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#1

Remember that programme Cape Wrath (may also have been called Meadowlands according to the internet)? David Morrissey, Felicity Jones, a pre-Hollywood Tom Hardy. I never watched the whole thing, so have been trying to read a plot summary about what it was all about (witness protection? some sort of experiment?) but I can’t find one. What was the deal?


#2

Remember Reboot on CITV? They did doughnut flavoured Skips as a tie in with it.


#3

Yellowthread Street

No cunt seems to remember this apart from one of my all time dogs and my bro.


#4

Describe it to me.


#5

Don’t know what it is, pal.


#6

Can’t remember what it was called. Timothy West was in it as the Chairman of a struggling football club. Had a catchphrase where he’d say “I want x or y … and I want it cheap”. Almost certainly rubbish.


#7

Primitive CGI kids show, feel like it all took part in “the mainframe” or whatever, can’t remember much more about it.


#8

Rings a bell.


#9

CBBC sitcom thing about kids at an outward bound centre - Mud. In my head it was about a choir. Am I getting it confused with something else? Apparently Mud starred Russell Brand. Look at him!


#10

Hippies, it would pop into my head sometimes but I never bothered googling it. I was googling Sally Philips the other day (after her documentary) and she’d been in it. I didn’t realise it was written by Arthur Matthews.


#11

Eleven Men Against Eleven.

I remember finding it quite funny.


#12

I remember that! Julian Rhind-Tutt was in it.

Was there also a British remake of That 70s Show or am I conflating them?


#13

if there was a remake of it I don’t even half remember seeing it


#14

Kids show where there were some posh kids who had some little monster thing living in some sand in their garden maybe?


#15

It was a thing!


#16

Five Children and It? The psamyad or something…


#17

Ah yes, well remembered. Having now googled it I see it was written by Andy Hamilton, so probably was ok, actually.


#18

That’s the one


#19

It’s quite a famous book, written by E Nesbit.


#20

What does the E stand for?