Wednesday, 25 March 2015

10 Most Disturbing Children's TV Shows. Ever.

Written by Louise MacGregor

Creepy children’s tv shows are everywhere.

Everyone has a TV show that they remember with unbridled terror from their childhood, in amongst all the sweet, gentle shows about talking trains and mischievous puppets living in a houseboat, cutting through the syrupy nostalgia like Michael Myers’ blade through an unsuspecting, nubile teenager.

And British TV is a particularly ripe ground from which many terrifying kid’s TV shows appeared.

Shall we regress a few decades and take a look at the most disturbing retro kid’s TV shows?

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Old Boy Network

Genre: Comedy
Channel: ITV

Transmission: 1992



Espionage is a glamourous old game, ain't it? Just look at James Bond with his Aston Martin, sharp suits, gadgets and classy cocktails.

And don't forget the Bond babes. Never ever forget those beautiful, but sometimes lethal gals.

Of course, it's not all glamour for spies, sometimes they have to do a bit of work. Naturally, being a spy, this work usually involves being a sneaky, duplicitous individual in order to get what they want.

Basically they're backstabbing conmen. But give them a posh accent and it's all just part of being a cad.

And who doesn't love a cad?

Therefore it's time for us to don our best disguise, bug a few phones and investigate the cads and babes in Old Boy Network.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Reasons Why We Love Retro British TV

We've been writing about the forgotten world of British TV shows for a couple of years now, so decided to take a look at just why we love it so much.

Nostalgia - Pure and Simple



Nostalgia is an amazing feeling. It's like being wrapped up in a big warm blanket as you glug Ovaltine and have your chin tickled.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Feet First

Genre: Comedy
Channel: ITV

Transmission: 1979



Someone once said that "Football's a funny old game" and they weren't half wrong. You only have to take a look at the player's private lives and, even more hilariously, their idea of acceptable decor.

Clubs try to stem this damaging publicity by taking a leaf out of politics and investing in a bit of spin to make matters more palatable.

As with politics, though, this can often blow up in football clubs' faces as demonstrated in Feet First

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Pets

Genre: Comedy
Channel: Channel 4

Transmission: 2001 - 2002



Pets are generally cute, furry (or fluffy) little fellows that bring a certain innocence into our corrupt, human lives. Yeah, sure, there's always the odd pet who's got a few emotional issues, but surely this makes them a little more human like, right? Sadly, it's this similarity which puts humans right off cantankerous pets.

Maybe the best solution, therefore, is to put like with like (much like human relationships) and it's a strand of social interest that was explored in Pets.