To really miss those early Sunday evening children's BBC serials we used to watch.

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Retropear Sun 17-Nov-13 16:09:18

Such as The Phoenix and the Carpet etc.

We'd all watch them together with toast round the fire.

Wonder why they don't do them now.

maudpringle Sun 17-Nov-13 16:11:13

I remember that and Peep behind the Curtain and Mill on the Floss- brilliant.Rounded off the weekend perfectly smile

mrsjay Sun 17-Nov-13 16:11:44

oh toms secret garden (his name was tom right ? )

Lion witch and the wardrobe was another, no they dont show those anymore which is a shame maybe kids TV has moved on

minsmum Sun 17-Nov-13 16:12:49

Children of the new forest was my favourite

Angelodelighto Sun 17-Nov-13 16:13:35

They used to show them running upto Christmas... I loved The box of delights.
There's no good book based series any more sad

muppetthecow Sun 17-Nov-13 16:14:02

We used to record them all. My parents still have most of them! I have the BBC Narnia on DVD grin

(I actually went up the aisle at my wedding to the theme tune from Narnia...)

Retropear Sun 17-Nov-13 16:14:06

You'd look forward to it,not the same as a DVD.

Maybe that is part of the reason Dr Who is so popular.It's on earlier and suits all ages.

MetellaEstMater Sun 17-Nov-13 16:14:19

They were wonderful. You are right - a real shame.

janey68 Sun 17-Nov-13 16:14:58

Toms midnight garden... Yes, they were lovely. But I think it's the fact that times have changed and tv on demand has completely altered how people view tv. Just out of my own group of friends I know several who never watch live tv any more. There is no longer that sense of having to sit down as family at a certain time. Of course there are lots of pluses to having more freedom of choice; but I agree that it does mean a loss in some ways

Retropear Sun 17-Nov-13 16:15:01

Carrie's War

Retropear Sun 17-Nov-13 16:17:38

Five Children and It

They do adult classic book series,why not kids?

<pouts>

LittleBairn Sun 17-Nov-13 16:18:48

I really miss them too they really helped with dulling that Sunday nig feeling because there was something to look forward too.

Black beauty

LittleBairn Sun 17-Nov-13 16:19:25

Night feeling.

usualsuspect Sun 17-Nov-13 16:20:17

The forest rangers.

candycrushhater Sun 17-Nov-13 16:20:21

I loved Box of Delights...and Moondial. It seemed so creepy at the time.

Shosha1 Sun 17-Nov-13 16:20:29

The Borrowers, Little Women and Lorna Doone (Ok last two done in the 70's so most wont remember them)

Beccadugs Sun 17-Nov-13 16:20:37

They were amazing, such a childhood staple.

I wish they still did them!!

jimijack Sun 17-Nov-13 16:20:54

How very 1970`s!!!!
It was the Muppet show too after bath & hair wash on a Sunday.

I remember the Phoenix and the carpet.

I was going to say "Black Beauty", I also loved series like "The Lone Ranger", "Dick Turpin", "Robin of Sherwood" etc, but have got no idea when they were on

Ifcatshadthumbs Sun 17-Nov-13 16:21:08

Oh yes. We watched these every Sunday, whilst mum did the ironing, I sorted the socks and dad cooked a roast dinner.

Tried to recreate this with ds last week, but we watched lassie instead whilst he sorted socks. He was a bit hmm but I enjoyed it!

usualsuspect Sun 17-Nov-13 16:21:26

The Forest Rangers was 60s ,so I expect I'm the only one who remembers it.

They were really good, especially remember Five Children and It and the Borrowers!

mrsjay Sun 17-Nov-13 16:23:29

oh yes the borrowers did the not do a modern version of that the other year not sure if it was on a sunday night though

LittleBairn Sun 17-Nov-13 16:23:41

Oh the Birrowers were my favorite.

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