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  1. lisa burrell

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    Had some relatives hear They were disusing What they used to watch. My Nan & co says the first american sit com They saw on TV was hope i got this right. Life with Riley actor was William Bendix Nan hopes she has that right. Saturday that was after there was Popeye and olive Pluto then Two men in a lorry Cannonball. Doing a bit of googling on that was very surprised to see who the creator was. Robert Maxwell was he the same......?

    The subject of the adverts came up . There was Mr clean [gets rid of dirt and grime in grease in just a minute] The TV times adds they said they loved too. Big big Favourites, Robin hood starred Richard green. Great song sung by Dick James. Have that on a children's CD. Was recorded in the studio and they had one bush they used to move around for all the scenes. They also site William Tell Conrad Phillips as another great favourite.

    Links for two of these memories

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Life_of_Riley

    http://www.angelfire.com/retro/cta/Can/Cannonball.htm

    This really takes the biscuit if your constantly amazed by AV forums How about Robin hood forums

    http://www.robinhood.ltd.uk/newforum/archive/forum 1/new/n000034.html

    http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/tell.htm


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    One of the stars of Cannonball was the villain in the Star Trek episode The Squire of Gothus.

    William Conrad was at least once a guest if not on the opening show of The Golden Shot where a crossbow was fixed to a camera and contestant had to direct the cameraman to shot targets.

    Looked up Life with Riley and William Bendix was in it, he was a great character actor which I remember him beat from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court with Bing Crosby.

    Next time Nans round ask her if she remembers early evening programming on American sit com's. Mondy to Friday.
    My Favorite Martian.
    Mr Ed
    ??????????
    Gilligan's Island
    Beverly Hillbilly's.

    Also the there were a lots of sort of copy programs to Mr Ed there was My Mother the Car.
    Lone Ranger there was Range Rider.
    Whirlybirds there was Ripcord
    Adams Family there was The Munsters

    Oh and Robin Hood there was William Tell
     
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    wasn't the WT Overture used as the Lone Ranger Theme?

    on the topic of copies ...
    there was Outer Limits aping Twilight Zone
    The Incredible Hulk was a copy The Fugitive format
     
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    It sure was.

    Cheers
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    Also was the theme tune to William Tell with words put to it.

    With Outer Limits yes and no there was so many anthology series out round that time as there was One Step Beyond although it was suppose to be based on true events OL often gets compared with TW but TZ was fantasy/wierd and a 30 minute show OL was sci-fi and on for an hour. Anyway thats just my oppinion.;)
     
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    Thanks everyone so far


    Done a bit of googling and David whitfield was the singer of the song William Tell

    Will get nan involved and ask her what you asked Garret


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    Thunder, thunder, thundercats, Ho! :D Saturday mornings are not the same. :)
     
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    By the way I saw a Rolf Harris program on cartoons and some of the Popeye had fantastic perspective backgrounds instead of being a flat canvas there where many layers, think one was Ali Baba.
     
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    Here's one for your Nan Lisa, can she remember who this was wrote for and what show he compared and a clue is he use to watch people beat a clock.



    Bronco Layne had a pain so they sent for Wagon Train, Wagon Train was no good so they sent for Robin Hood , Robin Hood lost his bow so they sent for Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe killed a man so they sent for Big Cheyenne, Cheyenne was having his tea so they sent for Laramie, Laramie lost its cargo so they sent for Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo lost its shunter so they sent for Billy Bunter, Billy Bunter was too large so they sent for - I'm in charge.

    Answer
    Bruce Forsyth and the show was Sunday Night at the London Palladium
    ;)
     
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    It's frightening but I can actually remember seeing that at the time.
    We were all trying to repeat it in the playground the next day.
    As you can imagine there was a lot of improvisation due to
    it not being remembered correctly. That, and us trying to put rude variations in :D
     
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    Right Lisa, highlight after Answer;)

    Im sure a few weeks later some one sent in some other lines to add on think William Tell was in it but it ended back up at Bruce.
     
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    Everyone many thanks keep sharing your memories

    this is quite a nifty little place for tit bits

    http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/index.html

    Theres one thing to ask you all from nan id forgotten this cheated and had to phone her to get this guys name right

    Her question! Canonball related why did she associate the name Claude Atkins with that program thinking he was the driver and it dose not mention him i put it down to the memory plays funny tricks.

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    It does because I can say he was not one of the 2 drivers Claude Atkins was in a lot of programs usaly villains and one of those guys that you bet was a real nice big soft lump of a guy on real life.

    Oh I think Cannonball was one of those programs that they did a week of 50's and 60's programs about 10years ago. Robin Hood and Sir Francis Drake were some of the ones they showed.
     
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    Been googling found out Nan not so senile :thumbsup:

    revived fifteen years later in 1974, for the short-lived series starring Claude Akins and Frank Converse; 'Movin' On'.
    39 episodes of 30 minute duration. 1958-59.
    c/w http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/overview3.htm#can

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    His name is actually Claude Akin (or Akins)

    See full biog here

    Just had a quick look through (before 2nd half of footie) and can't spot cannonball although he seems to have been in everything else.
     
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    Watching ayrton Senna's fatal crash at the 1994 San marino gp i was in mourning for weeks.
     
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    Great seems she just used the title from the original to the second series.

    Here’s a few memory I share with you Lisa, on Sunday when I was a small lad Mum and Dad would always go out for the day somewhere in the country and make our way back after tea.
    It uses to be a toss up whether I get back to see the start of Danger Man.
    Also I more or less had to go to bed when Sunday Night at the London Palladium was on but I got to get up and come and watch it if The Thee Harmonicas (comedy act) or Topol Jizol (spelling ?) (a French puppet mouse that was worked from the back of a black screen)was on.
     
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    Garrett

    I think the mouse was Topo Gigio. I'd all but forgotten him.

    Thanks for the memory.
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    My name is Drake.... John Drake.

    It used to be just half an hour to start with, then was later bumped up to an hour show.
    Both had different theme tunes.
     
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    Keep them coming lads all muchly appreciated wow. I better, I guess put my own personal Favourites in.

    Loved Camberwick Green and Trumpton
    wasnt that a wonderful fantasy world they lived in.
    magic roundabout are my all time favourites. Still are

    can you name the fireman in Trumpton without cheeting ?

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    Fireman Sam ?
     
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    Got him here a pic of him.
     
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    Got the DVD of one of 4 of the first series and spotted that and he said it before James Bond in Dr No. I understand he turned the roll of Bond down as well because he thought the hero was immoral.
    2 of the episode in Danger Man were set in Portmerion and where he got the idea to base the Prisoner there. I always for some reason remember Ralph Smart being on the end credits.
     
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    In America Danger Man was called Secrent Agent and had this song wrote abote it look at what I highlighted, shape of things to come eh?

    SECRET AGENT MAN
    (P.F. Sloan / S. Barri)

    There's a man who leads a life of danger
    To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
    With every move he makes another chance he takes
    Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow

    Secret agent man, secret agent man
    They've given you a number and taken away your name

    Beware of pretty faces that you find
    A pretty face can hide an evil mind
    Ah, be careful what you say
    Or you'll give yourself away
    Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow

    Secret agent man, secret agent man
    They've given you a number and taken away your name

    ------ lead guitar ------

    Secret agent man, secret agent man
    They've given you a number and taken away your name

    Swingin' on the Riviera one day
    And then layin' in the Bombay alley next day
    Oh no, you let the wrong word slip
    While kissing persuasive lips
    The odds are you won't live to see tomorrow

    Secret agent man, secret agent man
    They've given you a number and taken away your name

    Secret agent man
     
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    I wonder if that was what prompted that aspect of The Prisoner:
    "I am Not a number, I am a free Man"
     
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    Yes that's him.

    Thanks
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    :rolleyes:
    That’s what I was inferring to in my post.
     

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