TV Characters of the 70s, 80s and 90s

I was thinking about old TV programmes recently and decided to create a list of my favourite programmes, characters and presenters from my childhood in the UK.

There are loads more but these are the ones that make me smile and think “oh yea, I forgot about that one….. “

  • Trev and Simon from Going Live
  • Green Cross Code Man
  • Jolly Green Giant
  • Les Dennis and Dustin Gee
  • Russ Abbott’s, Basildon Bond
  • Little and Large
  • Morecambe and Wise
  • Debbie McGee and Paul Daniels
  • Helen Daniels from Neighbours
  • Arthur Daley, Minder
  • Baldrick
  • Benny from Crossroads
  • Higgins from Magnum PI
  • Desperate Dan from The Dandy comic book
  • Basil Brush – Boom Boom
  • Gentle Ben
  • Jackanory
  • Glen Michael’s Cavalcade
  • Palladin from Glen Michael’s Cavalcade
  • Sooty and Sweep
  • Paddington Bear
  • Henderson Kids
  • He-man and She-ra
  • The Wombles of Wimbledon (common are we)
  • Wurzel Gummidge
  • The Krankies – “fan dabi dozi”
  • Thundercats (are go)
  • Edna from Willow the Wisp
  • Miles Colby – The Colbys
  • Blake Carrington – Dynasty
  • Grotbags
  • Zippy from Rainbow
  • Norris Mcwirter – Record Breakers
  • Roy Castle – Record Breakers
  • Tiswas
  • Why Don’t You
  • Topcat
  • Trumpton….Pew…Pew…Barnie…McGrew…Cuthbert …Dibble… Grub
  • Bergerac
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Dogtanian
  • The Fall Guy
  • Orville
  • Roland Rat
  • The Marvellous Mechanical Mouse Organ
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Percy Sugden – Coronation Street
  • Bet Lynch – Coronation Street
  • Hilda Ogden – Coronation Street
  • Kit – Night Rider
  • Hi-De-Hi
  • Highway to Heaven
  • Colonel Decker – The A-Team
  • Dempsey and Makepeace
  • Miami Vice
  • Dick Dasterdly
  • Airwolf
  • Blue Peter
  • Metal Mickey
  • Boss Hogg
  • Vinegar Tits – Prisoner Cell Block H
  • Lizzie – Prisoner Cell Block H
  • Bullseye
  • Max from Hart to Hart
  • Tweekie – Buck Rogers
  • Rod Corkhill – Rod The Plod – Brookside
  • Jimmy Corkhill – Brookside
  • Stu Francis – I could crush a grape
  • TJ Hooker
  • Morph
  • Maggie Philbin
  • Juliet Bravo
  • Stig of the dump
  • John Craven’s Newsround
  • The Equalizer
  • Chips
  • Captain Caveman
  • Hong Kong Phuey
  • Tattoo from Fantasy Island – “The plane, the plane…..”
  • Heinz Wolf – The Great Egg Race
  • Dusty Bin
  • Bagpuss
  • Andi Peters – Childrens BBC

And last but not least, one of my all time favourties…..

  • Monkey Magic
Monkey Magic - Classic!

Monkey Magic – Classic!

Check out the photos of these characters and more on this facebook group page…..

Do you have a favourite?

2 thoughts on “TV Characters of the 70s, 80s and 90s

  1. I met the green cross code man when I was five and he came to our school. It was the best thing ever because the actor David Prowse, who was the Green Cross code man, also played Darth Vader. It’s true. He was really tall.

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