Saturday, 1 November 2014

Once Upon A Time... Life

Although it's Saturday morning, and Saturday is time for relaxing after a long week, there is always time to learn new things! So I give you the educational cartoon Once Upon a Time... Life!

Once Upon a Time... Life combined entertaining storylines with factual information, presented metaphorically.

The series used the same characters from the other Once Upon a Time... seasons: the good characters represent the cells that make up the body's systems and defense mechanisms, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, while the bad characters represent the viruses and bacteria that threaten to attack the human body. Every episode of the series featured a different organ or system within the human body (like the brain, the heart, the circulatory system, etc.).
The series also makes use of recurring human characters originally from Once Upon a Time... Man. Every character in the series appeared as a real person (the old intelligent doctor, the dedicated blonde mother, the boy and the girl, their obese friend, and the pair of bullies) and anthropomorphic representations of cells and cellular functions within the human body.

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Worst Witch (1986)

Happy Halloween to everyone from the BCC! To celebrate the spooky festival, we have something a little bit special for you today, with the TV movie of The Worst Witch!

The movie centers around Mildred Hubble, who is invariably the school's "Worst Witch." Mildred creates many mishaps, including the incidents of when Mildred turns herself invisible and transforms Ethel into a pig. The climax surrounds Miss Cackle's notorious twin evil sister, Agatha, plotting to take over the Academy. Ultimately Agatha is foiled by Mildred and Mildred establishes herself as the hero for the academy.

The movie features roles from actirs such as Diana Rigg, Charlotte Fae,  Fairuza Balk and the legendary Yim Curry!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


A classic robot action series now with the classic anime cartoon of Tetsujin 28-go, or more commonly known in English speaking audiences as Gigantor!

The series is set in the year 2000. The show follows the exploits of Little Jimmy Sparks, a 12-year-old boy, who controls Gigantor, a huge flying robot, with a remote control. The robot is made of steel and has a rocket-powered backpack for flight, a pointy nose, eyes that never move, and incredible strength, but no intelligence (although he started to tap his head as if trying to think in one episode). Whoever has the remote control controls Gigantor.

Originally developed as a weapon by Jimmy's father, Gigantor was later reprogrammed to act as a guardian of peace. Jimmy Sparks lives with his uncle Dr. Bob Brilliant on a remote island. Jimmy usually wears shorts and a jacket, carries a firearm and occasionally drives a car. Together, Jimmy and Gigantor battle crime around the world, and clash with the many villains who are always trying to steal or undermine the giant robot.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Noddy's Toyland Adventures

A true children's classic now, with the little boy with the bell on his hat. It's Noddy's Toyland Adventures based upon the stories of Enid Blyton!

The series follows the adventures of Noddy, a little wooden doll who lives in Toyland with his red and yellow taxi often trying to make sixpence or getting himself in trouble. His best friends Big Ears, Mr Plod and Tessie Bear are always ready to lend a hand, especially when he gets tricked by Gobbo and Sly the wicked Goblins. Whatever the situation the episode mostly ends with Noddy laughing and nodding his head which makes the bell on his hat ring.