In a conversation with a work colleague, Andy, the other week we got talking about our memories of childhood TV.
One of my favourite shows was Rubovia, a Gordon Murray production before the glory days of the Trumptonshire stories. One of Andy’s was The Singing Ringing Tree.
While I had recollections of the name, the images of the show didn’t come readily to mind. That was until I looked it up on YouTube.
And I have to admit, as a children’s TV show it had everything:
- a princess
- a man in a scary-looking, poorly-constructed bear suit
- a dwarf who can freeze waterfalls
- a weird, giant fish
- a woman beating ice with a shoe
- and a terrible English translation
It certainly puts Pokémon in its rightful place in the history of children’s TV! You’d never find Pikachu beating ice with any form of ladies’ footwear. I think that stands as a testimony to itself.
And they say that it was in the 60s that they started taking drugs!!! Proof, perhaps, that some were dabbling at the end of the previous decade.