Chorlton and the Wheelies...the stuff of nightmares.

(52 Posts)
VioletBam Sun 22-May-16 12:38:54

www.youtube.com/watch?v=885aUJnKb-Y

Especially Fenella. She was awful! God...the TV we watched (us old people!)

AIBU to think kids tv is far less scary now?

YvaineStormhold Sun 22-May-16 12:43:06

Best programme ever!

"'Ello lickle ol' lady!"

VioletBam Sun 22-May-16 12:43:40

But Fenella's face in that permanent snarl....awful!

YvaineStormhold Sun 22-May-16 12:48:45

I love it when her son Clifford turns up and she calls him a 'great lummox'.

He's so massive you can only see his foot grin

TalcAndTurnips Sun 22-May-16 12:56:42



Fenella was based on a young Bruce Forsyth of course.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Sun 22-May-16 12:56:43

That's nothing compared to Barry Lett's version of Pincocchio from the late 70's. He also produced Dr Who

www.dailymotion.com/video/x16gdo4_pinocchio-1978-part-1-barry-letts-70s-70-s-1970s-1970-s-seventies-television-tv-adaptation-series-se_tv

Truly it is the stuff of nightmares

EnthusiasmDisturbed Sun 22-May-16 12:58:30

I was terrified when we went to see Goosebumps. Nothing is more frightening than a ventriloquists doll that has a mind of their own

VioletBam Sun 22-May-16 13:05:18

Enthusiasm it's easy to see where The Mighty Boosh got the Crack Fox from!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCuUnTJgD9M

MrsJayy Sun 22-May-16 13:06:31

Have you not seen in the night garden iggle piggle is terrifying seriously scary. Chorlton andcthe wheelies is great loved it .

JennyBunn Sun 22-May-16 13:10:05

I was scared of Chorlton and the Wheelies. But I was absolutely bloody TERRIFIED of Animal Kwackers (and still am). I remember crying into my mum's skirt as she was washing the clothes in the twin tub because it had come on the telly and scared the bejesus out of me! I'd post a picture but I'm too afraid...

I think a lot of 70's kids telly was made by people who did to many drugs in the 60's.

MrsJayy Sun 22-May-16 13:12:25

Mr Benn was odd kinda unnerved me

TalcAndTurnips Sun 22-May-16 13:13:50

Kiddywinks besieged sweetie shops in droves after seeing this appealing ad for Kinder Eggs

Or sat in the corner rocking and shaking silently. It was one or the other - can't quite recall tbh.

MrsJayy Sun 22-May-16 13:23:21

Dd1 used to watch this freaky girl programme

ApocalypseSlough Sun 22-May-16 13:32:21

Talc that's hilarious--ly disturbing--

lessthanBeau Sun 22-May-16 19:56:56

mrsjay Haha Anna conda, think it's Canadian!

HungryHorace Sun 22-May-16 20:04:39

'Come to Wheelie World. Wheeee!'

I don't recall being traumatised by it. Maybe I've blocked it out. Kids' programmes were vaguely odd back in the day. Can't beat a bit of The Flumps though. I bloody loved that programme!

phlebasconsidered Sun 22-May-16 20:05:16

Hartley the Hare. That is all.

ThoraGruntwhistle Sun 22-May-16 20:06:45

You great spotty oaf! I bloody love Fenella the kettle witch, the accents in that show are amazing grin

Monroe Sun 22-May-16 20:11:28

I loved Chorlton and the wheelies. DD'S first passport photo looks remarkably like this

MonsterINTHECupboard Sun 22-May-16 20:12:37

Pipkins with Hartley the Hare!! Fab programme - though with hindsight, a tad weird. I was a bit too old Chorlton and the Wheelies, though don't think there was anything to worry about.
I also remember:
Kizzy
Break in the Sun
Ivor the Engine
The Barbapupas (loved all of them!)
Ludvig!!!

SoleBizzz Sun 22-May-16 20:13:26

Loved it! Wimps! !!

Woobeedoo Sun 22-May-16 20:51:59

My OH showed me a clip of Hartly Hare (I was too young so thankfully I never witnessed this horror). Oh my word, the hare is sinister!

SweetieDrops Sun 22-May-16 20:55:16

I was terrified of Grotbags the witch in that Rod and Emu thing.

YolandiFuckinVisser Sun 22-May-16 21:03:58

I loved Charlton & the wheelies!

DS used to be scared of Engie Bengie. He's 14 now and has recently chosen to divulge the fact that he once had a nightmare involving Engie Bengie's car and it's grabbing arm thing. This goes some way to explaining the hysterics outside tesco when we had to walk past the Engie Bengie ride thing when he was 3.

DD used to be scared of the toucan on Night Garden, she loved the rest of it but would start whimpering when the birds started their twittering routine, leading up to crying an wailing in terror when the toucan started his thing. Never got to the bottom of that one!

Crispbutty Sun 22-May-16 21:07:50

Kizzy was my favourite program ever. I still have the book.

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