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Sara 4

Tamarix, I have only met one other person before you who remembered the ping wings, and I am thrilled to find there is a clip on the internet, I shall sally forth and find it.

Jim, I suspect the black and white horse you're talking about was Muffin the Mule.

Everybody, I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned Tales of the Riverbank with Ratty, or a bit later on Animal Magic with Johnny Morris ....

Anyone remember the song captain beaky and his band by Keith Mitchell?  Favourite of mine that I got played on local radio for my young nephew's birthday.    It came on the radio as I was driving him and his mates to an amusement park and we all sang along at the tops of our the biggest kid of all   Lovely!

star gaze lily

Yes me too. About bats, rats, owls etc great fun. Paul Nicholas also sang one from cats I think,  called  Mr Mastopherlees (ha ha ha spelling??!!)

Wouldn't it be great for ??ou guys if I could post me singing cap'n beaky on the forum.  Wot a treat for all of you 


star gaze lily

Err, possibly Verdun,  will it be tuneful,  or will I need to turn the volume down he he he 

Seriously lily?  Yes you will need to turn the volume down.  My singing is AWFUL.  I am loud. 


Don't encourage him lily!! I'm told his voice could strip paint...

Placido he ain't 

Sara, I remember someone talking about Ping Wings to me but I've never seen it. Think it was my ex husband but he's younger than me so not sure. 

Used to love MagicRoundabout and Jackanory, but they promised they'd tell every story ever written on it...and they didn't. I want my licence fee back...


Hi Verdun, sorry I,ve just been catching up on this thread, it was the Ying Tong song!

We named our siamese cat after it!! 

Anyone remember the Shadocks, it was a bizarre French cartoon of creatures on other planets??!!!

Oh, you mean after all these years I had the words wrong ginagibbs?  Now you say it I realise it.   Silleeeee me!    Must start singing it correctly now 


Captain Pugwash,and various other characters with dodgy names.

Mork and Mindy,the Waltons

and the frog chorus song perhaps scope there for some additional singers.....

star gaze lily

You can start now Verdun, volume turned down and ear plugs at the ready. So after 3 Verdun-------1                            2                          aaaannnnd  3!

Lily, lily, lily.  You trying to get me into trouble?  I can still remember at primary school simgiNg away at a harvest festival service amd the head teacher making  a bee line for me....."not so loud...." he said.    Affected me to this day 

star gaze lily

Oh Verdun i'm sorry you were picked on, of course I don't want you to get in trouble. I just want to hear Captain Beaky again


For some reason I don't remember any kids programmes, maybe I was a kid before there was TV, and I'm only 27 too! Does anyone remember The Rag Trade?


I know lily.  Actually the cap'n beaky tune is quite infectious in my head at mo.  The words too.  Still a mischievous kid inside 


star gaze lily

Verdun that song has been in my head most of the day!!!!!!!


Rag Trade.Sue...was that Reg Varney?

Lily.  Thats the idea.  "I've got a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves......".  Ha ha