A topic which has lit up many a classroom, lecture hall and, indeed, office. What were your favourite TV programmes as a kid? Obviously it's going to vary depending on where you grew up, but a few that I remember with affection:
Bertha – an obscure BBC stop motion animation about a machine that could make anything. The theme tune was great 'Bertha, lovely Bertha. Sometimes I think you're a dream...'. Nobody I have ever spoken to seems to remember it.
ThunderCats – 'Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats!' A classic for the late eighties/early nineties generation. What the hell was the point of the Snarfs though?
Postman Pat – Somehow doubt this one made it across the pond. Can't remember much ever happening in it but it was pleasant.
Charlie Chalk - Really quite surreal and featuring a clown in some way if I remember.
*at this point of writing the seat part of the chair I was sitting on became separated from the legs (a screw came loose as I swivelled) and I fell, rather unceremoniously on my arse. That's not relevant but I though it should be stated.*
X-Men – I probably just wanted to be Wolverine, bub.
Fireman Sam & Thomas the Tank Engine – More stop motion goodness.
Dogtanion and the Three Muskehounds – A re-imagining of the Three Musketeers as dogs, obviously. I think it was of Spanish origin.
Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars – I remember it for the theme tune more than anything, 'Bucky! Captain Bucky O'Hare! Mutants and aliens and toads beware'. Genius.
Superted – About a superhero teddy bear as you would imagine. The opening sequence when Ted was discarded as faulty used to choke me up.
Mr Benn - Cartoon about a man who used to try on different fancy dress costumes at a shop every week and have crazy adventures corresponding to the clothes he wore.
Dangermouse - Anyone who didn't watch Dangermouse had an incomplete childhood. More intelligent and funnier than most adult attempts at satire.
That's all that comes to mind at the moment, though I suspect there will be a few 'Oh, yeah, I used to love that'' moments when people start posting. What are yours then?