennyfeather who never spoke but had a voice over as his conscience done by Nicholas Parsons."

Posted by: laughing gravy (4422) Report abuse
common as muck
spender
band of gold

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3307) Report abuse
Those times were much more innocent than now

Or were they

Rampant Inflation

We joined the EU (EEC)

Everyone was on strike

Yoonions ruled the country

Yoonions rooined the country

Whupsy and his mates brought down a democratically elected Government

IRA were letting bombs off everywhere

Cars rusted away after only a few years

Hee how I miss the good old days

https://youtu.be/0MVh6QOpE2A

Posted by: bentlegs (4352) Report abuse
Not many will remember Mark Saber the one arm detective who drove an MG midget,

Posted by: kathpressey (4878)  Report abuse
I've been watching the 1900 Island this week [very good too] and was telling my son about the Iron age village that was on for a who year once. I'd like to see that again.

Posted by: admin (526) Report abuse
I loved DANGERMAN with Patrick McGoohan. I have got all the series on DVD. I think it's about time I watched them again.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Must admit I liked The Sullivan's Australia series and Anzacs with Paul Hogan.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Charlie Drake was another "Hello my darlings". Can't remember if I enjoyed watching him or not.

Posted by: admin (526) Report abuse
TerryW. Charlie Drake started off on TV in the duo 'MICK and MONTMERENCY' with JACK EDWARDES in the mid 1950's

Posted by: mollie m (6254)  Report abuse
Callan
The Equaliser
The Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
One Step Beyond
Quatermass
The Human Jungle
The Avengers.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Gideon's Way with John Gregson.

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Morecambe and Wise, Harry Worth,Tony Hancock and Dick Emery.

Posted by: admin (526) Report abuse
I loved the haunting theme music from the series ONE STEP BEYOND
ONE STEP BEYOND

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
I recognise the music but not the show, Admin.

Posted by: jathbee (9404) Report abuse
I remember that show very well. 👍

Posted by: Axcroft (10) Report abuse
Shoestring (Eddie) - great locations in Cornwall.
Bouquet of Barbed Wire
Catweazle (watched a few episodes recently on YouTube - electrickery!)
Rich Man Poor Man (evil Falconnetti)

Posted by: admin (526) Report abuse
I've seen Geoffrey Bayldon, who played Catweazle, in quite a few 1950's black and white films recently on the TALKING PICTURES channel. I can't believe it's nearly 50 years ago since the series came out i.e. 1970

Posted by: TerryW (1047) Report abuse
Anyone remember Fallen Hero in the 70s, about the rugby union player who turned to RL. Del Henney and Wanda Ventham starred in it and some of it was filmed at Central Park, the kits they used for the teams were given to the Springfield amateur rugby team after filming had finished.

 
 
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