In Search Of Saturday features two of our Classic Nickelodeon family members
who are looking for some of their favorite shows. Below you will read the
emails sent to me form both Eric and Tracie and my responses to them. I was unable to
help them in their search, but I feel confident that someone out there will be
able them find what they’re looking for. If so, please email me, my email is listed
below, and I will pass your information on to them or post your responses in
the comment section and hopefully they will see it very soon.
I would like to extend my deepest apologies to Eric for making him wait so long
for my response. I live in Oklahoma and our primaries were June 26th
and I was helping to campaign for a gentlemen who was running for governor and
you caught me at a very, very, busy time and I’m so sorry I wasn't able to get
back to you sooner. I hope that you will please forgive me for not getting back
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:04 AM
Subject: Looking for a Nickelodeon Today's Special Film
Thanks for your entertaining and informative
blog, it brought back many happy memories of old shows and films.
I stumbled onto it because I am trying to find
a film that I saw several times as a child in the early to mid-1980s on
Nickelodeon, and I think as a Today's Special.
It was about two females, friends, during the
summer at what I believe to be a New England or Canadian town with a
family, eccentric, who they believed to be witches. The film had a dark
and ambiguous ending. The one girl goes to spend an evening being
baby-sat by the family and during a thunderstorm and power outage she
tries to escape and they have sacrificed her or not. I thought I
found it online several years ago, forgot about, and wanted to find it again.
Thank you so much for reading my blog and for
your email. I think you’re mixing up Special Delivery with Today’s Special
which was an entirely different show. That being said, I’ll be honest with you,
this does not sound familiar to me, the only Special Delivery I can think of
that had witches in it was “The Witches and the Grinnygog” from 1983. Here is
the link to the first episode, I haven’t watched this in a while, but I know
that later there is a group of older women who are all witches. Watch this
episode, or maybe more than just one, and let me know if this is the right one.
In the mean time I’ll put out a couple of feelers to see if anyone remembers
Thanks again for your email.
The Witches and the Grinnygog episode 1 TVS
Re: Looking for a Nickelodeon Today's Special
Today, 11:25 AM
Thank you for the kind note, and
correction. But no, that is not the show. It was a film they aired
more than once, and I found it in the early 2000's on another Nicolodeon fan
site that seems to have gone the way of all flesh.
This was a film about a family in New England
or the Canadian Maritimes, the actors were American, except for an old woman,
the main "witch" who had either a real or fake Eastern European
accent. It was never clear how much was true and how much was the two main
child actors imagination. It was set during the summer holidays and was
likely a made for TV special. I saw it at least three times as a child
between 1983 and 1987.
I am desperately looking for the complete 1979 season of this
show. I need six episodes to complete my collection and have been looking for
years. These episodes are not on youtube and were never released, so I'm hoping
to find someone who recorded them back then. Of course I'm willing to pay.
Hi Tracie, thank you for your email. When I googled the title, I found this
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In a major expansion of
cablevision services CableSystem on Christmas Day will begin broadcasting “Nickelodeon,”
a children’s entertainment channel offering programing 10-11 hours daily.
The new service is delivered
to the CableSystem via space satellite from Warner Communications, an arm of
one of the nation’s largest entertainment conglomerates. It will be broadcast
on the CableSystem without commercials.
“Nickelodeon” will be carried
on CableSystem’s Channel 5 throughout Toledo, Perrysburg, and Rossford
according to John Karl, president of Buckeye Cablevision, operators of the
“Nickelodeon” service on
weekdays will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On weekends, the children’s programming
will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Among the chief contributors
to the programming concept of “Nickelodeon” is Vivian Horner, former director of
the research for “The Electric Company” at the Children’s Television Workshop.
She is an authority on children’s education and language learning.
In all, some six programs will
be telecast daily, ranging in length from a half-hour to five hours. They are
designed to be part entertainment, part educational.
Opening daily programming at
10 a.m. (9 on weekends) will be “Pinwheel,” a special show geared to the
interest and short attention span of preschoolers.
Among the other shows are “By
the Way,” for 7 to 12 age group, which combines animation and live action; “Children’s
Classics,” which comes from the British Broadcasting Corporation and “America
Goes Bananaz,” a teen variety show which blends informative segments on current
teen-age interests and a talent showcase for young artists.
A unique show called “Video
Comic Books” invites young viewers to read along with the narration, with one
segments requiring the youngsters to read the dialogue themselves.
“Nickel Flicks,” a half-hour
show, is a salute to the movie serials of the 1930s and 1940s, with such stars
as Buster Crabbe, Tom Mix, John Wayne and Gene Autry.
“Nickelodeon” is the CableSystems
first major service delivered via satellite. It doubtless is the forerunner of
man innovations which are transforming this rapidly developing electronic
Happy Birthday to two of our favorite Tomorrow People, Peter Vaughn-Clarke who played “Stephen Jameson” and Nicholas Young who played "John Dixon" in the original 1970’s version of The Tomorrow People.
Stephen Jameson (Peter Vaughan-Clarke)
Aged 15, was the first
Tomorrow Person to "break out" on screen. At first, he finds it hard
to believe that he is a Tomorrow Person, but soon comes to accept this. Like
other Tomorrow People, Stephen possesses various psychic abilities. The primary
powers of all telepaths are "jaunting", the ability to
instantaneously transport oneself from one place to another, telepathy, the
ability to read the minds of other Tomorrow People and telekinesis, the ability
to move objects with the power of the mind.
John Dixon (Nicholas Young)
Nick Young (Left) & Peter Vaughan-Clarke (Right)
Aged 17, John is the leader
of the Tomorrow People. He is an inventor and scientist. He built The Lab and
the biological computer, TIM, with some help from the Galactic Federation. John
was, to the best of our knowledge, the first Tomorrow Person to survive the breaking
out process for which he had no guidance through the process.