can you name the show

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  1. reevesy

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    ....righteo,
    old 70's tv programs again.
    we were having a debate about the name of a program we used to watch as kids and drew blanks.
    .....set in a ye old spainish type civil war....badly dubbed and invovled, i'm sure some sort of castle seige,swords horses and general three musketeers type serrnaigans..
    had a good themetune with ''you've got to fight'' something or other in the words. :confused:
    ...any idea folks?
    cheers in advance.
     
  2. WildeKarde

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    The magic of dubbed kids programmes:)
     
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    Can anyone remember these two as well-

    Boy with a Pyrenee Mountain dog set in the Alps(?)

    Another show that had the words "the Lightning Tree" in the title song?

    Cant believe believe how bad my memories getting:) :confused:
     
  5. WildeKarde

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    The first one is probably

    Belle and Sebastian

    A young French boy and his white Pyrenean mountain dog called Belle and their adventures together in their village home. Band of same name is named after the show I believe

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166900/

    Might need to have a think about the 2nd one - bit obscure clue.
     
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    Had a search on a site for the 2nd one and could it be:

    Follyfoot
    A home for old or otherwise unwanted horses, Follyfoot Farm is a place where dreams are made!
    Follyfoot was a British children's television drama series made in the early 1970s. It is based on the books Follyfoot and Cobbler's Dream by Monica Dickens. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television, and shown on ITV in the UK.

    http://www.sausagenet.com/program.asp?mode=view&progid=73&progname=Follyfoot

    Down in the Meadow with the Wind in the West,
    The Lightning Tree faced up to the test,
    Its heart went snap when it took the rap,
    The terrible rap of the thunderclap!
     
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    nice one -spot on::thumbsup:



    Remeber it well now:rolleyes: Thanks Baz
    Predating the Sugar Hill Gang by a few years;) :

     
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    I remember many a playground 'reinactments' of Flashing Blade :)

    Used to love the theme tune...

    "You've got to fight for what you want..."

    That's all I can remember :rolleyes:
     
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    It's a cool show (got the box set) and brings back all those old memories of Sat mornings with the short episodes of it - here's the words of the tune (very deep) :)

    You've got to fight for what you want
    For all that you believe
    It's right to fight for what we want
    To live the way we please
    ------------
    As long as we have done our best
    Then no one can do more
    And life and love and happiness
    Are well worth fighting for
    ------------
    And we should never count the cost
    Or worry that we'll fall
    It's better to have fought and lost
    Than not have fought at all
    ------------
    Let's always take whatever comes
    And never try to hide
    Face everything and anyone
    Together side by side
    ------------
    You've got to fight for what you want
    For all that you believe
    It's right to fight for what we want
    To live the way we please
    ------------
    As long as we have done our best
    Then no one can do more
    And life and love and happiness
    Are well worth fighting for

    They're well worth fighting for
     
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    The Flashing Blade and Belle And Sebastian were regulars on Saturday mornings or school holidays (or perhaps both?). I seem to remember them being on with the likes of:
    White Horses
    The Singing Ringing Tree
    Robinson Crusoe
    Heidi (?)
    and also (although these may have been later)
    Whirlybirds
    Champion The Wonder Horse

    There may have been more
     
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    Anyone remember those dubbed ( eastern european possibly) versions of fairy tales?

    There was a Cinderella one with magic acorns and I remember Cinders being well fit!

    There was another one with some prince looking for the water of life in a white bottle and conning an evil king into mistaking the water of death for it.

    Then there was a weird one about two warring countries : one of which had a secret weapon which was a shell fired fronm a massive cannon that froze entire cities killing the inhabitants but leaving the buildings standing (neutron bomb basically).
     
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    yep thats the one....came to me earlier this morning in the car.
     
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    ....fantastic!:D
     
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    anyone remember a series called 'Silas' about a boy who runs away from a performing troupe, and his father - Philip the sword swallower. He was joined by a tall blonde haired lad with a lame leg, and a young girl, which i think they rescue from an old hag of a woman. This is all from memory.

    Wouldnt mind seeing this again, for the nostalgia trip
     
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    Blimey I'd totally forgotten about that one, how long ago was that and can anyone remember the name? IIRC it seemed to be set in the late 19th early 20th century.
     
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    'Tales From Europe'

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/105889/Tales_From_Europe_Box_Set/Product.html
     
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    I used to love the Flashing Blade, Robinson Crusoe, Whirlybirds and Champion (although I prefered Rebel the dog to Champion).

    Another one I remember was Casey Jones about a train driver and his steam train, the Cannonball Express.
     
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    All together...
    Casey Jones, steamin' and a rollin'...
     
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    The singing ringing tree :eek:
    the stuff of nightmares
     
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    Agreed - clicky
     
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    Jeremy Clarkson did a programme a few years back where they tested Hollywood myths like cars exploding into flames when dropped off a cliff or fuel tanks exploding when shot with a rifle, any idea what it was called?
     
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    Cannot recall Casey Jones but I do remember The Range Rider and sort of a spin on the Whirlybirds (no pun inteded) called Ripcord.
     

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