Thursday, March 30, 2017

Special Delivery – Children of the Stones

Children of the Stones originally aired on the United Kingdom's ITV Network in January and February 1977 and became a part of Classic Nickelodeon when the network aired it as part of their anthology series “The Third Eye”.

In the series opener we meet astrophysicist Adam Brake and his young son Matthew as they arrive in the small village of Milbury, which is built in the midst of a megalithic stone circle.

The main premise of the show was that the small village of Milbury exists within a stone circle, reminiscent of Stone Hedge, where they were stuck in a time rift where the same events unfold every time the time circle resets with only minor variations occurring each time. Then when the power of the circle fails to be released to the outside world it resets and the same events attempt to unfold again.

As Adam Brake and his son Matthew attempt to make establish a life for themselves in their new surroundings they begin to notice something very odd about their new neighbors. One day they are normal functioning people and the next they seem to be in a fog, distant and detached from everything and everyone around them expect from their fellow “Happy Dayers”.  By this time it seems that the only other people who have not been affected by the strange phenomenon are the museum curator Margaret and her daughter Sandra.

During this time we discover that Matthew has psychic abilities and had only the year before come across a painting, which depicted the scene of the first circle with a beam of light in the middle to the circle. While attempting to discern the meaning of the painting Matthew meets Dai, the village poacher, who seems to know more than people think he does.

When Margret and Sandra eventually fall under the spell of the “Happy Dayers” Adam and Matthew know they must work quickly to break the spell or fall victims to The Circle themselves.

Availability
Currently, the serial is available on DVD, released by Second Sight in the UK and by Acorn Media in the US. The DVD includes interviews with actor Gareth Thomas and producer Peter Graham Scott. The series was released yet again in 2011 by Network DVD.

Cast
Hendrick – Iain Cuthbertson
Adam – Gareth Thomas
Dai – Freddie Jones
Link – John Woodnutt
Margaret – Veronica Strong
Mrs. Crabtree – Ruth Dunning
Matthew – Peter Demin
Sandra – Katharine Levy
Kevin – Darren Hatch
Jimmo – Gary Lock
Dr. Lyle – Richard Mathews
Miss Clegg – June Barrie
Browning – Hubert Tucke


Episodes
Into the Circle
Circle of Fear
Serpent in the Circle
Narrowing Circle
Charmed Circle
Squaring the Circle
Full Circle


Children of the Stones – full series 






Saturday, March 25, 2017

In Search of Saturday

Welcome to “In Search of Saturdays" an advertising space I’ve designed to help our members find those long lost movies, cartoons, TV shows, toys, games and anything else that we’ve all been looking for, for a very long time.

The instructions are simple. Post your personal “looking for” list in the comments and we’ll all see if we can help you find what you’re looking for. - This will be a group effort please.

If you can’t remember the name of a show or toy that’s alright, post what you can remember and maybe someone here will be able to tell you what it is. Also please remember that if you are listing television shows or movies please let us know if you are looking to purchase these shows or if you just want to watch them online. Then we, the members of the group, will help try to help each other and go “in search of” those items for our fellow members.

A good places to start our searches is iOffer which, in my opinion, is better than eBay b/c you can find lots of shows there that you can’t find anywhere else.


MY WANT LIST
This is a list of the Classic Nickelodeon programs that I’m looking for to purchase. Please note that I am a private collector who does not copy and resell my collection. The videos and DVDs that I collect are for my own private viewing here in my home or my Mother’s house where I originally watched them. If you have any of these and would like to sell me copies – for my private viewing – please contact me at peggysueclay@hotmail.com Also, IF YOU CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Thank you.


***** NON VIDEO ITEMS *****
Muppets Magazine 1982
People Magazine – no date available – Marc Summers’ car accident article
Any '80’s women’s or children’s magazines
Early to Mid-1980’s TV Guides


***** REGULAR PROGRAMS *****
Dusty's Treehouse
Hocus Focus
Kids’ Writes (besides the 6 episodes which are currently on youtube)
Livewire
Nick Rocks Video to Go
Science International (aka) What Will They Think of Next?
Spread Your Wings
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Studio See


***** PINWHEEL CARTOONS *****
The Adventures of the Mole
Bunny in the Suitcase
Emily (my favorite)
Hattytown Tales
Magic Coco
The Magic Roundabout


***** SPECIAL DELIVERY *****
Beware, Beware My Beauty Fair
Clarence & The Ottaway (staring Billy Hufsey)
Kids’ Writes (have 6 episodes but would like more)
Silver City (The Righteous Apples special)



Classic Nick Rocks



Mr. Mister – Kyrie



John Mellencamp – Little Pink Houses



AVB – Anything For You



Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels



Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Special Delivery – Sound of Music

It’s been over 50 years since Julie Andrews twirled on an Austrian hill top to proclaim that “the hills are alive with the sound of music.” To celebrate the historic anniversary, ABC’s Diane Sawyer took a trip to Austria with Andrews to revisit where the iconic film was shot. “The Untold Story of The Sound of Music” visited old filming locations and allowed viewers to walk down memory lane as Andrews told stories about what it was like to create a film that has become a worldwide phenomenon. Of course, in reliving those memories, Andrews revealed a few things that many “Sound of Music” fans didn’t know.

  
The Untold Story of 'The Sound of Music'




The Trapp Family
This movie about the Trapp family is based more closely upon the memoirs of Maria von Trapp than the later movie, "The Sound of Music."







Sunday, February 12, 2017

Special Delivery – Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris

For those of you who may be looking at this title and wondering if it could have been a Nickelodeon Special Delivery rest assured, it was not. One of the goals I have with this blog is to provide clean family friendly entertainment both in the ‘80’s music videos and Special Deliveries that I post. Most of the SDs are indeed taken from the early days of Nickelodeon’s history but others, like this one, were but they still hold to the standards I have for this blog. That being said I hope that you will enjoy this film.

The plot revolves around Ada Harris, who is so enchanted by her employer's couture wardrobe that she becomes determined to go to the House of Dior in Paris to purchase an evening gown of her own. She cuts every corner she knows how to cut but does she make it to Paris? Will she have her own Dior dress and if so will she be allowed to keep it? Find out in this wonderful film starring Angela Lansbury as Mrs. ‘Arris.


Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris






Saturday, January 28, 2017

In Search of Saturday

Welcome to “In Search of Saturdays" an advertising space I’ve designed to help our members find those long lost movies, cartoons, TV shows, toys, games and anything else that we’ve all been looking for, for a very long time.


The instructions are simple. Post your personal “looking for” list in the comments and we’ll all see if we can help you find what you’re looking for. - This will be a group effort please.

If you can’t remember the name of a show or toy that’s alright, post what you can remember and maybe someone here will be able to tell you what it is. Also please remember that if you are listing television shows or movies please let us know if you are looking to purchase these shows or if you just want to watch them online. Then we, the members of the group, will help try to help each other and go “in search of” those items for our fellow members.

A good places to start our searches is iOffer which, in my opinion, is better than eBay b/c you can find lots of shows there that you can’t find anywhere else.


MY WANT LIST
This is a list of the Classic Nickelodeon programs that I’m looking for to purchase. Please note that I am a private collector who does not copy and resell my collection. The videos and DVDs that I collect are for my own private viewing here in my home or my Mother’s house where I originally watched them. If you have any of these and would like to sell me copies – for my private viewing – please contact me at peggysueclay@hotmail.com Also, IF YOU CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Thank you.


***** NON VIDEO ITEMS *****
Muppets Magazine 1982
People Magazine – no date available – Marc Summers’ car accident article
Any '80’s women’s or children’s magazines
Early to Mid-1980’s TV Guides


***** REGULAR PROGRAMS *****
Dusty's Treehouse
Hocus Focus
Kids’ Writes (besides the 6 episodes which are currently on youtube)
Livewire
Nick Rocks Video to Go
Science International (aka) What Will They Think of Next?
Spread Your Wings
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Studio See


***** PINWHEEL CARTOONS *****
The Adventures of the Mole
Bunny in the Suitcase
Emily (my favorite)
Hattytown Tales
Magic Coco
The Magic Roundabout


***** SPECIAL DELIVERY *****
Beware, Beware My Beauty Fair
Clarence & The Ottaway (staring Billy Hufsey)
Kids’ Writes (have 6 episodes but would like more)
Silver City (The Righteous Apples special)