Having done a little trip down Memory Lane with Bedknobs & Broomsticks got me thinking of other programmes and books I loved as a child/teenager.
I loved a lot of the children’s cartoons but this was my favourite. I think I have always loved the space theme being a child of the 60’s and watching Neil Armstrong step onto the moon at I think 8.00am in the morning our time and the TV was actually on, because in those days there was nothing on TV until the children’s programmes at 4.00pm and then the TV programmes shutdown again at Midnight!!!! How different it is fifty years later with hundreds of channels and 24/7 broadcasting.
Jackanory was a programme developed to encourage reading among children. Now I did not need to be encouraged anymore to read books as I inhaled books as a child, and still do, but I loved listening to celebrities of the day reading a book over five days. Many, many famous faces appeared on the show to read the stories and they tried a few years ago to bring the show back for all us adults who used to watch it. Unfortunately it did not work well.
As I became a teenager I obviously watched adult programmes and my most favourite was Starsky & Hutch. I loved this show and can remember being outraged by this woman, Mary Whitehouse, in the UK who set herself up as a moderator of shows and she banned Starsky & Hutch for being too violent!! Can you imagine in this day and age what she would think? In fact she is probably spinning in her grave. She also gave an award to a person in the UK for his programme for being wholesome family shows and he has since been exposed as one of the worst pedophiles in the country (they have both since died). So much for her views!!!!
This of course was one of my favourite shows ever and I loved the re-make a few years ago and wished they had done a few more seasons as it still had its identity.
Now as you know with books it is very hard for me to choose my favourites as there are too many and I would bore you with all of them but here are a few from my childhood which I read again and again and loved them.
This is the first of a series of five from Enid Blyton about a girl going off to Boarding School. To me at the time Boarding School sounded wonderful especially as it was all girls and at the time I went to a school which was boys and girls and I hated all the boys (that changed as I got older of course!!!). I loved this series.
This is the second series of books I had which my parents bought me as a whole set and at the time was quite expensive. Each book has a price of 20pence on which in today’s money is nothing but at the time was. I loved the Narnia books and let’s face it who hasn’t wanted to walk through a wardrobe and find a snowy Narnia on the other side.
As I got older I moved onto the Nancy Drew series and loved every one of the books and collected them all.
I had always read older than my age from being little and at school, so before I went to Senior School I found The Hobbit and loved it so then started reading all the books in the series.
By the time I got to Senior School I was devouring Agatha Christie Books and loved every one of them and although I have read them several times I can still re-read them again.
I hope you liked this little wander down my Memory Lane and are having a Thrilling Tuesday.
Hugs, Susie xx