Saturday, 2 August 2014

Children of the Stones

Critically renowned as being one of the scariest childrens shows ever made, this morning I bring you Children of the Stones!

Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew come to the quiet village of Milbury to study the 4000 year-old stone circle that surrounds it. But the stones seem to hold some kind of ancient power, one that the mysterious Mr Hendrick hopes to tap into and that holds all of the villagers in its thrall.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Tumbledown Farm

A trip to the farm is always a fun adventure for kids, and this one has even more surprises in store! It's Tumbledown Farm!

Farmer Dick (Dick King-Smith) invites his grand-daughter Georgina to Tumbledown Farm, where she makes friends with all the puppet characters and animals who live there in a world of fun and fantasy.
Dick King-Smith was a farmer for 20 years before he became a teacher and author. He was the writer of the novel the Sheep Pig, which was later turned into the movie Babe, as well as The Queen's Nose and Harry's Mad, both of which became children's TV series in the mid 90's.

Thursday, 31 July 2014


From Cosgrove Hall, the production company behind DangerMouse and Count Duckuls come the swashbuckling hero, Fantomcat!

Fantomcat centres on the character Phillipe Lentheric Guerlain de Givenchy, the Duke of Fantom, a masked swashbuckling hero who thrived in 1699, in mortal combat with his nemesis Baron Von Skeltar (a sword-wielding caped Skeletoid alchemist). De Fantom was treacherously cast into a painting within the halls of his house, Castle De Fantom, and became trapped for centuries. As time passed, the area around Castle De Fantom became a bustling metropolis called Metro City, a city submerged in crime rings led by the fiendish arachnid Marmagora.
The Duke of Fantom is a masked swashbuckling hero who joins Metro City's Detective Team after his release and is nicknamed Fantomcat. Fantomcat is naturally completely oblivious to the modern world and its various new technologies, which can hinder him and the detective team if not careful. Fantomcat has a sword called "Touché" which can respond to his beck and call, he can also turn invisible, hence his namesake to act like a "Phantom" when needed.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Storyteller

Requested by BCC fan Mark Davies, we have the classic show The Storyteller!

The series featured both human actors and creatures from the Jim Henson Creature Shop in retelling classic, but lesser known, folk tales, fables and legends. The series combined humor, intrigue and magic. The role of the Storyteller was played by John Hurt, and Dog was performed by Brian Henson.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Dog City

Today we have the adventures of a cartoon canine detective, and his creator (who is also a dog) in Jim Henson's Dog City!

Dog City centers on Eliot Shag, a Muppet dog and animator, and his cartoon creation Ace Hart, an animated canine private eye. In each episode, Eliot translates his own dilemmas into Ace's more adventurous exploits in the tough, 1940s-style streets of Dog City. The Muppet sequences featured, in addition to Eliot, his admiring young neighbor Artie Springer, building superintendent Bruno, his assistant Bowser, and girlfriend Colleen Barker. Eliot, Bruno, and Bowser were all refurbished puppets, with new taxidermy eyes, from the original Dog City special, and Colleen recycled the same puppet, name, and voice.
The animated segments, meanwhile, maintained the film noir-spoof atmosphere of the original special, with hero Ace Hart, private eye dog, battling gangster Bugsy Vile and his gang, with the assistance of Eddie the newspup and the help or hindrance of by-the-book Chief Rosie O'Gravy, all of whom had counterparts in the puppet segments. Each episode thus had roughly parallel plots running between the Muppets and the cartoon characters, with creator Eliot and creation Ace engaging in good-natured arguments about the storylines.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Dink the Little Dinosaur

Stepping into prehistory now to the time before men, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in Dink the Little Dinosaur!

Riding the wave of cartoon dino-mania brought on by Don Bluth’s The Land Before Time, Ruby-Spears produced its own team of little dinos. Young brontosaurus Dink joined Jurassic friends Amber, Scat, Shyler and Flapper in exploring Dinosaur Valley.
An aged sea turtle named Crusty served as a mentor to the youngsters, while Tyranno the tyrannosaurus put the fear of the dino gods in them. Kiddies who watched learned lessons on ecology, tolerance and teamwork, while simultaneously enjoying the good-natured adventures of Dink and the gang.

Sunday, 27 July 2014


From the people that brought you Thomas the Tank Engine, comes the tale of life pulling ships into port, it's Tugs!

It is the 1920s: Rival tug fleets compete for work in Bigg City Port. Captain Star briefs his Star Tugs – he's trying the regular contract to dock The Duchess ocean liner. It'll be a difficult job but to help out, the captain has recruited Sunshine, a small switcher. The rival Z-Stacks are encouraged by their devious Captain Zero to sabotage the operation. Their leader Zorran runs Big Mac aground, and nudges Sunshine into The Duchess's bow, swinging her dangerously. Captain Star orders Sunshine's dismissal, but he runs away, and is lost in the harbour in a thick fog.

The Demon Headmaster

Don't look into his eyes! It's The Demon Headmaster!!

The title character is a strange being with the powers of hypnosis and a desire to take over the world, as he believes it will be better under his ordered rule. He has piercing light green eyes, which he normally hides behind dark-tinted glasses — removing these in order to hypnotise his victims.

The story begins with Dinah Glass moving in with the Hunter family. She starts going to the same school as her foster brothers Lloyd and Harvey. It is not easy, as they seem to hate her, and school is really strange. Pupils suddenly talk like robots and do weird things, even Dinah finds herself acting oddly. She is sure the headmaster has some kind of power over them, and is determined to find out more. But the Demon Headmaster is equally determined to stop her.