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70s British Kid's TV Show for Home Schooling

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posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 07:27 AM
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Ok, this might pass right over non-brit's heads but it gave me a chuckle.

A FATHER who has no idea how to teach his kids at home has been consulting old episodes of Grange Hill on YouTube.

Martin Bishop hopes the Phil Redmond BBC children’s drama he watched in the late 1970s will provide his two boys with all the knowledge they need to succeed in life.

www.thedailymash.co.uk...

The DailyMash still firing on all cylinders through the "crisis."




posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 07:33 AM
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Lets hope Zammo is not their favourite character



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 07:47 AM
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Or Gripper Stebson.
Fay Lucas however

Then again, Mrs McClusky , hmmmmm...

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posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 07:53 AM
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Erkan Mustafa was great as Rolaaaaaand!

I heard he was a DJ now playing drum n bass. But that could be a rumour. He did work in a record shop for a while so....

Personally, if I had kids, they'd be watching repeats of Think of a number with the superb Johnny Ball.



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 07:54 AM
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Martin Bishop hopes the Phil Redmond BBC children’s drama he watched in the late 1970s will provide his two boys with all the knowledge they need to succeed in life.

It never did me no arm.



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I learned how to say "Shacha maarf " properly.





posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Tulpa

Ahhhh Think of a number and Think again. Stop it, got me on The Great Egg Race, How? and The Adventure Game as well now. Gronda Gronda!

How?

The Great Egg Race

The Adventure Game



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 08:52 AM
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I remember those.

How about Vision On? and , of course, the incredibly educational Rentaghost?

Tales of a misspent youth. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: Tulpa

Have tried for years to find the Vision On background jingle for my DVD menus. Noseybonk, scary acid trip for kids!

Rentaghost, pure class

Magic Roundabout anyone? Children of the Stones? Chocky's Children?

And wtf was Ludwig all about???



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:13 AM
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Ah, Ludwig. Yeah, I know!

I had Children of the stones on disc for a while but can't seem to find it now.
Was Chocky's children based on the John Wyndham novel? Don't remember that one too well.

Fortean Times did a series of articles on "Haunted Childhood" (I think?) With loads of reminders of kids programmes that scared us to death back in the day. Worth a look if you can find them.

How about The Phoenix and the Carpet?


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posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:22 AM
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Hartley hare and topof as well as the Clangers used to trip me out as a youngster.

Just remembered Bill and Ben the flowerpot men.

“Flobbedywobbedywob!” There was a rude joke about that but my memory fails me 😞

Lags
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posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:31 AM
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Bill and Ben were sitting in the bath when Bill farted.

Ben said "half past two".




posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: Lagomorphe

Bill and Ben were sitting in the bath when Bill farted.

Ben said "half past two".



👍👍👍🤪



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:42 AM
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Slightly off topic.
I attended Friend's Father's funeral few years back.
Pub Quiz crowd in attendance.
Being sat respectfully at the back we could only hear the service. I nudged one of the boys asking where do we know that voice from?
Only walking out did we realise the service was conducted by Lionel Fanthorpe. One of my few claims to fame.

Just throwing this in the mix, The Tripods anyone?



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 09:59 AM
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I mean you can have Crap parents i guess.

He showing the kids Zammo the smack head? or Danny the Weirdo.


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posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 10:09 AM
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The clue was in the fact the OP is from The Daily Mash



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 10:38 AM
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Lionel the dude. Got a couple of his old books. A real character.

I thought the Tripods were scary but didn't quite live up to to books but that's just me. I like reading but don't have the time available like I did back then.

What's more interesting is that a lot of those old programmes would never be made today. I barely look at the TV these days so I've no idea what kids are watching but I doubt I'd enjoy much of it.



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 11:43 AM
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From the little I've suffered of it its designed to entertain not educate ;(

Programs for Schools
Big telly and VCR wheeled in on a muhassive trolley!!



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

Theres a couple of jokes I remember...

Flobalobalob said Bill....F--- Off you're p---ed said Ben.

Flobalobalob said Bill...If you really loved me you'd swallow said Ben.



posted on Apr, 5 2020 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
a reply to: Lagomorphe

Theres a couple of jokes I remember...

Flobalobalob said Bill....F--- Off you're p---ed said Ben.

Flobalobalob said Bill...If you really loved me you'd swallow said Ben.



Ahhhh the first one comes back to me now👍👍👍

Thanks Max



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