A collection of frightful TV Guide ads for spooky specials, creepy cartoons and monstrous movie all-niters.
Tag: children’s TV
Ghosts, Paranoia And Folk Horror: The Creepy World Of British 1970s Children’s TV
The scary TV shows made for kids in the 1970s were unnervingly good at getting under the skin – and remain just as effective today.
With Charm And Chance: Toyah’s Anthem Revisited
Looking back at Toyah’s magnificent 1981 breakthrough album and its dystopian, rebellious sci-fi concepts.
Smash It Up! The Musical Tomfoolery Of Matt Button
Exploring the world of musical cut-ups and eccentric sound collisions.
Presented By Peggy Miller…
Looking back at the heyday of the imported, dubbed European kid’s TV shows that left an indelible impact on a generation of British viewers.
Mr T Wants You To Be Somebody
The star of The A-Team gets his own exhaustingly upbeat VHS video in 1984 aimed at turning kids into conformist narcissists.
The Alternative Cartoon Reality Of Spin A Magic Tune
An oddball collection of easy listening show tunes inspired by the children’s TV favourites of the early 1970s.
Thunderbirds Are Go – Exhausting Audio Action From International Rescue
Tension overload in a breathless and relentless audio adventure from 1966.
I Want A Monster To be My Friend – Sesame Street’s Banned Song
The educational TV show’s song encouraging kids not to be afraid of imaginary monsters has some unfortunate lyrics.
The Boy From Space: BBC Juvenile Science Fiction
The vintage children’s TV science fiction show from the 1970s.
Kate Bush On Swap Shop
The collision of a serious artist and Saturday morning TV phone-ins.
Jon Pertwee’s Novelty Songs
The Doctor Who and Worzel Gummidge records from the third Doctor.