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Name The TV Show - 28/11/2009 6:57:50 PM   
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Can somebody please help me.... I'm trying to remember the name of a TV show and it's really bugging me.

It was on Channel 4 about 6 years ago and was on around 9 or 10 in the evening. I think it only ran for one series which lasted for around 6-8 episodes. It featured an English guy who met and started dating a girl from New York. My memory is a bit fuzzy, but I think either the girl was in a band, or her ex boyfriend was in a band or something. The show featured the usual stuff about how they got on but y'know, what with the distance could they really have a proper relationship and all that stuff. I think the title of the show was something to do with their situation, so it was something like East/West or something similar that described that they lived far apart.


I missed the last episode, so I'd love to know what it was called so I could catch up with it.....

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RE: Name The TV Show - 28/11/2009 7:22:21 PM   
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NY:LON - it's probably on 4OD

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RE: Name The TV Show - 28/11/2009 8:40:28 PM   
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IMDb link:
http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0421417/

Possibly interesting but probably not really bit of trivia: they made a pilot for a US version of this, but probably because they realised that it was an even worse idea than doing their own version of Coupling, it wasn't ordered to full series.

Also, we're getting a lot of these requests now, so I'm going to sticky this one. Please use this thread for all future requests.


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RE: Name The TV Show - 30/11/2009 2:44:56 PM   
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I think this must have been late 80s / early 90s. US series set in the future, guy driving round in a big truck, with guns I think. I'm sure there were guns involved.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 30/11/2009 3:02:52 PM   
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I think this must have been late 80s / early 90s. US series set in the future, guy driving round in a big truck, with guns I think. I'm sure there were guns involved.


The Highwayman?

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RE: Name The TV Show - 30/11/2009 8:09:15 PM   
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NY:LON - it's probably on 4OD


Brilliant, thanks! It is indeed on 4OD....

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RE: Name The TV Show - 30/11/2009 8:14:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BudBaxter


quote:

ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty

I think this must have been late 80s / early 90s. US series set in the future, guy driving round in a big truck, with guns I think. I'm sure there were guns involved.


The Highwayman?


Sounds like it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLLyS88_DB8

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RE: Name The TV Show - 2/12/2009 12:01:06 PM   
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Amazing!

Sadly the name of this much unloved and short-lived series had escaped me completely and I've been trying for several years to get it back with no luck. And here's the answer.

Highwayman.. I'd never ever have got that

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RE: Name The TV Show - 19/1/2010 7:50:15 PM   
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Need help remembering the name of a kids tv show from the 80's.
It featured puppets, a flying boat, possibly a chewbacca like character, and the bad guys had spacecraft shaped like bugs. Possibly it was japanese.
Please help.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 22/1/2010 8:40:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chow Yun Slim

Need help remembering the name of a kids tv show from the 80's.
It featured puppets, a flying boat, possibly a chewbacca like character, and the bad guys had spacecraft shaped like bugs. Possibly it was japanese.
Please help.


Star Fleet?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Bomber

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RE: Name The TV Show - 30/1/2010 2:42:38 PM   
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Don't think it was Star Fleet. I fear i may have some confused childhood memories. Maybe combined a tv show or two! Thanks anyway.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 3/2/2010 2:27:59 AM   
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Sketch-type show (think Vic and Bob with various skits linked with to-camera stuff) broadcast on either BBC 1 or 2 within the last three years or so, may have been a pilot as I never caught another episode. Presented by two male comedians in their late twenties or early thirties, may have had a music number. Had one scene set in a locker room for a pool or gym where the 'stupid' character of the two asked 'is it true the JK in JK Rowling stands for Jaffa Cakes?'

I'm well enough versed in comedy so I know it's not any of the somewhat obvious answers like The Mighty Boosh or Snuff Box. Probably wasn't even that funny but it's the not knowing that's killing me. Thanks chaps.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 19/2/2010 5:42:01 PM   
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Can anyone help me with naming a kids show from the late 80s? I've mentioned it to friends but no one can remember it. It was on in the afternoon and was about a boy going from place to place trying to collect tokens or something like that. At the same time a witch (or something) was also trying to collect these tokens. She might have looked into tea leaves sometimes. The sets were typical cheap British ones, maybe a street in a town with a white backdrop.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 19/2/2010 5:45:07 PM   
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Are you thinking of T-Bag? They renamed it each series (or something) according to IMDb. I seem to remember Pearls of Wisdom. http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=t-bag

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RE: Name The TV Show - 19/2/2010 5:50:43 PM   
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Yes that's it thanks for that you're a lifesaver. It's bugged me for a while!

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RE: Name The TV Show - 19/2/2010 5:59:06 PM   
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Nostalgic TV would be my Mastermind specialist subject.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 29/4/2010 3:08:55 PM   
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Being wondering about this for ages. Children's animation done in the Japanese/french Manga style about aliens who all had special powers that were similar to stationery products. Used to be on very early morning as part of the DJ Kat show on Sky 1.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 6/5/2010 2:22:17 PM   
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Being wondering about this for ages. Children's animation done in the Japanese/french Manga style about aliens who all had special powers that were similar to stationery products. Used to be on very early morning as part of the DJ Kat show on Sky 1.


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RE: Name The TV Show - 10/5/2010 11:39:40 AM   
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Thank you soooo much, this has been pickling my head for ages 

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RE: Name The TV Show - 27/8/2010 9:38:15 AM   
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I have another kids show from the early 80's that I can't find any trace of......

They were puppets ( in the style of Button Moon I think )
The main character was a rabbit.
There was an evil small Dragon or Crocodile who was always trying to eat the rabbit.
The crocodile was called Gnasher, I think, and he kept his sets of false teeth on a washing line......

Anyone got a scooby ?



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RE: Name The TV Show - 27/8/2010 9:49:38 AM   
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Google tells me 'Oscar the Rabbit', although I don't think I've ever heard of the show.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 27/8/2010 10:16:53 AM   
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Excellent ! Thanks !
Apparently, G - Nasher was a pterodactyl.....
Can't find any images of him, but I kinda remember he looked like a Skesis...
Scared the Hell out of me !


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RE: Name The TV Show - 12/9/2010 11:33:51 AM   
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Ok guys really need help with this it's bugged me for years, as far as i'm aware it was a one off puppet based production (possibly Jim Henson?) about a boy who has a green toy Dinosaur/Dragon? which comes to life. I remember possibly the boys mother had recently died / or was ill. I watched it late 80's early 90's cant be exact. The boy had a fear of the fish in the fishmongers on the way to school.
Im sure it was British.

If anybody can help me with this I would be eternally grateful its bugged me for so long i'm starting to wonder if I imagined the whole thing.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 16/9/2010 11:52:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chow Yun Slim

Don't think it was Star Fleet. I fear i may have some confused childhood memories. Maybe combined a tv show or two! Thanks anyway.

puppets - CHECK
flying boat - that would be THE SKULL
chewbacca - his name is KIRARA, LAMIA's bodyguard
bugships - spot on, the IMPERIAL CRUISER was one mean motha ..... and launched pesky wee fighter ships to naff up your day!!

FANTASTIC series it was

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RE: Name The TV Show - 7/10/2010 1:29:52 PM   
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Can anybody help me - I have vague memories of a TV show (think it was on ITV) where various regiments from the British army competed against each other.

I can't remember much about it, but one of the rounds was a "patrol" through the woods where there may or may not be booby traps - I think the first year it was won by a team that marked trip wires with silly string that they brought along.

If anybody has any ideas I'd be grateful


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RE: Name The TV Show - 7/10/2010 7:40:18 PM   
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OK guys, i really only saw one episode of this but it was a cartoon that featured a boy with a super robot who lived in his closet i think and in this particular episode a evil genius enlarged loads of zoo animals and the robot had to fight, obviously we aren't talking transformers' level of fighting robot but it has been nagging me for years . . . i can't even remember where i saw so if this turns out to be dream of my own creation i call dibs on it

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RE: Name The TV Show - 14/10/2010 11:40:52 PM   
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Something that I remember from 80s children's TV. It was the main contributor to my fear of clowns and was a short drama that I thought was an episode of Dramarama, but can't find evidence to back this up. Basically 2 kids playing in the back garden lose their ball over next door's garden. One kid goes looking for it... and this is where it goes mental... get's lured into the house by a creepy ass clown! If that wasn't bad enough the kid then goes into the cellar, where's there's loads more bloody clowns taking part in some sort of circus and the kid has to join them. Now this just seems like a very bad dream, but I remember it vividly. Does it ring a bell with anyone else?

Edit. Think it could be this, although there's no mention of kids and cellars.

http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/339785

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RE: Name The TV Show - 14/11/2010 12:15:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jenzie

quote:

ORIGINAL: Chow Yun Slim

Don't think it was Star Fleet. I fear i may have some confused childhood memories. Maybe combined a tv show or two! Thanks anyway.

puppets - CHECK
flying boat - that would be THE SKULL
chewbacca - his name is KIRARA, LAMIA's bodyguard
bugships - spot on, the IMPERIAL CRUISER was one mean motha ..... and launched pesky wee fighter ships to naff up your day!!

FANTASTIC series it was


Yeah Starfleet rocked! Especially the theme tune

Chief Wiggum, the show you're talking about is called Combat and was introduced by Anneka Rice and the late Emlyn Hughes, it would have been around 1986/7 and they showed it on a Saturday around 6pm

Fuzzy, I remember your show, it was children's ITV, the lead character always repeated other peoples words and rather resembled a monk with a shaved head and robes, it was called the Sandman or something?

Anyone know this one? An evil sorcerer kidnaps medieval maidens and hypnotises them into drowning themselves in a pond. One asks him to turn around whilst she undresses then strangles him with her ponytail. In another ep she dresses herself up as a highwayman and robs her fiancee who's on a stagecoach but he refuses to give up his engagement ring to her. She later reveals to him what she did and tells him that if he'd given up the ring she'd have shot him because it meant he didn't love her. The woman is very beautiful, I think she's Irish and I think she sang the theme music too? Despite it's subject matter I think it was a kids show


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RE: Name The TV Show - 21/12/2010 12:06:45 PM   
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I have seen this show many times but unable to recognize the name. It started in early 90s i think.

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RE: Name The TV Show - 27/12/2010 11:15:31 PM   
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Ok.

An east European offering on British tv. It had animation of galloping horses on title and booming Russian type song over main titles, I think it was called Michael strogoff or something like that about a Russian (?) and has some fighting I think. Sometime in early 70's to mid 70's.

Driving me potty thinking of info on it. Please help.


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