|Skagman - Avebury. By John Nuttall from Hampshire, United Kingdom|
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I certainly couldn't. Nor could Crikey the evil ventriloquist's dummy who guides my every action.
Therefore I thought I'd make a rare drift away from the long-gone world of comics and look at the long-gone world of TV.
This post is, of course, not for mere common-or-garden TV - but for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Horror series that thrilled us in our younger days.
Many and splendiferous were the treats that TV gave us during our childhoods. If it wasn't Dr Who or Star Trek, it was the Tomorrow People and UFO.
British TV of course held up its end magnificently during that era, with a whole slew of children's shows that seemed designed to send us screaming to a padded cell. Escape into Night gave us a house surrounded by boulders with eyeballs. While Children of the Stones gave us the Avebury sarsens turned evil.
And there was more.
The Changes gave us a world without technology. Sky gave us a boy from the future, attacked by trees, while Timeslip gave us yet-to-come dystopias of heat and cold.
Then again, there was the nightmarish The Singing Ringing Tree - that East German fairy tale that did more than anything to convince us it was a good idea to keep an iron curtain between us and the Warsaw Pact, if that was what they thought was suitable entertainment for children.
They were classic series all. And there were plenty more where they came from. So, what were your fantastical favourites from your childhood days?