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Originally published: 8th November 2019

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This poem was placed 3rd = in Brian Strand's "STRAND CHOICE 11" Poetry Contest.


The Flashing Blade Mister Ed Bagpuss and Hector's House. The Double Deckers Crackerjack The Herbs and Dangermouse. Noah and Nelly Robert's Robots The Magic Ball and Joe. Ivor The Engine Out Of Town and Thunderbirds (Are Go!) The Flaxton Boys The Prisoner and The Partridge Family. Junior Showtime Criss Cross Quiz and The Singing Ringing Tree. Gilligan's Island Zodiac and The Children Of The Stones. Pardon My Genie The High Chaparral and Alias Smith And Jones. The Funky Phantom The Man From Uncle Star Trek and Dr. Who. Ace Of Wands, Space Patrol and The Adventures Of Scoooby Doooo...(Where Are You??) Camberwick Green Trumpton, Chigley Lift Off and Shazzan. Sapphire And Steel Wacky Races and (there goes the) Spi - der -man. Minder, Marine Boy, Zokko, The Sweeney and The Galloping Gourmet The White Horses, The Saint The Invaders, The Zoo Gang Grange Hill and Gideon's Way. Captain Scarlet Batman, Top Cat The Champions, Callan, Morse. Robert's Robots U.F.O and Champion (The Wonnnnnnnnder Horse.) Noggin The Nog Will O' The Wisp and Anything You Can Do. Daktari, Tarzzzzzaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnn Department S and Skippy (The Bush Kangaroo) Sesame Street Tiswas, Magpie Huckleberry Hound Land Of The Giants Tom And Jerry, How and Runaround. Casey Jones Banana Splits and Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. On The Buses Lost In Space and... The 'Aaa - dams - fa - mi - ly' (! click!) I: The TV Times II: Jukebox III: For All The Sweet Lovers

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Date: 11/21/2020 8:25:00 AM
Gary, thankyou these are wonderful memories and such a refreshing tribute. Just joyful and precious!
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Gary Radice
Date: 11/21/2020 9:38:00 AM
Cheers Christopher. :) They don't make TV shows like that anymore sadly, do they? I loved the kids' shows of my childhood so I'm really glad you liked the poem. Cheers - Gary
Date: 4/19/2020 9:33:00 PM
Fun "Tarzzzzzaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnn" "The 'Aaa - dams - fa - mi - ly" and your closing line ~ something I remember all too well. Great tribute to the tv shows while growing up. LOL
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Gary Radice
Date: 5/2/2020 5:25:00 AM
Thanks Line! It was like putting the bits of a big jigsaw together but I got there in the end. :)
Date: 12/16/2019 5:57:00 AM
This is so wonderfully creative and a very catchy tune too. The thought that conceived this and then executed it, awes me.. A fav and a gem to we that remember so many of those..
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/16/2019 7:00:00 AM
Thank you so much for your valued comments Robert. The problem I had was knowing when to stop - There were just so many shows from my childhood that I wanted to include. :)
Date: 11/8/2019 10:32:00 AM
You have hit upon so many of my favorite shows from the 50's an 60's!
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Date: 11/8/2019 10:53:00 AM
Thanks Caren! A few of the shows were ancient when they were repeated in the UK (circa late '60s /early '70s.) I've got loads more verses in my mind but best thought I'd leave it as it is. I have 99% of them on DVD as well! :)