“If it’s not famous for being good, notorious for being bad, or full of retrospective cultural significance, chances are that the average (in both senses) TV show – especially in the days when almost everything was made basically to be shown once – will soon fade from the public memory”
Earlier this year, I did a series of articles for the fabulous This Way Up blog counting down the top ten examples of TV That Time Forgot – those television shows that were absolutely massive in their day, but which have since been more or less entirely forgotten about. Unfortunately nobody seemed to read any of them, but they were a lot of fun and so here’s the whole lot in one handy linked-up blog post for your amusement.
Why did Points Of View recieve letters about an exploding punk? Who were Windy Miller’s medieval ancestors? What was Skiboy? Find out all of this – and more – in… The TV That Time Forgot!
…at Ten, it’s forgotten Watch With Mother puppet girl with a wishing flower on her dress, Bizzy Lizzy!
…at Nine, a short-lived variety show for a short-lived pop sensation in Hear’Say It’s Saturday!
…at Eight, Toyah-fronted teen-slanted controversy-happy sketch show Dear Heart!
…at Seven, before-they-were-famous primetime comedy from some people who’d probably rather not be reminded of it, Something For The Weekend!
…at Six, The Department Of Trade And Industry’s most intrepid investigator, Bognor!
…at Five, cheaply-rendered puppet fun with Nellyphant and pals in The Enchanted House!
…at Four, genre-inventing globe-straddling romantic-comedy-drama Small World!
…at Three, historical Trumptonshire chronicle Rubovia!
…at Two, ITC’s most ridiculous conceit for a blockbusting action series (and that’s going some), Skiboy!
…and The Nation’s Favourite TV Show That Time Forgot? Well, you’ll just have to click here to find out, won’t you!