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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Illusions shattered

On Tuesday night I was watching a documentary on 70's Children's TV on BBC 4. Ah its Bagpusss ooh look the Tomorrow People. The Clangers!!

Anyway I was playing with wikipedia to look up info on programs I remembered. Did you know there were only 14 episodes of Mr Benn ever made? And the fourteenth wasn't broadcast until 2005.

I was looking up Tales of the River Bank to discover it was..... Canadian!!!!! Oh the shock. The UK version differed only in having the voice over done by the legendary Johnny Morris.


Anonymous said...

I found a nice write up on Tales of the River Bank at Nostalgia Central and it is from 60-63. It was made here but I never saw it - I was off doing other things I guess! Anyhow --I grew up without a TV! Shock! I had to read books!! It was based on Wind in the Willows.

oldcrow61 said...

Wind in the Willows is a great book. I must get it out and read it again.