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Earliest TV memories

BillieTheBotBillieTheBot Posts: 8,723 Bot
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Following on a bit from the Childhood Memories thread i was just wondering what everyone earliest recolections of TV are?
Here are mine. A pretty random selection i think you will agree.
  • The Thames TV ident - in the days when ITV used to show the program makers name before the program started. This was shown before programs such as Button Moon and Dangermouse which is why i remember it.
  • A news report on the Hillsbrough (sp?) disaster in 1989.
  • Yazz performing The Only Way is Up on Top of The Pops
  • Timmy Mallet telling us to WAC like an Egyption
  • The TV-am egg cups. These were giant egg cups shown when TV-am finished for the day with the year of production written on them.
  • The Rep of Ireland beating Romaina on penlaties in Italia '90.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I remember the screen when the programmes had finished - Im sure theres a proper name for it. It was a girl with a clown. Thinking back that clown was quite scary!

    I also remember TV-AM this guy who presented the weather had these really dodgy jumpers and this woman called Lizzy doing the keep fit in a classy towling track suite.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Miss P:
    I remember the screen when the programmes had finished - Im sure theres a proper name for it. It was a girl with a clown. Thinking back that clown was quite scary!

    friend of mine has a real phobia of clowns, and reckons that was where she got it from. was pretty damn freaky - the girl and clown just sitting there, watching you as you watch them, waiting........ that sorta thing just freaks ya out!

    dan, you must be about the same age as me - one of the first news stories i remember was about the hillsborough tragedy. the rest sounds about right too.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Britain's most chillingly scary homosexual childrens' entertainer, Mr. Boon, is one of the first things I can remember seeing on the TV.

    Also, Layla on the Peugot ads, and the pepsi one with (I think) Michael J Fox, where he dives out of a window to get a Diet Pepsi for his gorgeous new neighbour.

    [This message has been edited by Happy Jack (edited 27-10-2001).]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I remember :

    Rainbow
    Knightmare
    You and Me
    Seesaw
    Playschool
    Thomas the tank engine
    Sesame Street (which just confused me)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The guy lobbing that papper out of his type-writter at the end of an episode of the A-Team.

    Waltons/ Wurzel Gummage/ Lost in Space.

    Pob/ Finger Mouse/ Trapdoor


    The memories are just too painful, bring back the '80s, damnit!

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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
    The guy lobbing that papper out of his type-writter at the end of an episode of the A-Team.

    LOL. I remember that too and who could forget Bob doing Blockbusters which was on either after or before the A-Team.

    I also remember getting up early with my old man once and watching the Piper Alpha disaster on TV.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I remember "Give us a Clue", I think it had G list celebrities such as Lionel Blair on it.

    Oh yeah, and I think my first ever TV proggy I really got into was Pob.

    Oh happy days !!

    Winners never quit and quitters never win !!
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