May 18, 2003
Retro British Television

The BBC1 Clock from 1981

Do you remember that?

It’s good to know that someone out there is preserving history. In this case his name is Dave Jeffery - and the Flash version of the BBC Clock that you see above was reproduced by Dave as part of a BBC commission - the results of which you can see at the BBC I Love TV page on testcards and idents. (The clock that you see above is actually being served from the BBC page.)

Furthermore - you will find a whole host of other Flash animations of TV idents by Dave, plus loads of other material pulled together by a chap called Andrew Wiseman by going to If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s - this site will certainly bring back memories.

My favourites from this great site:

But, best of all - remember Mary, Mungo & Midge? I have only vague memories of this kids TV programme - but somebody called “Dave the Wave” it seems, has made it his life’s work to remind everyone how great a kids show it was. They just don’t make them like that any more …

As if by magic - the shopkeeper appeared.
From Mr Benn - never just an ordinary day at 52 Festive Road. (Click here for hear the theme tune.)

Posted by jag at May 18, 2003 02:19 PM

Thank you for making me feel really old :oD

Posted by: Pewari on May 19, 2003 12:05 PM


Actually - it wasn’t meant to make people feel old: was meant to point out the geekiness of it all. 10 out 10 for geekiness if you ask me!

But then, perhaps geekiness is a trait of the older generation only …

Best regards - Jag

Posted by: Jag on May 19, 2003 03:48 PM

Anyone remember an 80s British tv show. Which starred a girl who was a bit punkish and would talk to the camera? I thought it was “Marmaloid” but I think I am wrong.

Posted by: Rich on October 7, 2003 08:09 AM

Anyone remember an 80s British TV show called the Boatman or a character called the Boatman.
he lived on a canal bardge and moved through the canals in the south of England.

Posted by: Stewart on November 17, 2003 10:16 AM
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