Saturday, 11 January 2014


Today's next post should be familiar to everyone. It's Batfink!

Batfink is a superpowered anthropomorphic grey bat in a yellow costume with a big red "B" on the chest and red gauntlets and boots. He uses his super-sonic sonar radar and metallic black wings to fight crime. In the last episode of the series ("Batfink: This Is Your Life"), it's revealed that he got his powers from being born in an abandoned plutonium mine and that he'd lost his natural wings as a child while saving his mother's life after escaped convicts blew up their mountaintop cave. This incident is what motivated him to become a crimefighter.
Karate is a gi-clad martial arts expert and Batfink's oafish sidekick who drives the Battillac. He is somewhat oversized and isn't very bright, but is strong enough to help Batfink out of any situation. He carries a wide variety of objects and gadgets in his "utility sleeve", but he often has trouble finding what he needs in it. Karate tended to succeed by dumb luck rather than by skill or ingenuity, and often Karate's involvement would make a bad situation worse.
Together they would take on criminals and madmen, protecting the city from crimes and nefarious schemes!

There are 3 episodes in this video, so  keep watching until the end!!


Morning Everyone! It's Saturday, and you know what that means! It's Matinee Serial time!

This week I give you Elidor, a fantasy series based on the novel by Alan Garner.

While exploring a ruined church with his siblings Helen, Nick and David, Roland keeps seeing mysterious figures and hearing strange sounds. He discovers they are coming from the land of Elidor, where evil forces are trying to break through to earth.

The plot moves to and from the world of Elidor, and the city of Manchester and parts of northern Cheshire in the real world.







Friday, 10 January 2014


Today's second post is about a trio of intelligent robots with televisions for heads, it's the Telebugs!

The robots' names are C.H.I.P. (Coordinated Hexadecimal Information Processor), S.A.M.A.N.T.H.A. (Solar Activated Micro Automated Non-inTerference Hearing Apparatus) and B.U.G. (Binary Unmanned Gamma camera) - who were accompanied by a flying video pack called M.I.C. (Mobile Independent Camera). They were invented by Professor Brainstrain (who is also known as Pwofessor Bwainstwain, owing to his unfortunate speech impediment) to stop enemies such as Baron Bullybyte, Magna, Angel Brain, Zudo Bug and Arcadia, whilst working as reporters for a TV executive named Mr McStarch.


 Hey guys! Have you ever dreamed of forming a rock band with your friends? So did Pugwall!!

After receiving a guitar on his 13th birthday, Pugwall and his friends, Bazza, Orfo, and Stringbean form a band, but they need a lead singer. Whilst in hospital after a bicycle accident, Pugwall meets a girl called Jenny, they become friends and he asks her if she can sing. She tells him she can and he asks her to join the band, she agrees and the Orange Organics is formed. Each episode follows Pugwall's trials and tribulations as he goes about his family life, and follows the band as they attempt to secure a recording contract with a record company.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Round The Bend

Time for a little 'toilet humour' with Round the Bend!


Round the Bend was a satirical parody of Saturday morning magazine shows — with a host providing linking material between cartoons, music videos and news sections - albeit set in a sewer. The anarchic tone of the show and its parody cartoons was similar to that of Viz, but made appropriate for children.

The cast was made up of Doc Croc and his three rat assistants. On occasion, the cast would be plagued by a shade-wearing teddy bear which, despite its diminutive size, would inflict great physical beatings to Doc Croc and the rest of the crew.

Keep an eye out for the parody of Thundercats in this episode!

Muppet Babies

Today's first show is Muppet Babies, an animated show depicting the Muppets as small children!

The show portrays childhood versions of the Muppets living together in a large nursery in the care of a human woman called Nanny (the whereabouts of their parents are never addressed). Nanny appears in almost every episode, but her face is never shown, only the babies' view of her pink skirt and purple sweater as well as her distinctive green and white striped socks.
The babies have hyperactive imaginations and often embark on adventures into imaginary worlds and perilous situations from which they are eventually returned to reality by some external event, such as Nanny coming to see what the noise was. They are constantly finding creative ways to entertain themselves and learn to work together to solve problems and survive their wild-imagined adventures.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

The Tomorrow People (1992)

Today's next post is the 1992 remake of the 70's sci-fi classic, The Tomorrow People!

The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living creature. Aided by a mysterious and ancient spacecraft buried in the sand of a Pacific island, the Tomorrow People use their powers to protect the world, while trying to keep their own existence a secret for fear of exploitation 


A cracking action cartoon for today's first post!

COPS. (Central Organization of Police Specialists). "Fighting crime in a future time, protecting Empire City from Big Boss and his gang of crooks"

As a last resort, Mayor Davis requests federal assistance. The FBI sends in Special Agent Baldwin P. Vess (Codename: Bulletproof) to help take down Big Boss. However, Vess suffered very serious injuries in a car wreck during a fight with Big Boss' criminal henchmen and had to be taken to the hospital. Facing years of rehabilitation, Vess is outfitted with a cybernetic bulletproof torso that allows him to walk again.
While staying at the hospital, Bulletproof, knowing he cannot do all of this alone, sends out Empire City police officer P.J. O'Malley (Codename: LongArm) and rookie officer Donny Brooks (Codename: HardTop) to round up the best law enforcers from all over the country. With these men and women — including David E. "Highway" Harlson, Colt "Mace" Howards, Stan "Barricade" Hyde, Tina "Mainframe" Cassidy, Walker "Sundown" Calhoun, Suzie "Mirage" Young, Hugh S. "Bullseye" Forward, and Rex "Bowser" Pointer and his robot dog, Blitz — he forms a team that is “the finest law enforcement agency there is in the country.” Bulletproof becomes the proud founder and commander of COPS. Together, he and his COPS team are able to take down Big Boss and his gang of crooks and thwart the first of many of Big Boss' criminal schemes.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Tick

Today's next show is The Tick! A great spoof of all those action packed cartoons!

A crazy line up of characters, fighting the forces of evil! First, there's The Tick: Seven feet tall and 800 pounds of blue and muscle, but not brains. Next, was his sidekick Arthur, who wore a moth suit. He could also fly, or rather glide. Tick and Arthur would always defeat evil wherever it is and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat each time. They had their share of superhero friends: Die Fladermaus, who talked big but was really a coward. Sewer Urchin, who was braver than Die Fladermaus but lived in a sewer so nobody wanted to be around him much. American Maid, whom Die Fladermaus had a crush on, but always chose to childishly insult her. Dinosaur Neil, who is Arthur's brother in-law. But they also had their share of villains: El Seed, the human flower, Chairface Chippendale, The Terror, Forehead, Mr. Mental and Multiple Santa to name a few!

Captain Caveman

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels centers on the mystery-solving adventures of the Teen Angels—Brenda, Dee Dee and Taffy—and their friend Captain Caveman (or Cavey for short), a prehistoric caveman whom the girls discovered and thawed from a block of ice. The concept and general plot for the show was seen as a parody of Charlie's Angels. It also borrowed heavily from other Hanna-Barbera shows such as Scooby Doo and Josie and the Pussycats.

Captain Caveman's powers include super-strength, a variety of useful objects hidden inside his fur, and a club that allows him to fly and from which pops out different tools he uses to fight crime. His trademark is his battle cry of "Captain CAAAAAVEMAAAAAAANNNN!" Captain Caveman's voice was provided by Mel Blanc.


Another request from a BCC fan today folks!


An elderly grandmother, Granny Smith, acquires superpowers when she is accidentally hit by a magic ray created by Inventor Black. Under the guise of 'Super Gran', she protects the residents of the fictional town of Chiselton from villains such as Roderick Scunner Campbell and his gang, The Muscles and Tub. Super Gran was usually accompanied by her grandson, Willard and Inventor Black's assistant Edison.

Monday, 6 January 2014


So, I'm sitting looking at lots of big machnery this morning. (I won't go into details of why) and I thought to myself, What kind of factory would make these? Or at least the components?
As a result of my brain being hardwired to this site my thoughts turned to...


I mean, is there anything she can't make?Jigsaws, springs, inflatable bears, cuckoo clocks... The list is endless!!

Maid Marian and her Merry Men

Today we have a piece of comedy genius from Tony Robinson, Maid Marian and her Merry Men!

The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom fighters, Marian seeks to save the villagers of Worksop from the tyrany of King John and his cunning henchman, the Sheriff of Nottingham...

Time to join Marian, Robin, Barrington, Rabies and Little Ron in their fight to free Nottingham from King John's tyrannical rule!

Also, included at the beginning of this video is a taste of what the Broom Cupboard used to be like with a small clip with Andi Peters!!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Earthworm Jim

A little experiment for this one, I've tried an embedded link from another site. However, all seems to be well and I can now bring you Earthworm Jim!

Based on the videogames, Earthworm Jim retains the absurdist and surreal humour of the games as well as introducing its own features. Most episodes involve the series' numerous villains attempting to reclaim the super suit, rule/destroy/freeze/knock over the universe, or otherwise causing mayhem throughout the galaxy. Other problems facing Jim include returning his neighbor's eggbeater and finding a new power source after his suit is depowered. 

Episodes begin with Earthworm Jim and Peter Puppy in some peril that has nothing to do with the main plot or the previous episodes, with little explanation of how they got into the mess. In between parts, there is a short side-story, generally featuring one of the villains doing a more natural part of life, usually without any involvement from Jim. These can range anywhere from Psy-Crow going through a career change, Evil the Cat disguising himself as a movie star in order to make his evil plans known to the world, or Professor Monkey-For-A-Head attending group therapy and always ending with "and now, back to Earthworm Jim." The end of every episode involves Jim or any other character being crushed by a cow, a play on the first game of the series (in the first stage, the player launches a cow into the sky, only to have it crush the princess upon the game's ending).

Most of the main characters from the show originated from characters introduced in the Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 2 video games. Peter Puppy becomes Jim's sidekick and friend and Princess Whats-Her-Name his love interest. Many villains from the game, including Evil the Cat, Psy-Crow, Bob the Killer Goldfish, Queen Slug-for-a-Butt and Professor Monkey-for-a-Head also appear in the show.

Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone

Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone is an animated series produced by Hanna Barbera and is known outside the US as Potsworth & Co.. In the UK, the BBC felt that the suggestion of children being awake after midnight was inappropriate, thus the name was changed.

The series revolves around Potsworth, an English Springer Spaniel, based upon a real-life springer spaniel called Potsworth, bought from the Battersea Dogs Home by Martin and Vivien Schrager-Powell. The couple were somewhat disheartened with some of the children's programmes being made at the time, commenting that "Six-year-olds just aren't content to be fobbed off with 'Mr Wizard go pouf and nasty man go away'. Stories these days have to be believable, contain some logical process".

The series tells of four children and Potsworth the dog who live in the same neighborhood. When they go to sleep at night they turn up in the Dream Zone where, as the Midnight Patrol, they are appointed by the Grand Dozer to protect it from nightmares and other threats and are given their missions by the Snooze Patrol. Their main enemy is the Nightmare Prince.
Whilst they are in the Dream Zone, the five have special powers. Keiko has a flying skateboard; Carter can draw anything and then have it come to life; Nick is super-strong and is able to fly; his stuffed toy Murphy comes to life; whilst his cynical sister Rosie tags along. Potsworth himself acquires the power of speech which enables him to complain about the way he is treated in the real world, and make wry comments about the kids and their own attitudes and relationships. The cartoon Potsworth had a very "English" accent, even in the American version of the programmes, reflecting his real-life counterpart's British origins. (taken from Wikipedia)