Children these days don’t know they’re born with the amount of TV shows they have at their disposal. If I tell my 4 year old son that he can’t switch to a different show and that he should watch live TV for a while, he looks at me like I’m an alien from the planet 1980s. Which I guess I am…
During our childhood it was most definitely quality over quantity, and we’ve picked 16 shows that fill us with lovely warm feelings of nostalgia inside our tummy whenever we think about them. Please let us know which of the following shows you loved, which you couldn’t stand, and if there are any others you would have added to the list…
The amazing Airwolf helicopter had a stratospheric ceiling, stealth noise signature, a wide range of weapons and even supersonic speed. However, it was actually a conventional Bell 222 helicopter modified by attaching some film props.
The clips where someone asked Bob for a ‘P’ are still funny.
Because everybody had room for a speedboat outside their 80s terraced house.
Do you remember the ‘Chock-A-Block’ computer? It was extremely large and filled the entire studio.
5. Fun House
Racing round the studio on the cars looked great fun (if a little slow), but it was the race round the ‘Fun House’ itself at the end of the episode that filled us with the most excitement.
6. The Girl From Tomorrow
The Girl from Tomorrow was Australian show based around Alana, a girl from the year 3000. At the beginning of the series Alana is kidnapped by Silverthorn, a criminal from the year 2500, and brought back in time to the year 1990.
Featuring the late and definitely great Tony Hart, this show encouraged us to embrace our creative side, and of course also featured Morph.
8. Kick Start
Who remembers this one? Young kids doing some great stunts on dirt bikes? It was amazing!
9. Maid Marian And Her Merry Men
This show was really funny and featured some great character and songs.
Monkey, also often referred to as ‘Monkey Magic’ (the show’s title song), was a Japanese show based on a 16th century Chinese novel.
Looking back there was definitely something strange going on in Rainbow, but as kids we adored it.
12. Street Hawk
A bike that travelled at 300mph, what wasn’t to like?
13. Tom’s Midnight Garden
Tom’s Midnight Garden was based on a children’s fantasy novel by Philippa Pearce which was first published in 1958.
Featuring the legend that is Timmy Mallet. Check out a previous post for some wacky facts about him!
15. We Are The Champions
We had completely forgotten about this one until recently. We really wanted to take part and have a go jumping on all the inflatables!
Featuring the adventures of a boy who transformed into a dog.