Yesterday I found myself, as you do, thinking about Pigeon Street. In particular, ‘long distance Clara’. Now that was a female role model ahead of her time – on the road, driving her juggernaut, not a care in the world.
I’m not normally a YouTube kind of girl, but it was a quiet Sunday afternoon and I thought I would indulge myself in a little, and had a browse of some of my favourites. First up then, Pigeon Street:
Then off course you’ve got Dungeons and Dragons. There was something I particularly loved about this one, especially the opening credits. There was something every Narniaesque about it that really appealed – the idea that something quite normal could be a gateway to another world. There was something wonderfully sad as well about their constant struggle to find their way home.
One programme that made a big impression on me, but which no one else I spoke to remembered, was Tottie, The Story of a Doll’s House. Tottie was the very first programme aimed at children to contain a murder, and the episode where Birdie melts trying to save Apple in a fire deliberately started by the evil doll Marchpane pretty much scarred me for life.
This is the episode where Marchpane comes to live in the doll’s house. You can see what a meany she is.
Finally, who could fail to love Dogtanian and the three Muskehounds?
One for all and all for one!
What were your favourite TV programmes when you were little?