MUCH-TRUMPETED “prestige” adaptation of the venerable Blytonian underage derring-do saga
EVER-RELIABLE EARLY evening winter warmer
WE'RE NOT interested in any latterday lousy remake or stupid real-life roustabout; only the original, and superior, vintage is what matters
"I LIKE IT!"
CANINE AND company for the wind-hewn, welly-bound well-to-do.
"MEANWHILE, THE Americans seem to be having a slight problem with the Land Rover..."
PE COMPETITION overseen by stern-but-fair RON PICKERING and the noisiest thing ever on children's television.
ONCE A Saturday night-only appointment, now a franchise seemingly wheeled out at any time of the day (it's World Cup Grandstand, dammit!).
ONCE BOLTED firmly to the scheduling floor on Saturday afternoon, this prized presentational paddle-steamer was berthed only when it became silly to...
YOU CAN SPOT AN ITV kids drama a mile off.
CUE THE pigeons.
IN THE BEGINNING there was AMERICAN FOOTBALL on a Sunday teatime
ANNA SEWELL'S Victorio-horse catalogue had fuck all to do with these "adventures" featuring WILLIAM LUCAS.
SUNDAY TEATIMERY featuring KEITH CHEGWIN and future squeeze MAGGIE PHILBIN visiting places of interest in a GO WITH NOAKES kind of way,...
OFFSHOOT OF SEARCH (John Craven, earnest teenagers discussing sex and bullying, an annual Young Film-maker's competition).
WORTHISOME GOOD-FOR-YOU children's butterfly-chasing bonanza.
BLUFF COVE and Professional Yorkshireman GEOFFREY SMITH is your Geoff Boycott of the allotment
"EVERYWHERE YOU go, everything you see/Someone's saying no - it's a tragedy!"
SIMON O'BRIEN and FIONA LEE FRANCIS hang around in light-coloured jeans and sweat shirts
ANNUAL INTERRUPTION to your favourite (or Live And Kicking) Saturday morning entertainment.
BLATANT COPY of same station's BONANZA, but none too shabby for all that.
SORRY, THAT title's fooling no-one.
STEAM ENGINE stoics down Wessex way
OUTDOORSY CANUCK intrepidities as GRAYDON GOULD and a mollycoddling bunch of lads (plus token girl) with no school to go to indulge...
WITH EVEN MACCA going nuts for the natural world in the early 70s (see "Ram" "Wings Wild Life" and numerous other pastoral...
MORE FOAL PLAY, this time by way of a kids equinestravaganza
SUBLIME SONG-ORIENTED stop motion from PADDINGTON/WOMBLES stable.
ROTTEN COMEDIC perambulations by CHRIS HARRIS
THE QUARTERPIPE! ENDOES!
ITV'S ANSWER to GRANDSTAND, of course.
ASIDE FROM that misleading moniker (in what ways were they New?), this was faultless frippery for long summer holidays off school.
ALL UNDER the banner of the "weekly review of sport", these "sturdy" vehicles rounded up the action for the football-deprived midweek pundit.
UNCLE PETER PURVES and his brainbox mate JACK STITES narrate junior motorcross time trial competitons on the muddiest courses in the land.
AS KICK START was to junior motorcycling, so PADDLES UP was to canoeing.
MORE PASTIME hard sell, here taking the shape of a giant castor oil dose of "home activities" comprising gardening, DIY, cooking and...
NINE-PART ADAPTATION by David Line of his best-selling children's thriller.