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Re: Childhood TV programs
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2009, 09:15:16 PM »

Definitely the goons TV show, using the puppets - just brilliant - wish you could get them on DVD. Me and my brother would huddle around the radio in the dark (after we went to bed), with the sound turned way down so parents wouldn't hear, every time the Goon Show came on. Mostly UK programs on the radio and TV in those days here in NZ. Then the TV show when we eventually had TV.
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« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2009, 02:04:25 PM »

cheers, Peter.
It was a pure guess at a Dakota, being so very long ago, but I used to love the prog.
Have never seen it come up on TV "Gold" though, sadly.
You wouldn't have a pic of the old plane for nostalgia would you.
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« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2009, 11:33:39 PM »

Neil, which old plane do you mean, the Dak or the Nomad?

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« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2009, 11:39:48 PM »

Neil, the aircraft used in the old TV series, The Flying Doctors, was actually a Government Aircraft Factory (GAF) Nomad N22. The RFDS currently uses Pilatus PC12 turboprops, among others.
Peter.

I have a vague recollection it was a three-engined DH Drover in the original series. Was the Nomad 22 the same thing in Australian clothing?
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« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2009, 01:17:18 AM »

Just thought of some more, Randle & Hopkirk (Deceased) I wanted a full white outfit just like that as a kid. The Champions was a bit spooky for a 6 year old but I loved it.The best detective type show would have been The Persuaders with Roger More and Tony Curtis, what a pairing. Here In Australia the TV network that showed The Professionals had the Saturday night timeslot sown up for about 5 years. First up was The Professionals followed by The Sweeney it was the top rater for its time slot and no matter how many times they repeated it we all watched it. But still the best sow ever was Minder I wanted to be just like Arfur, doing deals and always one step ahead.
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« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2009, 02:32:48 AM »

They were actually Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky - that one was the elephant, which never actually spoke.

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Fleagle, Bingo, drooper and snork

Nope dont remember that one  :-))


The Flashing Blade

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In late 80s or early 90s there was a Saturday morning kids show which took the flashing blade and redubbed it with Coronation Street style accents, hysterical, one of the glamorous ladies saying eh up me pet
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« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2009, 05:48:29 AM »

FLJ, the Royal Flying Doctor Service did use the De Havilland Drover, but I'm fairly sure the Nomad was the aircraft used in the TV series. However I'm open to correction, it WAS a long time ago. The RFDS's current fron line aircraft is the Pilatus PC 12.

The GAF Nomad was an Australian designed and built aircraft, intended for STOL operations off rough strips, but was plagued by problems. It was a financial and operational disaster.

Some info here  http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_GAF_nomad.html

and here  http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safety_Issues/RiskManagement/nomadic.html

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nhp651

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« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2009, 12:52:44 PM »

that looks too modern for the one i don't remember from the old black and white flying doctors, peter.
perhaps we're not thinking of the same series.
the one i remember was an old rear tail wheeler.
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« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2009, 04:01:41 PM »

Always remember that during the summer holidays, schools broadcasting was replaced by a whole series of very badly dubbed European import programmes

Belle & Sebastian
The Flashing Blade
The Aeronauts

To name but a few. I think most of them were French
Are you forgetting 'white horses' i fell in love with the girl in that and i bet you can whistle the theme to 'robinson Crusoe' :-)
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« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2009, 08:35:40 PM »

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Are you forgetting 'white horses' i fell in love with the girl in that and i bet you can whistle the theme to 'robinson Crusoe' :-)

Ooh dear, I wasn't the only one in love then! And yes, I can whistle or play the whole Robinson Crusoe Suite - never seen the music but I've never forgotten a note either.

There was another one that was always repeated, 'The Singing, Ringing Tree'. Anyone remember that import?

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« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2009, 09:14:53 PM »

Always remember that during the summer holidays, schools broadcasting was replaced by a whole series of very badly dubbed European import programmes

Belle & Sebastian
The Flashing Blade
The Aeronauts

To name but a few. I think most of them were French
Are you forgetting 'white horses' i fell in love with the girl in that and i bet you can whistle the theme to 'robinson Crusoe' :-)

I remember White Horses - but thought that one was English. Vaugely remember Robinson Crusoe - but can't place the music.

The Singing Ringing Tree - what this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XqMF5ou7hE

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« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2009, 10:15:44 PM »

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« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2009, 01:53:34 AM »

Does anybody remember 'Follyfoot'.

Kind of 1970 youff version of 'Black Beauty'.
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« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2009, 03:26:11 AM »

Does anybody remember 'Follyfoot'.

Kind of 1970 youff version of 'Black Beauty'.

Yes I remember it and the lightning tree which was at the stables. As a kid I did kind of fancy the girl in that show.
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« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2009, 03:34:44 AM »

Neil, the series I remember, and the only one I can find any reference to, is this one, first shown in 1984 http://www.crawfords.com.au/libary/drama/flyingdocs.shtml

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« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2009, 06:03:59 AM »

I remember watchin a show when I was a kid, and so the 1960s is probably it.
'The Flying Doctor'

I found this on google, but cannot get the link to work. Maybe the great Firewall of China
The Flying Doctor (Associated-British)(1959-60) starring Richard ... - [ 翻译此页 ]After 'The Flying Doctor' Richard Denning co-starred in the following series:- ... "The Flying Doctor" was produced because of the popularity of the ...
www.angelfire.com/retro/cta/UK/FlyingDoctor.htm - 40k -

I also remeber an 80s remake
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« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2009, 06:14:56 AM »

The one I remember was a TV series, rather than a film. Perhaps the one you mention is the one Neil is thinking of.

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« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2009, 06:17:01 AM »

It was TV
39 episodes, just found this.
http://www.whosdatedwho.com/topic/6238/the-flying-doctor.htm

Old black and white programme. I used to love it.
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« Reply #68 on: June 03, 2009, 11:02:32 AM »

I remember The Flying Doctor originally as a radio series (Bill Kerr - "Flying doctor to Wallumboola" being the remembered phrase) and seeing the occasional TV episode when visiting a rich relative with a telly (back in the '50's).  I think the plane in that series was some sort of tri-motor.
The Goon Show was best on radio - the pictures that your mind creates inside your head are always better than those imposed by TV.
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« Reply #69 on: June 04, 2009, 12:01:20 AM »

TT, I've never heard of that series. It seems to be a British production, looking at the cast list, and I doubt it made it on to Australian TV.

TV commenced in Australia in 1956, in time for the Melbourne Olympic Games, and most of the programming was American based. Shows such as Bonanza, Hawaii 5 Oh, Bourbon Street Beat, and Rawhide, I Love Lucy, and The Honeymooners were the mainstay of the early days.

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« Reply #70 on: June 04, 2009, 07:57:44 AM »

I think you're right there Peter. mind, it was so long ago and in black and white that the memory faids.
I am amazed though that the Australian TV companies didn't buy it to distribute. It was, as I remember a really good series, and even as a kid I used to look forward to every saturday night. :-))
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« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2009, 08:42:51 AM »

I found the programme I was looking for it was called Pingwings here is the first episode. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwL9DA84Wus

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« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2009, 03:22:35 PM »

FLJ, the Royal Flying Doctor Service did use the De Havilland Drover, but I'm fairly sure the Nomad was the aircraft used in the TV series. However I'm open to correction, it WAS a long time ago. The RFDS's current fron line aircraft is the Pilatus PC 12.

The GAF Nomad was an Australian designed and built aircraft, intended for STOL operations off rough strips, but was plagued by problems. It was a financial and operational disaster.

Some info here  http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_GAF_nomad.html

and here  http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safety_Issues/RiskManagement/nomadic.html

Peter.
flying doctors GAF Nomad

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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2009, 07:10:44 AM »

Could Martin set up a conference thing with web cams and stuff  so we could have a X factor thing singing the songs from all these shows'whos going to do 'marina aaaaaaah' from Stingray %%
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« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2009, 05:11:40 PM »

banana splits, twizzle, charlton and the wheelies, pipkins, rainbow, mary mungo and midge, catch the pidgeon (hence the nickname), The sullivans (torture), terrahawks, lamb chop, rent a ghost, the lost islands....to name but a few and yes i'm 42!!!!!!

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