bbc childrens programes

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I am trying to find the name of a bbc childrens programe from the mid 70's (i think). All i can remember is in the opening scenes every day goings on in life suddenly stopped, ie a train coming half way out of a tunnel freezes. The story seemed to revolve around a girl wandering around the countryside and every time she walked near an electric pylon, she would have a pain in the head. Does aybody remember this or have i imagined it?

stephen claydon, Tuesday, 7 October 2003 18:59 (nineteen years ago) link

THE BOY WHO TURNED YELLOW - Taught us all about the wonders of electricity. Boy is sent home from school. On Tube train home, there's a flash, and everything turns yellow, including him. There's some bloke called Nick ("Short for electroNIC") who helps him travel down the mains circuits. Oh, and there's something to do with mice. Quite surreal, but it did teach us that electricity travels at the speed of light. ("Or as we like to say, light travels at the speed of electricity"). An all-action finale involved rescuing a pet mouse from the Tower of London, with comical beefeater guards, ravens etc. Ha-ho! A prestigious entry, however, for not only was it one of the last collaborations of the great director/writer/producer team of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC "Nephew Danny" PRESSBURGER, but it won that year's "Chiffy" award! That's the award presented for the best CFF Film of that year. Still, not to be sniffed at...


?? http://tv.cream.org/arkcff.htm

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 19:37 (nineteen years ago) link

Probably not that, I know. But it sounded interesting. Powell and Pressburger!

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 19:38 (nineteen years ago) link

Ahh - it was this, no doubt:

The Changes

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 19:41 (nineteen years ago) link

Wow, the guy on that website is really into it. It does sound good.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 19:42 (nineteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

What's the name of that british kids show with the little girl who looks like a raver? Thanks.

Varèse Garagebande (kkvgz), Monday, 1 November 2010 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

Tracy Beaker?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 November 2010 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

No, that's not it.

kkvgz, Monday, 1 November 2010 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

maybe Lazytown? Which I think is actually Icelandic or something.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Monday, 1 November 2010 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

That's it! Thanks.

kkvgz, Monday, 1 November 2010 18:53 (twelve years ago) link


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