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Friday, August 24, 2001

100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows...
On Bank Holiday Monday Jamie Theakston will be presenting a show on Channel 4 that will run through my memories of childhood (and beyond). All those kids' TV shows you loved (or loved to hate) have been voted for and the chart of the top 100 has been compiled for the show. I list here some of my favourites (in no particular order):-

Hector's House (Hecot, Zaza and Kiki frog)
Captain Scarlet (I always thought Captain Black was sexy)
Rainbow (with the Trinity of George, Bungle and Zippy)
Live and Kicking (both Andy/Emma & Jamie/Zoe versions)
Dr Who (especially the Tom Baker era)
Andy Pandy (I had his trousers!)
The Clangers (especially the Soup Dragon)
UFO (scared me shitless)
The Woodentops (I actually thought the dog was real)
Torchy The Battery Boy (which incidentally features a baby dragon called Sparky. No, not that Sparky)
The Tomorrow People (I once asked my mother for a jaunt belt for my birthday)
Hong Kong Phooey (I used to think all Americans were like Rosmary - the friendly telephone operator)
Blakes 7 (I organised conventions for B7. We had Paul Darrow et al coming to give talks)
Wacky Races (Dick, Penelope and the gang. Actually most H&B cartoons get my vote as I've blogged at length on earlier ocassions)
The Singing Ringing Tree (that was when I belived in magic)
SM:TV Live (but only when Ant & Dec are on)
Space:1999 (especially the first 'pre-monsters' series. Before 'the Americans suits' got their hands on it!)
Thunderbirds (natch. Still watch it today)

Do you have a favourite kids' TV show?

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