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Favourite characters from your childhood

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MammieBear Tue 13-Feb-18 15:21:12

As the title says really, looking for film, telly and of course books boys characters and girls.

Can't wait to see who comes out top!


LuxuryMilk Tue 13-Feb-18 15:21:51

I was a big fan of wizadora and Sabrina!

GottaGetThisDone Tue 13-Feb-18 15:35:38

Enid Blyton Famous 5 - Julian Dick George and Ann
Enid Blytons Mallory Towers - Darrell
Enid Blytons Magic Faraway Tree - Jo, Bessie, Fanny and Dick
Rupert (Bear)
Rainbows Rod Jane and Freddy
Playschool - Jemima, Poppy, Humpty Big Ted and Little Ted
Andy Pandy
Charlies Angels - Sabrina Duncan, Jill Munroe, and Kelly Garrett(played by Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett & Jaclyn Smith)
David Cassidy
Little House on Praire - Laura Ingalls Wilder played by Melissa Gilbert and Mary Ingalls Wilder played by Melissa Sue Anderson

SleepingStandingUp Tue 13-Feb-18 15:37:29

Rainbow Brite. Awesome name for a girl.

Rupert. Fast becoming ine of my favourites for a boy.

Emu. Maybe not.

SmokedPaprika Tue 13-Feb-18 16:33:05

Catweazle. Every class should have a Catweazle.

(In my 1974 primary class, ours had a real name of Richard...Stinky Richard).

Mary Mungo and Midge if triplets were forecast.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 13-Feb-18 16:34:51

Bewitched - Tabitha

MichaelBendfaster Tue 13-Feb-18 16:52:56

I loved the Jinny at Finmory books (horsy child), and have liked the name Jinny since I read them.

I have a dim memory of someone in a book series I liked (a school one?) being called Darcy, which I also love.

Harebellmeadow Tue 13-Feb-18 18:07:18

Was Wizadora the series with the giant star and giant carrot singing “ha ha wizadee”?

The song went:
Ha ha wizadee
Ha ha wizadee
Ha ha wizadee
My oh my

Haunts me still grin

MichaelBendfaster Tue 13-Feb-18 18:21:01

I thought it was 'Ha ha thisaway, ha ha thataway'?

And am I imagining this or did Paul Daniels have something to do with it?

FuckyDucky Tue 13-Feb-18 18:22:58

Wizbit! Loved that programme

Harebellmeadow Tue 13-Feb-18 21:32:59

Corrected lyrics make sense, which is why I could never ever find any results for wizadee+giant star on google! lightbulb moment Paul Daniels I now find creepy.

Also a fan of the Queen’s Head, about a lovely crazy chaotic family and a girl with a Magic coin. It had Honeysuckle Weeks in it (or elder sister) who I had a huge girl crush on 😍

MelinaM Tue 13-Feb-18 21:56:58

Jemima Puddleduck
Mabel Lucie Atwell
Milly Molly Mandy
Peter Rabbit
Rainbow Brite ..still have the doll somewhere!!
Thomas (The Tank Engine)

The Queens Head - Harmony and Melody Parker!

The Wild House was the show with Honeysuckle Weeks ..fab name!! grin

Loved Little House on the Prairie ..Laura and Mary Ingalls

CoolCarrie Tue 13-Feb-18 22:04:54

Milly Molly Mandy
Bagpuss and the mice on the mouse organ
Petra and Shepherd from Blue Peter.
Mary, Mungo and Midge
Ivor The Engine
Noggin The Nog
The Clangers
Catweazel and Carrot “talking bone,eletricky, the sun in a bottle”
The Magic Roundabout

TossDaily Tue 13-Feb-18 22:08:23

Petrova out of Ballet Shoes.
Coco out of Fame.

TossDaily Tue 13-Feb-18 22:09:47

Pebbles out of The Flintstones.
Marmalade Atkins.

Buntysoven Tue 13-Feb-18 22:20:04

Arriety from The Borrowers (Hmm now there's a thought!) And Horace Rumpole. Wanted to be him when I was 8. Very strange child!

bridgetreilly Wed 14-Feb-18 02:27:31


And yes to Marmalade Atkins!!!

soundsystem Wed 14-Feb-18 02:32:32

Nia from the Snow Spider trilogy

deptfordgirl Wed 14-Feb-18 07:30:06

I loved the sweet valley high series so Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield and remember the bitchy friend was called Lila.

ErrantBakedBean Wed 14-Feb-18 09:21:47

I loved the idea of a girl being called Joey in the Chalet School (this was pre Dawson's Creek...)

I think those books had more fabulous names too. Theodora, Lavender and was it Ruhilda nn Ruey or something like that?

MichaelBendfaster Wed 14-Feb-18 12:30:00

Oh, and Pippi as in Longstocking.

How I wanted to be her!

crocodarl Thu 15-Feb-18 21:24:04

Ramona Quimby
Honeysuckle Weeks! I'd forgotten her. I loved her in Goggle Eyes.
Pennington from the K.M.Peyton books

TroysMammy Thu 15-Feb-18 21:33:28

GottaGetThisDone there was no Poppy in Play School. The ugly doll was called Hamble.

For me, Hong Kong Phooey and Spot
Ivor the Engine
Dick Dastardly and Mutley
Champion the Wonder Horse
Milly Molly Mandy
Ramona Quimby
The Flumps, Posy, Pootle and Perkin.
The Famous Five
Mallory Towers
St Clares

IfyouseeRitaMoreno Thu 15-Feb-18 21:37:17

Josephine from Little Women.

missyB1 Thu 15-Feb-18 21:45:39

Definitely Hamble in play School!

Simone, Frieda, Robin and Margot from the Chalet School.

Darrell and Felicity from Mallory Towers.

Crystal Tips from Crystal Tips and Alistair smile

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