Obscure TV Shows

#1
Anyone else remember "Big Jim and the Figaro Club"?

Or, failing that, "Little Armadillos"?

I only ask because my mates think I make this stuff up.
 
#2
You made those two names up didn't you?

EDIT to add;
I apologise.Having Googled the names they did exist.Never heard of them though.
 
#4
No. There was only one viewer which is why the shows were cancelled.
 
#6
'Turtles Progress' with Turtle and Razor Eddie - in each episode they open a different safe deposit box that they'd accidentally nicked from the heavy mob who'd originally stolen them. Only 1 series made, which was a shame.
 
#8
Big Jim and the Figaro Club is on Youtube.

Brilliant series.

"One calls on Figaro, every bugger calls on Figaro."
Only found parts 1 & 2 for Hearts of Oak on Youtube so far. Has anyone found the rest of that episode?
 
#10
The adventures Pete and Pete, a children's programme that attempted to solve some of the greatest mysterys in the world, such as where do ice cream men go in the winter? And what do school bus drivers do until the end of school? Not that i lead an empty life or anything but i still rue its cancellation.
 
#13
I remember The Rat Patrol, late sixties, LRDG type plots with the obligatory Yank, also a Saturday morning kids prog called either Zocko or Whammo where the little five minute episodes were selected by a pinball machine.
Plus in 1979 Cowboys with Roy Kinnear as a dodgy builder, hence the name.
 
#14
Plus in 1979 Cowboys with Roy Kinnear as a dodgy builder, hence the name.
Roy Kinnear!!! Good Lord - forgot about him.

You'll remember the Woodentops (with Spotty Dog FFS), the Thunderbirds first time around, Andy Pandy, Bill and Ben and Weed, and also HR Puff n Stuff, The Banana Splits, Space 1999, Swapshop, Screen Test and possibly Marine Boy (goggle eyed blue outfit wearing Jap cartoon character).

Did Jim ever Fix It For You?
 
#15
Captain Pugwash with Seaman Stains and Master Bates ... classic .... cardboard cut out figures courtesy of Oliver Postgate who also made Noggin the Nog .... tales of the Norseland ... gosh that is going back a few years.
 
#16
I'm not sure how obscure this is but I remember being off school for a week when I was 9 or 10 and every afternoon I was completely captivated by a mini series set during WW1, - ANZACS. And IIRC the cast included a young Paul Hogan in a minor role.
 
#17
ANZACS was very good indeed, I think they built a working replica tank for it.
Another series I remember was a comedy called 'Don't ask us we're new here' all I recall was a running sketch, featuring two school kids whose claims got wilder and wilder ending in the phrase' The biggest in all the world and Margate'
 
#19
Dont forget the other great character Roger the Cabin Boy. How did they get away with it for so long?!!
Sorry boys, urban myth, the cabin boy's name was Tom, the creator sued the papers that printed the tale and won. But it's a nice thought.
 
#20
Sorry boys, urban myth, the cabin boy's name was Tom, the creator sued the papers that printed the tale and won. But it's a nice thought.
Beat me to it!

snopes.com: Captain Pugwash Double Meanings

Other kids programmes:

'Do not Adjust Your Set' - a Monty Python-type sketch show with a VERY young David Jason as 'Captain Fantastic' - also with Denise Coffey, and the Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band doing music along with the marvellously barmy Viv Stanshall - I recently bought the DVD

Chorleton and the Wheelies
 
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