In a fit of nostalgia today we were discusssing different children’s TV series we watched in the 80s.

Bob was recalling the work of Gerry Anderson and I was trying to remember series we saw in Greece.

So here is a list of TV themes of the programmes we have found in reverse order:

Paramithas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zk9YEDVWmw&NR=1

Tou Koutiou Ta Paramithia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMy2KN6hsI&feature=related

Froutopia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phRykHMbFPg&feature=related

Fraggle Rock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aky72-gyLLI&feature=related

The Wombles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJFx7n9V3Xc

Banana Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNknWT-agT0&feature=related

Superted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZg74STOfig&feature=related

Around the World in 80 Days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nGrYEFG6Ho&feature=related

Dogtanian and the Muskerhounds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-xO72s5EBY&feature=related

Mysterious Cities of Gold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcH_ZTF6smY&feature=related

Ulysses 31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8&feature=related

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1c1G24GWDg

Thundercats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-sOaUAgbB4

Trap Door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDs8VMz-cuc&feature=related

Count Duckula: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VthsQVsXwEg&feature=related

Dangermouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2TDna9NYg&feature=related

King Arthur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tsVCxOoO4&feature=related

Stingray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E06cNv55jTs

Thunderbirds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDX5Mlz46Vg&feature=related

Captain Scarlett: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=7881044728207551933&hl=en

Nils Holgersson: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=2013668261524141026&hl=en

If that doesn’t make you feel nostalgic, I don’t know what will.

Not forgetting…

Candy Candy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALbWtbqqlQ

Heidi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGyBpG3rbXA

 

 

Here is an explanation of how Freeview Playback works, pay attention, it may save your soul. It was not written by the site owner and does not represent the views of them or anyone paying their wages.

Q. What is Freeview Playback?

Q. Do I have to buy a new box for Freeview Playback?

Q. What are the functions of Freeview Playback?

Q. Does my product have Freeview Playback functions?

Q. How does “Pausing Live TV work”?

Q. What is One Touch Recording (OTR) and how can I use it?

Q. What is Chase Play?

Q. Are there any changes to the EPG and the way it works?

Q. Will it track any broadcaster changes in the times of programmes?

Q. Will it Record accurately?

Q. If I try to set several programmes to record and there are conflicts, what will happen?

Q. What happens if the broadcaster does not send a signal / or my recorder does not detect the end time?

Q. What is Series Recording?

Q. What are Split Events?

Q. What are Alternate Instances?

Q. Do all broadcasters on Freeview send the information for all of the functions to work?

Q. How do I update my software to get all of these new features?

Q. After I upgrade my software do I have to do anything for the features to work?

Q. With all of these changes, how will I know how to use them?

Q. What are the differences on the models?

Q. Will Freeview Playback mean I will get all of the programmes that I set to record?

 

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I hear Heroes is a really good series and it looks along my lines. I think I'll give it ago.

On the other side, for those that don't know my girlfriend and I don't own a TV. This confuses the TV Licensing authority a great deal, after I contacted them to tell them I didn't own a TV they wrote to me to thank me for informing them but that they didn't believe me. Great!

So, now I have moved jobs and moved house (the one caused the other), and I am presented with a challenge. I work for a company which makes LCD TVs, STBs and PVRs; so my boss said I should take home our current PVR model and try it out. I pointed out to him that it would be difficult because I don't own a TV and he suggested that I take a TV as well. This now places me in a dilemma: I deliberately don't own a TV not on some moral grounds but on the basis that we tend to find better things to do than to fall into the trap of falling onto the sofa, switching on the box and mindlessly watching whatever is on.

I think I will end up taking a TV, however we are tempted to resolve not to watch live TV. By using new features such as "Freeview Series Link" I hope that we can just pick things that we hear about or read about and tag them for watching. Then we can sit down, look at the list of programme content and pick something we actually want to watch.