Seemingly never-ending ‘improving’ sci-fi saga of dubious scientific veracity from the pen of Nicholas Fisk, concerning futuristic boarding-school children who go off exploring space on a whim. Phenomenally popular, especially with present-buying relatives who’d heard that you liked ‘space’, but in truth little more than a traditional children’s adventure yarn with a couple of ‘meteorites’ bolted on for good measure and of scant use to anyone who’d been suckered by the imaginative flair of The Tomorrow People.
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The Good Old Days
Sunday, 19.00, BBC4
Frank Skinner’s iPlayer series where he chats with a celebrity guest about what they’ve been watching is great fun, because Frank always seems to get on well with his guest, they have interesting things to say and he’s not afraid to say if he doesn’t like the programmes they pick. The other week he had great fun with Michael Ball as they discussed The Good Old Days, a series which seems to have been doing well for this channel because they’ve dug some more out. We think this is the oldest one they’ve ever shown, from 1972. Although, to be honest, you wouldn’t know, they all look ancient.
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