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Bill Collins
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Posted: 30 May 2018 at 11:33am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Rebecca, the things that scared me as a kid were the
dwarf and the fish, plus it was Eastern European and
badly dubbed, i`m pretty sure the original dialogue was
still detectable in the sound mix which gave it a freaky
quality! I must watch it again to see if my memory is
correct!
This was a thing of early 70`s kid`s tv in Britain, we
got a lot of European imports that were badly dubbed, i
guess they were cheap filler for the summer holidays!
White Horses and Belle and Sebastian spring to mind!
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Posted: 30 May 2018 at 11:50am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I remember some similarly wild Czech and eastern European productions dubbed into English, no idea what they were now but knights and medieval types of settings in some, fantasy powers.In a way they got mixed up with Japanese monster movies like Gamorrah, U.S. puppet Curiosity Shops, and The Double Deckers in my brain. :^)

I loved The Moon Stallion series too, that had Sarah Sutton playing a blind girl with some psychic gifts, before she was in Doctor Who. :^)
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I can recall The Tinder Box, which was another Euro-
import.We also got ancient American stuff like Champion
the Wonder Horse,Casey Jones, The Forest Rangers(I
remember unkind school kids calling me Billy Two
Rivers!) and Whirlybirds!
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I'll have to check into Tinder Box. Forest Rangers like Tales Of The Riverbank (with Hammy The Hamster) were Canadian.

Free Wheelers is another '60s-'70s British kids show I've never seen, made by Southern who did Worzel Gummige, I believe a lot of the Free Wheelers were wiped. There was an ex-Doctor Who companion and an ex-Bugaloo in it though.

Dramarama had some good episodes and some not so good, also Shadows. Various itv regional licensees contributed I think, or was Shadows all Thames?
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Freewheelers I found boring, but that may have been
because it was too old for me at the time.

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