Can you remember the first episode of......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Moons, May 15, 2023.

  1. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    ...a popular series from the 70's or 80's without googling it, and describe it here?

    Here are mine:

    Eastenders - some old boy dead in a chair, few of them break in, then nearly 40 years of utter misery.

    Magnum P.I. - for some reason trying to break into the Lodge whilst evading Higgin's Dobermans.

    Knight Rider - man with leather jacket get's shot in the mush - then does a Luke Skywalker and comes back with a whole new face, same huge hair and leather jacket.
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  2. Jack Tatty

    Jack Tatty Supporter and teachers pet

    It Ain’t Arf Hot Mum.

    The Gunner who Sgt Major Shuttup at some point will come to believe is his son is writing a letter home to his mum from the jungle in Burma (?) and uses that very phrase :thumbsup:

    I think

    Edit: it was Half, not Arf. It was gunner Parkin who was writing the letter home. Sure it wasn’t particularly PC but I liked it. Well, who cares, I still like it :D If you watch it, it pretty much made jokes at the expense of everyone.
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  3. Betty the Bay

    Betty the Bay Supporter

    Eastenders ….. yes
    Coronation Street…yes
    Brookside …. yes
    Elderado …….yes

    When some of these were on, I was working 9-5 and busy building an extension…. must have had better time management back then
  4. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    I had to edit my post slightly as the question was badly put.
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  5. Betty the Bay

    Betty the Bay Supporter

    Eastenders …. Doctor finds old person dead in a chair.
    Coronation Street… old person sits on chair in corner shop.
    Elderado …. foreign apartment complex….young girl in wheelchair.
    Struggling with Emerdale (farm) and Brookside …. don’t think chairs of any sort featured much.
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  6. Crossroads: Yam yam bloke in wheelchair.

    Royal Coronation: Bloke sits in magic chair while attended to by archbishop wearing a frock.
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  7. Can't remember what I was doing 5 minutes ago, let alone 40 years back.
    01 811 8055, the Swap Shop telephone number just lurched out of the cobweb festooned memory bank for no good reason, so there you go.
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  8. I do remember a certain TV series that revolved around macaroons and a lovely new sink for the downstairs toilet.
  9. Coronation street 1960 - during a break from my O level homework - 3 Old ladies are sat in a pub drinking milk stout - then Albert comes in a says that his nephew has got into uni and wants to be a teacher - meanwhile their neighbour is dusting the ducks on the wall up the stairs and is contemplating having a "murial".
  10. Marty SmartyCat

    Marty SmartyCat Supporter

    Star Trek - The Next Generation. The acting was as wooden as the set
    (began in 1990)
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  11. I saw something about that Eldorado soap opera on Spanish TV
    Developers are apparently building a hotel and fitness spa or something on the old purpose built film set
    near Coín ,
    I bet you really wanted to know that didn’t you :)
  12. Lazy Andy

    Lazy Andy Supporter

    Embarrassingly…. Hollyoaks: bloke riding his crosser motorbike dangerously across the village
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  13. Marty SmartyCat

    Marty SmartyCat Supporter

    Even more embarrassingly, Countdown on C4. It wa dull back then and hasn't improved much.
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  14. Barry Haynes

    Barry Haynes I dance in leopard skin mankini’s

    Bloke throws a load of seeds in a field, crops grow bloke harvests field……..
    Emmerdale farm
  15. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    Noel married my neighbour, Liz.:thumbsup:
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  16. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    Rachel is better than Carol,though…
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  17. Betty the Bay

    Betty the Bay Supporter

    No, that’s Clarksons Farm.
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  18. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    We used to watch it because for a while we would go down to Fuengirola to the parent-in-laws apartment as a holiday.
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  19. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    I can’t remember the first episode, but can anyone remember that soap called Triangle? Like a rubbish Eastenders, but on a ferry..?
  20. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    There was also Howard's Way. Basically like Triangle, 90% involved people shouting at each other in a ship's cabin or a Portakabin, with outdoot shots taken of ferries or yachts separating the shouting match featuring a middle aged angry woman and her shouty husband..

    Did you know that every yacht featured on Howard's Way either sank or capsized . The last survivor was the Laser 28, "Flying Fish" that was rammed and sank many years after the series ended.. I was in the same race when it happened but nowhere near the incident. The owner was able to salvage it and get it back sailing but they never raced it again..
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