The Programmes:

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From Gentle Ben to Gruey

Gentle Ben : Big bear, swamp and a little kid shouting BIN, BIN. The young star of this show also stared in the Austin Powers movie and, according to another visitor is the brother of director Ron Howard.

The Gentle Ben theme tune


Get Up and Go : See Mooncat.


Giddy Game Show : Giddy, Gus (stupid ape) and the professor present a quiz show without live contestants, YOU are the contestants.

Are you ready?
Gus is ready,
Giddy's ready!
Round 1!

Theme Tune - The End Theme


Gideon : An effeminate yellow duck with a very long neck who lived in a pond with his animal pals. Narrated by Goodie Tim Brooke Taylor.


Gilbert's Fridge: Snot covered green monster first seen on Number 73 reappeared in his own show. So that parents wouldn't be offended he had a handkerchief but to be honest it didn't do a great deal. Lots of fun though.


Godzilla :A boat of 4 scientist who could press a button to call on Godzilla who could always stand knee high in the water and then swim underneath it. In return the people looked after Godzookie the inept son of the green giant. Now there's a conception to have seen!

UP FROM THE DEPTHS,
THIRTY STOREYS HIGH,
BREATHING FIRE,
HE STANDS IN THE SKY,
GODZILLA, GODZILLA,
AND GODZOOKIE.

Recently re-appeared in a much scarier version and they've changed the theme tune (all to tie in with the film of course).

Theme Tune - The Godzilla Theme


Grandad : Clive "Corporal Jones" Dunn as the man who "played the piana in the strangest manna". The story was about an old caretaker called Charlie Quick. Clive Dunn's single "Grandad" reached number 1 in 1970!

WHO'S THAT WALKING DOWN THE STREET?
BANDY LEGS,EDUCATED FEET,
SUNNY SMILE,MOW AIN'T THAT SWEET?
IT'S GRANDAD! CHARLIE QUICK!

IF YOU'VE GOT A SONG,HE'LL CONDUCT THE SING ALONG,
PLAYS THE PIANNA IN THE STRANGEST MANNER
THE WORD'S ARE RIGHT BUT THE TUNES ALL WROOOOOONG!!!
WHO GOES QUICK WHEN THE BAND GOES SLOW?
WHO'S A REAL ROMEO?
RIDES A HORSE IN A RODEO...
IT'S GRANDAD! CHARLIE QUICK!!!!


Grange Hill : A large number of children were banned from watching "The Hill" as it was full of kids taking the mickey out of teachers, causing trouble and getting into scrapes. My mum loved it and so it was essential viewing in our houehold. The BBC decided to show each episode starting with the first every weekend. They started in 1991 and finished in about 1997 and it never looked out of date (alright, hair styles and clothes may change but we still want to have races in the school swimming pool on benches, don't we). After Gripper left this programme there were only 5 reasons to watch it.

Caroline Donnington.
Laura Reegan - who's mum was the PE teacher.
George Hayes (that's a lass by the way)
Ronnie Birtles,
Laura Reegan's mate (Julie something).

After saying that relatives of the old cast should come back, Tucker Jenkins nephew now appears. Still no sight of Miss Regan following in her mother's footsteps though.

Website - TV Cream's fantastic Grange Hill Site
Theme Tune - Grange Hill Theme (Extended Remix)


Gruey : Yet another "Boy gets into pranks at school" series a la Bad Boyes (were these all spawns of Tucker Jenkins or was there an original).


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