Author Topic: OMG - Burn the witch  (Read 9041 times)

caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2016, 03:09:02 pm »
*sigh*


That wasn't Trumpton it was Camberwick Green  ::-)


Completely different obviously  :-D
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

T42

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2016, 03:32:33 pm »
Children's TV has changed a lot since the 50s.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2016, 03:35:16 pm »
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2016, 06:58:50 pm »
Crikey, that must have taken Chippy Minton hours to make that wicker man.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


citoyen

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2016, 07:43:53 pm »
I've been hearing the Radiohead track on repeat on 6Music since yesterday evening. I like it but I agree that it's a bit too accessible by Radiohead standards, and I guess that's what makes it sound like Keane (though I thought more Coldplay when I first heard it).

Just watched the video. Very amusing.

Where are Pugh, Pugh et al when you need them though, hmmm?

I suggest this whole thread qualifies for "You know you're middle-aged when... " And it's just as much because of Radiohead as Trumpton!

In a Wicker Man-related coincidence, Radcliffe & Maconie played Willow's Song on The Chain yesterday, which gave me a somewhat Proustian moment. Let's just say that Britt Ekland trying to save Edward Woodward through the power of late-night rhythmic dance had a profound effect* on me as a young man...

Kids these days probably wouldn't appreciate such artistry.

*Second only to Jenny Agutter in the shower

caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2016, 08:09:59 pm »
Coldplay?  Nooooooooooooo!  :jurek: :jurek: :jurek:


Burn the heretic! ;-)
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Karla

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2016, 08:41:02 pm »
Meh.  It's nearly fifteen years since Radiohead released a good album, and more since they were in their prime.  It shows.  Ripping off the Wicker Man doesn't change that.

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2016, 08:46:50 pm »
Maybe your tastes have changed since you were 4.

Wowbagger

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2016, 09:05:49 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2016, 10:05:46 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

'Cos you're a creep?
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LEE

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2016, 10:13:04 pm »
(I don't think I ever actually watched Trumpton)

Get Out!!

Go on.....clear off!
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

LEE

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2016, 10:15:03 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

'Cos you're a creep?

Possibly the best unwitting setup in history*

* I thought it was a deliberate pun then saw it was Wowbagger .... and realised it wasn't**

** Wow.. if it was deliberate.... welcome to Pop-culture, where've you been?
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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2016, 10:16:40 pm »
Sometimes I inflict my childhood TV programmes on my kids. They love Bagpuss, the Wombles, Mr Ben and the Clangers but disappointingly they didn't like Ivor the Engine.

It always strikes me how gentle kids programmes were back then. If you ask me it all started to go wrong with Rhubarb and Custard.

LEE

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2016, 10:18:27 pm »
Sometimes I inflict my childhood TV programmes on my kids. They love Bagpuss, the Wombles, Mr Ben and the Clangers but disappointingly they didn't like Ivor the Engine.

It always strikes me how gentle kids programmes were back then. If you ask me it all started to go wrong with Rhubarb and Custard.

It was "Roobarb".

Anyone else try to guess who would come up from inside the Musical Box?

Can you guess what is in it today?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecsmBFUtMyc
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2016, 10:19:29 pm »
Sometimes I inflict my childhood TV programmes on my kids. They love Bagpuss, the Wombles, Mr Ben and the Clangers but disappointingly they didn't like Ivor the Engine.

It always strikes me how gentle kids programmes were back then. If you ask me it all started to go wrong with Rhubarb and Custard.

It was "Roobarb".

Exactly

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2016, 10:20:35 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

'Cos you're a creep?

Go easy on Wowbagger.  He's special.

So fucking special.

LEE

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2016, 10:22:44 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

'Cos you're a creep?

Go easy on Wowbagger.  He's special.

So fucking special.

No Surprises there.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2016, 10:23:24 pm »


Here's one guy that seems to have escaped the cull of 70s children's TV presenters

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2016, 10:26:07 pm »
what were all of the blokes doing behind the tomato plants  :o
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Karla

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2016, 10:36:11 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

'Cos you're a creep?

There there, go easy on Wowbagger.  He's special.

So fucking special.

FTFY

Maybe your tastes have changed since you were 4.

Radiohead's name has changed too: they were called On a Friday and Jonny Greenwood was still in school.

Vince

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2016, 10:41:53 pm »


Here's one guy that seems to have escaped the cull of 70s children's TV presenters
You are joking? Didn't you know that he murdered Finger mouse?
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caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2016, 11:05:14 pm »
The gentleness of the children's programmes back then is clearly in counterpoint to the traumatising public information films they used to show.  Remember the railway line massacre?  Or what might happen if you flew a kite near power lines?  :jurek: :jurek: :jurek:


Anyway, there was doctor who to scare the shit out of you (for me at least).
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

caerau

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Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2016, 11:06:04 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

'Cos you're a creep?

Go easy on Wowbagger.  He's special.

So fucking special.


Where's the archivist? This is genius all round.


*cries with laughter*
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2016, 11:09:23 pm »
Just looked in at this thread and realised I don't belong here.

I'll bet Dez fed you that line.

But ;D

Re: OMG - Burn the witch
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2016, 11:15:30 pm »

It always strikes me how gentle kids programmes were back then. If you ask me it all started to go wrong with Rhubarb and Custard.

British TV programmes perhaps,   I wouldn't call Tom & Jerry or similar, gentle, and they were a regular feature of my Saturday mornings.   

I've vague memories of watching Trumpton, Pogles Wood etc as a small,   but the Hanna Barbera stuff is more vivid in memory.  Wombles & Paddington came along when I was a bit older (9+) and I remember them fondly.
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